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Boy, 5, raises more than £1,000 for classmate suffering from life-limiting condition

PUBLISHED: 16:46 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 16:56 31 July 2017

Chester Scammell-Webb, aged five, raised a whopping £1,100  to help a classmate. Picture: Amy Scammell-Webb

Chester Scammell-Webb, aged five, raised a whopping £1,100 to help a classmate. Picture: Amy Scammell-Webb

Amy Scammell-Webb

A boy, aged five, has raised more than a thousand pounds in aid of a classmate living with a life-limiting disease.

Chester Scammell-Webb, who attends Scotts Primary School, Bonington Road, Hornchurch, asked his mum Amy if he could sell sweets and cakes to support the MuscleUp for Lucas charity in aid of classmate Lucas White.

The charity was set up after Lucas was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) – a disease that means sufferers do not normally live beyond their 25th birthday, and aims to help find a cure.

“Chester sold sweets and cake outside our home on Saturday,” said Amy.

“So many people came along and it was all by word of mouth, a few posters, and a post on Scotts’ school Facebook page.

“He raised a staggering £1,100

“We are so proud of him and it was so lovely to see the community pull together for Lucas.”

The money has been delivered to Lucas’ grandmother.

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