October 2016: Ben named as finalist in business competition

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CHAMPION fundraiser Ben Lord has been named as a finalist in the Enterprising Young Person of the year category at Rossendale Business Awards.

The 15-year-old Haslingden High School student will be attending the awards ceremony on November 9 at The Riverside, Whitworth, when the winner will be announced.

Ben was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma when he was in Year 5 at Helmshore Primary School, and is celebrating five years in remission next year.

He set himself a fundraising challenge of raising £10,000 in five years for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, but has already surpassed that total.