Well-wishers rally round in fight for Jack Robinson

The Jack Robinson fund raising walk starts at The Rainbow public house in Milton Road Cowplain''''Picture: Malcolm Wells (14273-9359)
The Jack Robinson fund raising walk starts at The Rainbow public house in Milton Road Cowplain''''Picture: Malcolm Wells (14273-9359)

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WELL-WISHERS walked more than 10 miles to help make four-year-old Jack Robinson’s dreams come true.

A group of more than 40 people trekked from The Rainbow pub in Milton Road, Cowplain, to Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower to raise money for the identical twin.

Denmead Infant School pupil Jack, from Bere Road, Denmead, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour less than three weeks ago.

Parents Marie, 41, and Terence, 47, twin brother Liam and sisters Danielle, 21, and Christina, 18, are now working hard to make his dreams come true.

Members of the public have also come forward in droves to organise fundraisers for the youngster.

Among them are Lorraine Hayman, 46, and partner Andy White, 46, who organised Saturday’s walk.

Lorraine said: ‘I know Jack’s sister Christina.

‘We felt we wanted to do something for Jack.

‘I lost my own son five years ago in different circumstances, he was a lot older, but if I was given the opportunity to do this for him I would have done.

‘I’ve never met Jack.

‘It [the walk] was just supposed to be me and a couple of friends and family. I put it on Facebook and the support has been absolutely overwhelming, I’m really shocked.

‘It’s amazing.’

Among those who took part were Kirsty Thompson, 31, and daughter Tegan, nine, as well as Jamie Hill, 28, and daughter Lillie, eight.

Tegan said: ‘We really want to help Jack with his last wishes.

Lillie said: ‘We don’t want our mums to go on their own.’

Tegan’s mum Kirsty said: ‘We’ve got kids of our own. We’ve both got baby boys. It just doesn’t bear thinking about.’

Proceeds from bucket collections taken during the walk and from the sale of T-shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned with the words ‘I’m supporting Jack’s wishes’ are to be donated to the Robinson 
family.

Their plans to help make Jack’s dreams come true include throwing a Christmas party and a birthday party for the twins, who will turn five in June.

Take That star and X Factor judge Gary Barlow’s agent is also in talks with the family about meeting Jack.