A GROUP of Meden School pupils are taking part in a four-mile sponsored walk in support of a student who was recently diagnosed with Leukaemia.
Seven charity-minded Warsop teenagers are walking from Sheffield city centre to the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate, along with cricketing legend Ian Botham for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, on 16th April.
Year 11 Meden pupil Kirsty Cope said when she and her fellow fundraisers were told about year 7 student Ryan Vincent being diagnosed with leukaemia they decided to try to help.
Said Kirsty: “Some people suggested a walk so I looked it up on the internet and found out about this. I just wanted to show support for the family and I have always wanted to do something for charity.
“We are all looking forward to it.”
The event is called Beefy’s Great British Walk and fundraisers walk in national parks with Mr Botham, starting from a nearby city and raising cash for the charity.
For Kirsty and her friends, who will also be joined by Kirsty’s mother, Debbie Parker, that city is Sheffield.
Mr Botham, who is also known as ‘Beefy,’ is walking over 150 miles across Great Britain for the charity which is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments and running ground-breaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients.
Ryan is currently undergoing chemotherapy at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, and is responding well to treatment.
Said Kirsty: “Once he is better I am going to try to do something else to help as much as possible.”
If you would like to sponsor the Meden School walkers visit www.justgiving.com/teamryan.