SCHOOLCHILDREN raised an impressive £30,500 for a children’s cancer research charity through their iconic annual walk.

More than 1,400 students from Wellington School in Timperley took to the streets of Altrincham and Timperley in February for the annual charity walk.

Students walked a total of 10 miles around the streets of Altrincham and Timperley, raising vital funds for Kidscan.

Now in its 19th year, the annual charity walk has become a Wellington School tradition, generating more than £350,000 since 1999.

Stuart Beeley, Wellington School’s headteacher, said: “I am delighted to announce that this year’s charity walk has raised over £30,000 for Kidscan, a cause very close to the hearts of the Wellington School community. I couldn’t be more proud of all the students and staff involved in this charity initiative and want to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored the children for such an important cause.”

Ged Carter, director of development at Kidscan, said: “We are blown away by the incredible generosity of Wellington School students, staff and their families. The significant funds raised from this walk will guarantee our ongoing vital research into finding targeted treatments, so that children affected by cancer will not only survive but thrive too.”

Money raised from the event will go towards Kidscan’s research into discovering new, targeted treatments for childhood cancers – treatments that are gentler for children’s bodies, reducing short and long term side effects. Kidscan has also invited students from Wellington School to visit Kidscan’s Salford laboratory to see this research in person.

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