Eight-year-old boy raising money for staff ‘trying hard to make him right’

He’ll be taking on the challenge with his dad and grandad at the end of this month

A young boy who has endured monthly treatment in hospital for nearly a year has decided to take on a mammoth challenge to raise money for those who have been caring for him.

Eight year-old Jamie Clarkson, from Brigg, has been cared for by the Urology Team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital every month since September 2021. To say thank you for their efforts, he will be raising funds for the charity by taking on a 20 mile bike ride with his dad and grandad.

His care has included bladder studies, a cystoscopy, ultrasounds, and an MRI scan. Jamie said: “I do like coming to the hospital because the staff are so caring, and they are all trying very hard to get me right again.

“I have lots of good memories of my time in the hospital. One day, when I came into the hospital for day surgery, I wasn’t allowed to eat before the procedure because I was having a general anaesthetic. When I woke up the nurse was very kind and brought me lots and lots of toast,” he added.

“I also remember the radiographer who did one of my scans was really kind, and he gave me some fiddle magnets as I stayed so still for my scan. I would like to say thank you to all the staff for always being so kind and friendly, and for supporting me. You are the best.”

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