Mum's fundraising promise helps Ricky's legacy live on - the YEP says

He had the whole world at his feet with a bright future ahead of him.

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 6:00 am
How wonderfully fitting that today on what would have been Rickys birthday that his devoted mum has fulfilled that pledge.

But sadly Ricky Nugent suffered a brain haemorrhage while playing rugby and despite efforts to save him, he never regained consciousness.

He died nearly 11 years ago – just days before he was due to turn 17.

After his death his devoted mum Anne Cameron made a promise to devote her time to raise £50,000 to charity in Ricky’s memory.

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Through sheer determination and hard work Anne has raised that target – donating thousands of pounds to dozens of charities with a final donation of £13,000 to Leeds Cares.

The money will help NHS staff, patients and families at the Neurological Intensive Care Unit at Leeds General Infirmary, where Ricky was cared for in his final hours.

How wonderfully fitting that today – on what would have been Ricky’s birthday – that his devoted mum has fulfilled that pledge she made to her precious boy to ensure his legacy and memory lives on.

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