Remembering Wrexham boy with day of fun


Charlie Croasdale

AN annual funday celebrated the life of a four-year-old boy who died in his sleep.

Harry’s Teddy Walk and Duck Racewas held in memory of Harry Jones, a former pupil at Borras Park Infants in Wrexham who died in 2005.

Since then Harry’s friends and family have raised more than £38,000 for Hope House Hospice through the annual teddy hunt for toddlers and duck race at Nant Mill Country Park in Coedpoeth.

It’s the sixth year the event has taken place.

A total of 538 ducks set off in six different races, with Harry’s father Jeff releasing the ducks into the river.

A three-mile circular sponsored walk also took place, which was free for all to take part.

Harry’s 13-year-old brother, Charlie, and his friend Elliot Hall made bracelets to raise money and sold them at a stall.

The sun shone throughout the day, with many families coming down to support Harry’s family and raise money for Hope House.

Harry’s mother, Julia Jones, 47, thanked everyone for their continued support.

“Every year we get a brilliant turnout at the event and this year was no different,” she said.

“We had some good weather and everyone enjoyed the duck race.

“The walk went down well and all the kids enjoyed it, and thanks to Gerrard’s for donating teddy bear biscuits to all the kids who completed the walk. Thanks also to Entertainer Toyshop for their donations.

“It was a lovely day in Harry’s memory and thank you to absolutely everyone who came along, donated and supported us on the day.”

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