Iola Parton named Back a Jack winner for January
After Swansea City was again inundated with nominations from supporters for January’s edition of our Back a Jack campaign – sponsored by Peter Lynn & Partners – the club is delighted to be able to announce Iola Parton was the winner.
Iola, who is nine years old and from Treboeth, has managed to raise a whopping £1,000 for the NHS.
As the Covid-19 pandemic has taken hold, Iola has spent many hours making ‘Thank You’ bracelets – even receiving orders from across the globe - and selling them in an attempt to raise money for the NHS.
Iola’s idea came as a way of saying thank you to the key workers across the NHS who have played such a huge role in the fight against coronavirus, as well as their efforts with her beloved grandfather before he sadly passed away with kidney cancer.
Her mum, Marie, said: “She just wanted to say thank you to all NHS staff for all their hard work. I am so, so proud of Iola – she is always thinking of others.”
Iola is a huge Swans fan and plays football for Preseli Under-10s, recently being selected to play for Swansea Schoolgirls.
Catherine Thomas, Swansea City’s head of fan engagement, added: “We are so proud of Iola’s efforts.
“We have given her the prize of a signed football in a presentation case, so she can look at it and know her achievements have been acknowledged, and everyone at Swansea City is incredibly proud of her.”
Iola’s biggest challenge may be keeping her prize to herself as she hails from a house full of Jacks.
Nominations are now being taken for the February Back a Jack campaign. The deadline for this month’s nominations is Saturday, February 20.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with who you wish to nominate and why.