Selsdon teenager and John Fisher School pupil appealing for donations ahead of fundraising fun day in Purley

Croydon Guardian: Ted Williams with Eva Constantinou, owner of YC London Ted Williams with Eva Constantinou, owner of YC London

A teenager is appealing for businesses to chip in with donations ahead of a fun day to raise money for a dementia care home.

Ted Williams, of Selsdon, is to hold an action-packed day of activities on the playing fields of John Fisher School in Purley, where he studies. 

The 17-year-old hopes to raise thousands of pounds for Heavers Court, a dementia care home in Selhurst where his much-loved granddad lived his last days, as will as for the school's science fund.

A similar fun day last year raised more than £2,500.

Ted is hoping to go bigger and better this year and has drawn up plans including an appearance from Jessica Hammond, star of BBC's The Voice, for the fun day on July 12.

He is asking businesses to help out in any way they can - and has already received jewellery worth £800 from YC London, a shop in the Whitgift Centre, to use as prizes in charity raffles.

Ted said: "I was asked if I could do it again after last year because everyone had a fantastic time. 

"It was a brilliant day and I really enjoyed doing it.

"The care Heavers Court provide is really good so it is great to help them out." 

Ted's granddad Albert Mackey, 75, spent six months before dying of Alzheimer's disease in 2011.

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