Miles for Men plans music night in memory of Jacob Jenkins

Michael Day, left, with Les Watts and Kevin Hill, right, who are organising the fundraising event
Michael Day, left, with Les Watts and Kevin Hill, right, who are organising the fundraising event
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A charity is giving its support to a grieving Hartlepool family.

Miles for Men, in conjunction with Les Watts, is organising a music night at Hartlepool Workingmens Club in King Oswy Drive.

Jacob Jenkins. Family Photograph.

Jacob Jenkins. Family Photograph.

It will be held on Wednesday, December 9, and will feature four acts including Kerrianne Covell, who featured on X Factor.

Also on the bill will be Charlie Campbell, The Finetimes and Ashley Tweddle.

Tickets are £8 and proceeds will be raised in memory of Jacob Jenkins, who tracigally died after choking on a grape at Pizza Hut on October 14.

Miles for Men officials say the cause which will benefit from the money raised will be chosen by Jacob’s parents Abigail Wilson and David Jenkins.

This is about coming together as a town. The people of Hartlepool have helped us in the past and we are hoping they can come together for this

Michael Day, founder of Miles for Men

Charity official Kevin Hill said: “Jacob has been taken to the hearts of the people of Hartlepool and everyone has got involved. We thought it would be nice to put on an event.”

Miles for Men founder Michael Day said: “This is about coming together as a town. The people of Hartlepool have helped us in the past and we are hoping they can come together for this.”

Les said: “In my experience, Hartlepool people are the most generous people in the world.”

For tickets and more details, contact Les on 07863 559706, or Kevin on 07951 113600.

The charity is also helping the family by providing them with the chance to stay at holiday cottages in Skinningrove.

Kevin added: “It will give them an opportunity to get away for a break.”

Hartlepool has come together in a massive way to remember Jacob and to fundraise in his memory.

Other events throughout the town have included a fishing competition in aid of the Jacob Jenkins fund, and schools, nurseries and businesses from across Hartlepool and surrounding areas donning yellow in memory of the Hartlepool youngster.