Wiltshire schoolchildren recognised for their energetic fundraising efforts for RUH cancer unit.
Three Wiltshire children who completed demanding walking and running challenges in aid of the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group have been presented with special certificates at their school.
Theo and Rosie White, aged nine and six, from Westbury completed a 30-mile walk for the charity, which provides a range of equipment for cancer patients at Bath’s Royal United Hospital (RUH). The siblings walked a mile a day for a month after their grandmother was diagnosed with cervical cancer and successfully treated at the RUH.
And ten-year-old Lucas Wint from Westbury ran his own 6.5k in aid of the charity after the Bowerhill Bomber event was cancelled because of bad weather. Undeterred by this, a family friend took Lucas out and they ran their own race around Westbury. On hearing about Lucas’s determination, organisers of the Bowerhill Bomber also took him around the 5k route.
To acknowledge their fantastic efforts, which have raised a total of £1750 for the charity, the children were presented with special certificates during an assembly at Bitham Brook Primary School, Westbury, by the Deputy Mayor of Westbury, Cllr Sheila Kimmins. The Chair and Secretary of the Charity, Mike Taylor and Sally Pinner also attended the presentation.
BCUSG chairman Mike Taylor said; “We’d like to say a big thank you to Theo, Rosie and Lucas for their tremendous efforts which have raised hundreds of pounds for the RUH cancer unit. Very well done to all of you.”