Wigan schoolboy's sponsored bike ride raises more than £1,000 in teen's memory

A schoolboy raised more than £1,000 to help people struggling with their mental health after the death of a Wigan teenager.
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Seven-year-old Zac Jackson wanted to do something in memory of Jacob Taylor, 19, after finding his body in Crawford’s Wood in Aspull while metal detecting with his grandfather on February 18.

Jacob, who lived in Aspull, had been missing since the previous day and a search party was already out looking for him.

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Zac Jackson raised more than £1,100 for The One House community centreZac Jackson raised more than £1,100 for The One House community centre
Zac Jackson raised more than £1,100 for The One House community centre
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The discovery was a huge shock to Zac and inspired him to organise a sponsored bike ride in Jacob’s memory.

Along with a team of fellow fund-raisers, Zac cycled from The One House community centre in Aspull to Haigh Hall and back.

They raised £1,198.92, which will be used by the centre to support people struggling with mental health issues.

Zac, who attends Canon Sharples Primary School, was presented with a trophy and certificate by The One House in recognition of his achievement.

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