Saltford campaign raised £21k to support Jack

A CAMPAIGN to support a Saltford boy who has a rare genetic condition has raised £21,000.

Seven-year-old Jack Anderson-Jones has Cornelia De Lange Syndrome, which presents him with physical and mental challenges.

Now David Diamond, of Saltford Golf Club, has presented a cheque to Jack and his family following the fundraising success.

David said: “Being the Saltford Golf Club captain last year was an absolute honour. It was an opportunity for me to help support a very worthwhile cause in our local community.

“Jack is a lovely fun-loving boy who obviously needs a lot of special care, and his parents planned on building some much-needed facilities at their home in Saltford to help better manage matters for young Jack.

“Helping support a local cause was important to me and raising funds for this was one of my key aims during my captaincy year.

“I would like to thank members and local businesses for their generous donations, especially since we are living in such financially trying times. 

“We collected a massive £21,000 for Jack, so thank you all for your support and for being such amazing people. You have helped one of our own and I am very proud to live among you in the Saltford and Keynsham communities”.

Jack is pictured with his mum Abby and big sister Mya. David Diamond is accompanied by his friend John Cheshire, who helped him with canvassing and supporting the fundraising effort.