Hospice ambassador George Kavanagh is on a mission to raise £500 by the end of August.

Twelve-year-old George Kavanagh's mission to raise £500 by the end of August has begun.

As reported, George, one of the hospice’s ambassadors, has launched Quest4Ten.

He will take on challenges or missions from the public in return for £10 donations, such as car washing, going without technology for a day or dog walking.

The youngster moved from primary school to Havelock Academy in September and was inspired to launch his appeal following a visit from the Mayor of North East Lincolnshire, Councillor Christina McGilligan-Fell, who is currently raising funds for her chosen charities.

He said: “I’ve been very busy since moving to secondary school, making new friends and taking on one of the lead roles in our production of Grease. I’ve also recently been elected school president.

“When the Mayor visited us, I was inspired by her enthusiasm and thought to myself, ‘I haven’t done anything for St Andrew’s for a while’.”

George was appointed ambassador in 2014, and has raised hundreds of pounds for the hospice. His father, Greg, who died in its care in March 2013, was a regular supporter of the charity, and George has followed in his footsteps.

He has since become well-known in the area for his fundraising efforts, and also for appearing on Britain’s Got Talent.

George has already raised £40 through Quest4Ten by running up Ross Castle in Cleethorpes, working in an office for a morning and walking down three flights of stairs in high-heeled shoes.

He also visited Grimsby Town Hall and cleaned some of the town’s valuable items, including a ceremonial mace dating back to the 1600s (pictured right).

George added: “I’m looking forward to seeing what people can come up with – just bear in mind I am only 12!”

If you want to set George a challenge, visit his Facebook page (search BGT’s George Kavanagh) or contact Lucy at the hospice on 01472 350908.

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