June 2016: Midnight walk raises £500

Midnight walk

TEENAGE students raised £500 after completing the Manchester Midnight 10k Walk.

Felicity Heyes and her best friend Ella McGovern, both 13 and in Year 8 at Haslingden High School got friends and family to sponsor them to complete the walk in the city centre.

They joined thousands of others all raising money for St Ann’s Hospice, Manchester.

Felicity, from Accrington, said: “We have lost people to cancer in our family. My Grandad Ron, from Baxenden, died from cancer a couple of years ago. It was a big shock to me, but I still have my Grandma Margaret and she is very supportive. We all miss him but we know he is still looking down over us.”

Ella, from Helmshore, went along to support her best friend and enjoyed getting to see Manchester at night.

Ella_FelicityShe said: “I joined because I like the idea of helping people and after we finished we knew we had done something good to help others and raised a lot of money.”

Felicity added: “At about 7km in there were a lot of candles at the side on the path and a lot of messages to people who had lost their lives to cancer. On my T-shirt I had my grandfather’s name.

“Both our mums did the walk with us and we all had a really good time. We are going to do more fundraisers.”