The father of a young boy who tragically died after choking on a grape has donated £400 to the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS).
The donation came off the back of David Jenkins’ new business, Fresh Look Exterior Improvements and Mobile Valeting, from which he pledged to donate ten percent of profits to charity every three months.
Mr Jenkins said: “We would like to donate this money in our late son’s name, Jacob Jenkins, who lost his life last October after choking on a grape at Hartlepool Pizza Hut.”
The first charity donation was given to GNAAS after the business had been open for three months.
He said “The business was set up to help people who needed their driveways, decking, patios, gutters, cars and caravans cleaning.
“I would like to thank everyone that has supported this business and the mobile valeting service in the first three months.
“I would also like to thank everyone at GNAAS again for what they did for our son, keep up the good work.”
Mandy Drake, head of fundraising at GNAAS, said: “We would like to thank Fresh Look Exterior Improvements and Mobile Valeting for their support in their first three months of business.
“We wish the business all the success, the money donated will go towards operational costs and responding to emergencies across the region.”