Primary school walk raises over £2,400

Around 240 pupils from Kilmaine Primary School, Bangor took part in a sponsored walk and raised a fantastic £2,414 for children and young people with cancer.

Primary school walk raises over £2,400

Under the careful supervision of Peter Thompson, primary seven teacher, pupils from years five to seven completed a minimum of one mile each around the school grounds.

This is the school's fifth year of supporting CLIC Sargent and Mr Thompson is also a valued volunteer who has helped at many events.

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Fiona McCann said: "It was fantastic to visit the school and meet the pupils and teachers, and hear their reasons for supporting CLIC Sargent.

"They put a lot of effort into both their walk and fundraising, and have raised an amazing amount that will go a long way to helping children with cancer."

What could this money do?

Last year CLIC Sargent supported more than 280 children and young people with cancer, and their families, from Northern Ireland. We gave nearly 200 grants, to a value of over £39,000, to help families deal with the financial impact of cancer.

£2,200 could pay for two families to stay at one of our Homes from Home for a month, ensuring they are close to their child during treatment.

Find out more

To find out how your school or nursery can help support children and young people with cancer, and their families, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Fiona McCann on 02890 725 780 or email: fiona.mccann@clicsargent.org.uk.

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