A BOY from Rhyl has raised more than £1,400 for a North Wales palliative care charity after his father recently lost a battle with cancer.

Eight-year-old Jacob’s father Craig passed away on June 11 aged just 38, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with the disease, and Jacob has decided to do something for the charity in his father’s memory.

“I told him before he died that I wanted to raise £3,000 for St Kentigern Hospice where he was looked after until the end of his life,” said Jacob in a fundraising post.

“They didn’t just look after my daddy but all of our family too, putting on activities and making our last weeks together the best they could be.”

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The boy’s father Craig had worked as a surgical instrument technician for the NHS for 18 years prior to his passing.

Jacob added: “Raising this money will hopefully help other boys and girls going through what I’ve been through to make memories with their loved ones.

“I will be doing different activities to raise as much money as possible and I hope I make my Daddy as proud as he made me when he was fighting.”

Among the activities planned in trying to reach his goal of £3,000 are running five laps around the Marine Lake with his pyjamas on, waxing his stepfather’s chest, and a sponsored litter pick.

The eight-year-old is also hoping to involve his school, Ysgol Gymraeg Dewi Sant, in the fundraising.

Jacob has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his cause.