Inspirational Suffolk 10-year-old to lead Ipswich Town players onto pitch for Norwich City derby

Jamie Small, pictured at the Raising the Bar awards with Archant Suffolk editor Brad Jones will be I

Jamie Small, pictured at the Raising the Bar awards with Archant Suffolk editor Brad Jones will be Ipswich Town FC's community champion for the derby against Norwich City Picture: WARREN PAGE, PAGEPIX LTD - Credit: WARREN PAGE, PAGEPIX LTD

An inspirational Suffolk boy who raised more than £5,000 for the charity that helped his family after the death of his soldier father, has been chosen as Ipswich Town FC’s “community champion”.

Jamie Small, was just 10 when he organised a fun day in Wickham Market in aid of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).

The charitable youngster said he wanted to help SSAFA as thanks for its support following the death of his father Corporal Chris Small.

Working with his mother, Mandy Small, Jamie organised entertainment, raffle prizes and publicity for the event, which was attended by hundreds of people on Saturday, June 2.

Jamie, who was named “Inspirational Young Person of the Year” at the Raising the Bar awards in July has now been invited to be Ipswich Town’s community champion. He will lead the players out in the local derby against Norwich City at Portman Road on Sunday.


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