Prime Minister backs Devon 10-year-old's campaign to raise funds for healthcare workers

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A 10-year-old boy's campaign to raise money for North Devon's healthcare heroes has been backed by the Prime Minister.

Rugby fan, Ryan Mahajan, came up with the idea of selling rainbow-design rugby shirts and balls with all the proceeds going to charity.

Now Boris Johnson has given his support to the campaign by signing a rugby ball and shirt designed by Ryan and produced by his family's business. 

The news follows the 10-year-old writing a letter to the Prime Minister asking for his support.

Other MPs such as health secretary Matt Hancock and North Devon MP Selaine Saxby have also shown support for the campaign.

Boris Johnson with Ryan's rainbow rugby ball Credit: Over and Above Hospital Charity

The signed items are to be auctioned off at a later date.

Thank you Mr Prime Minister for supporting me in raising funds for our healthcare superheroes. You noticing my efforts is very encouraging for me.

Ryan Mahajan

North Devon MP Selaine Saxby said: “I have been, while socially distancing, collecting signatures from MPs, ministers and the Prime Minister so that at a later date we can auction these items."

"Please get involved and get your own brightly coloured rugby shirt and ball."

CEO Vikas Mahajan said: “The nation owes itself to our frontline health workers."

"Aramis Rugby is doing its bit for the community and is grateful to our local MP, Selaine Saxby who has been so supportive of the cause right from the beginning and has taken keen interest in the development of local businesses like ours."

 “It is a tremendous boost to learn that the Prime Minister has acknowledged the efforts of Aramis Rugby and has even made the effort to photograph himself with our rugby ball."