Climb to fight bone can­cer

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

FOR­MER All Hallows stu­dent Kieran Tru­e­fitt re­turned to col­lege to talk to Year 12 about his char­ity work.

Kieran left the col­lege in 2010 and is now a pi­lot.

In 2012 one of Kieran’s close friends and an­other alumni of All Hallows Abe Vin­cent was di­ag­nosed with pri­mary bone can­cer, which dis­pro­por­tion­ately af­fects young peo­ple aged be­tween 10 and 24.

In the sub­se­quent years Kieran and his close group of friends raised money to sup­port Abe and the in­sti­tu­tions car­ing for him.

Abe passed away in 2015 and, fol­low­ing this, his friends and fam­ily com­mit­ted to rais­ing as much money as they could for the Bone Can­cer Re­search Trust.

To date, they have raised more than £13,000 to fund fur­ther re­search, aware­ness and sup­port for those who suf­fer with bone can­cer.

Kieran’s next fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive is to climb Mount Kil­i­man­jaro, which he spoke to stu­dents at All Hallows about at length.

Kieran has been train­ing in the moun­tains of North Wales, how­ever he still has a way to go, as Kil­i­man­jaro is five and half times the height of Snow­don - Wales’ high­est peak.

Kieran has also ar­ranged the sale of blue wrist bands for peo­ple to show sup­port for him. They are avail­able from the col­lege and any­one who wants to do­nate to his cause can do so at www.justgiv­

●● All Hallows stu­dents, from left, Aaliyah Johns, Har­vey McGrath and Chloe Roff, with their blue bands, sup­port­ing Keiran Tru­e­fitt

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