Kids put best feet for­ward for Taylor

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THE friends of a Burscough school­boy be­ing treated for a brain tu­mour have raised more than £800 for the char­ity at the hospi­tal where he was treated.

The chil­dren de­cided they wanted to do some­thing to raise cash for The Clat­ter­bridge Cancer Char­ity in hon­our of their pal Taylor Seddon.

Taylor is a mem­ber of the lo­cal Beavers group and af­ter they saw him help launch the Go Green for Clat­ter­bridge cam­paign ear­lier this year, they de­cided they wanted to help.

The seven-year-old re­ceived ra­dio­ther­apy at the spe­cial­ist cancer cen­tre in Wir­ral last year as part of his cancer treat­ment.

The chil­dren of the 56th Orm­skirk (New­burgh and Dal­ton) Cubs and Beavers com­pleted the 4.3-mile In­gle­ton Wa­ter­falls Trail in Lan­cashire and were met at the end by a de­lighted Taylor and his par­ents, Jane and Jeff.

They raised £815 through spon­sor­ship for the ap­peal.

Jeff said: “It was great that Taylor was able to meet them at the end and hold up the ban­ner that had a pic­ture on it of him in his Clat­ter­bridge Cancer Char­ity T-shirt. It was an amaz­ing amount to raise and a fan­tas­tic com­mu­nity ef­fort.”

Group leader San­dra McKay said: “Some of the chil­dren are only five so this was a long way for them.

“They wanted to show their sup­port to Taylor.

“He is such a lovely boy and is al­ways smil­ing, you ac­tu­ally never see him with­out a smile on his face.

“We saw him in the posters for the Go Green cam­paign and de­cided we wanted to raise money for the char­ity and it was so nice that he came to meet us at the end.”

Jeni Nu­gent, fundrais­ing man­ager for The Clat­ter­bridge Cancer Char­ity, said: “It was fan­tas­tic to see Taylor’s friends come to­gether to do the walk.

“What a great achieve­ment for a group of young chil­dren.

“We are so grate­ful to them for choos­ing The Clat­ter­bridge Cancer Char­ity to ben­e­fit from their ef­forts and think it is a fab­u­lous tribute to the courage of Taylor and his fam­ily who are great friends of Clat­ter­bridge.”

The Clat­ter­bridge Cancer Char­ity is work­ing to raise £15m to help build a new spe­cial­ist cancer hospi­tal in Liver­pool city cen­tre, due to open in 2020.

Taylor Seddon who launched the Go Green for Clat­ter­bridge cam­paign

The chil­dren who took part in the walk

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