Kids put best feet forward for Taylor
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.