Trio of challenges for Osgodby’s Nathaniel

A six-year-old from Osgodby has taken on a trio of challenges to raise money for a local charity which has given him a lot of support.

Nathaniel with his hedgehog homes

Nathaniel Hodges, a pupil at Osgodby Primary School, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was just three years old.

The condition is one that can be a challenge to live with and requires a good deal of support.

For Nathan, that support has come from his family and from a Grimsby-based charity as Nathan’s mum Caroline explained.

Nathaniel's spooky walk completed

She said: “Nathaniel has received lots of amazing support from the Sunflower Children’s Action Group - a team of wonderful volunteers who help children with life threatening and life limiting conditions.

“Due to Covid, the group have lost some of their funding streams and Nathaniel wanted to help.”

So kind-hearted Nathaniel set himself three challenges, which he managed to complete over the recent half-term holiday.

The first was a 50-word spelling test, which, as the picture right shows, he completed successfully.

All smiles for the spellings

Then, as it was Halloween, he did a long-distance spooky run.

Finally, as both Nathaniel and his family are concerned about the declining number of hedgehogs, he made a number of hedgehog boxes for family and friends.

To date, Nathaniel’s efforts have raised £600 - but the money is still rolling in.

Caroline said: “We would like to thank everyone who has supported us during this very uncertain time and congratulate Nathaniel on his successful challenge.”

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