Brave Jack’s family thanks fundraisers

Five-year-old Jack Cain, who died after a short illness

Five-year-old Jack Cain, who died after a short illness

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The family of five-year-old Jack Cain, who died on Friday after a short illness, have expressed their thanks for the ‘overwhelming’ response and fundraising efforts.

On Saturday, friend of the family Graham Mitchell and his work colleague Andy Wright completed their own ‘Ride for Jack’, cycling around the island and climbing more than 10,000-feet in the process.

Meanwhile a charity football match at St John’s between MFPB and Cedar Developments raised nearly £1,000.

Other planned fundraising events include a pit bike racing event in Jurby on Mad Sunday and special racing night at the Bushy’s beer tent during the TT festival.

At the request of Jack’s parents, the money will be donated to Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, where the family spent two weeks while Jack recieved treatment, and Rebecca House, the children’s wing at Hospice Isle of Man where Jack spent his final days with his family.

Jack’s grandfather, Dave Cain, thanked all their fundraisers.

‘The support we have received is almost overwhelming,’ he said. ‘On behalf of the family I would like to show appreciation for all the kindness shown.’

Keep up to date with the family’s latest fundraising efforts by following them on Twitter @jackcainfund

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