Climb to fight bone cancer
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.justgiving.com.
●● All Hallows students, from left, Aaliyah Johns, Harvey McGrath and Chloe Roff, with their blue bands, supporting Keiran Truefitt