Author's honour for Sunderland boy after his Captain Tom-inspired NHS fundraiser

An aviation-loving youngster who was inspired to raise more than £1,800 for the NHS by Second World War veteran Captain Tom Moore has received a reward for his efforts.

Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 3:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 24th June 2020, 3:30 pm
Jack Berry (right) and his inspiration, Captain Tom

The pair had hoped to raise £500 for the trust, which runs Sunderland Royal Hospital, where Jack, who is autistic, is a ‘frequent visitor’ for check-ups on his autism and general mental health.

After they more more than tripled their original target, it caught the eye of RAF expert Rowland White, who sent a signed copy of his book ‘Cleared for Take Off’ to WW2 enthusiast Jack.

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“I was talking about all the planes Jack has been on on the flight simulator and the museums we’ve been to,” said mum Sara Berry.

“I was quite surprised by it but obviously Jack really likes it and has had a good look and written a letter back thanking him.”

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