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This is Hugo and he’s currently the proud holder of a World Record, broken whilst raising money for the Chesterfield Royal Charity.

At just 12 years of age, he managed to beat the record for continuous swingball, clocking in at eight hours non-stop which is truly incredible.

As if that wasn’t an achievement in itself, he also managed to raise an amazing £1,245 for the Chesterfield Royal Charity, our #ProtectYourNHS campaign.

The campaign was set up specifically to enhance the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and to create further resources for patients at a time when they were unable to receive visitors. It includes providing basic essentials that would normally be provided by relatives and emotional support for our staff.

Ken Godber is the Trust’s Charity Director, he said: “I’d like to thank Hugo for an incredible feat of endurance for such a young lad and for supporting our charity and what we’re trying to do to help out patients, visitors and staff during this pandemic. There are very few people who can claim to be record holders, the effort and dedication Hugo’s shown has been matched by his generosity.

“Since the pandemic began, we have been overwhelmed by the groundswell of support and positivity that people have shown towards us and the wider NHS. It’s made a huge impact on our staff and their morale has been visibly boosted by what they have seen people doing on their behalf. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Hugo, and everyone who has supported this hospital, for their amazing efforts.”

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