A BUDDING young farmer from Somerset has raised £100 for the NHS by completing a spellathon.

Rupert Wyn -Evans, a pupil at High Ham Primary School near Langport, raised £100 for the Bridgwater Minor Injuries Unit in a week by spelling all his common exception words correctly.

The seven-year-old spelled out a column a day in lieu of his SATS exams which were cancelled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Eddie Marsh, publicity and website manager for the League of Friends of Bridgwater Hospital said he was delighted to receive Rupert’s donation as The Friends are continuing to help staff and patients wherever they can despite the ongoing pandemic.

He said: “It’s heartwarming and reassuring to know that young people such as Rupert take the time and make the kind of effort he has made to support those in need.”