Son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby raises £40,000 for charity honoring his father
The son of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has so far raised £40,000 for a charity drive to help other grieving children and “in honor” of his father.
Jack Rigby was two years old when his father Lee, 25, died of multiple cuts and stab wounds after he was attacked by extremists Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale on May 22, 2013 in Woolwich, south-east London.
To mark the 10th anniversary, Jack, now 12, took part in the Scotty’s May Marathon – a challenge that sees people run 26.2 miles in May – and has met his £10,000 goal of “raising £1,000”. already surpassed Every year my father was gone.”
In a video thanking those who donated to Jack’s fundraiser, his mother Rebecca, 40, said in a video: “The amount that has been raised so far is absolutely phenomenal and I’m immensely proud of Jack for everything he has done does to raise funds and raise awareness.” To help Scotty’s and do something positive on Lee’s behalf.
“May is not an easy time for us and doing this is really helping Jack get through this difficult time, so thank you.”
Jack, who now lives in Halifax, West Yorkshire, raises funds on behalf of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a three service charity which has supported him and other children and young people aged up to 25 grieving the death of a parent mourn served in the British Armed Forces.
Jack had said he wanted to take part in the charity drive because “Scotty’s makes me proud” and the fundraiser would allow them “to continue to help me and hundreds of other kids like me”.
He added, “It helps to know I’m not the only one in my situation and that there are people I can reach out to and talk to whenever I need them.”
The Rigbys have used the breaks organized by Scotty’s to take some time out and make new memories.
They have also attended a number of events including the National Service of Remembrance and Scotty’s annual Christmas celebrations where Jack has spent time with other children in his situation.
He was also offered personal grief counseling and met the Duke of Sussex at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in 2017.
Ms Rigby urged people to keep sending their donations, adding in the video: “If you are unable to donate, please share the posts with your friends and just let’s raise as much awareness and money as we can for such a great charity.” create.” because Scotty’s really help.
“They have been supporting Jack since 2013 and continue to do so. Let’s do what we can to show them how grateful we are and that Lee has not been forgotten and that we can do something positive on his behalf. Thank you very much.”
Fusilier Rigby was off duty when he was murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks.
Adebolajo received a life sentence and Adebowale was sentenced to at least 45 years in prison.
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