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Parents of 12-year-old Highcliffe boy Jack Mosey who died in his sleep raise funds for Ocean Ward in Southampton General Hospital

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THE parents of a 12-year-old Highcliffe boy who died in his sleep are raising funds for a special hospital ward that helps children with coronary heart disease.

Jack Mosey passed away suddenly at home on 26th October, almost two years after having a lifesaving pacemaker fitted at Ocean Ward in Southampton General Hospital.

Lee and Cass Mosey, his mum and dad, were keen to support the medical staff in recognition of all they had done to help their son.

Jack with his mum Cass
Jack with his mum Cass

On Monday, Mr Mosey set up a JustGiving webpage for the Families of Ocean Ward charity which this week surpassed its initial £5,000 target.

The fundraiser was partly inspired by the great kindness and giving nature that Jack displayed throughout his short life, said Mr Mosey.

“Jack was actually one of the most selfless people I’ve met in my life,” he told the A&T.

“He only ever thought of other people and only wanted to help other people. He was just a pure soul who had an energy around him that was calming.

“He didn’t want anyone else to feel bad.”

Doctors discovered the Highcliffe School pupil had a serious heart issue about two years ago when his parents took him to the local surgery after he had suffered a bout of flu.

He was referred to the Ocean Ward, and he was fitted with a pacemaker.

Jack was a pupil at Highcliffe School
Jack was a pupil at Highcliffe School

“It worked perfectly, this was never expected,” Mr Mosey continued.

The family has been overwhelmed by many offers of help in the community, with some expressing interest in carrying out sponsored activities to raise more funds.

Mr Mosey added: “This is just to help other children and other families, to help provide them with the support for families who stay at Ocean Ward.”

Highcliffe School has paid tribute to Jack, with head teacher Patrick Earnshaw describing him as a “quiet, studious young man”.

“Jack had only been at Highcliffe a little over a year but during that time we had become very fond of him,” Mr Earnshaw said.

“He was a quiet, studious young man, doing well in school and had a lovely group of loyal friends.

“All of us who knew him were shocked and saddened by what happened. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and we will be supporting their fundraising for Ocean Ward too.”

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