A team of walkers raised more than £4,000 for a young girl who is fighting cancer.
More than 40 people trekked the length of the Guild Wheel to raise funds for nine-year-old Amelia Brome’s family as she gets life saving treatment for a rare form of cancer in her skull.
Her parents, Michael and Cheryl, are hoping to raise more than £10,000 to cover costs as they fly to America for Proton Beam treatment, but they were dealt a bitter blow when callous thieves stole a charity tin, which contained more than £500, from Flame Urban Spa, in Garstang Road, Preston, on March 30. Enquiries are ongoing.
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But the Ingol family has been “overwhelmed” at the community spirit as people have rallied round to raise funds.
Family friend Christopher Pilkington, who helped to organise the 21-mile walk, said: “We also raised more than £2,000 on the day and a total of predicted £4,000 in total raised by the charity walk and Amelia’s uncle Steven Brome and friends.
“We were overwhelmed with the amount of walkers who got involved. The age range was from nine to 61, an unbelievable turnout with about 40 people.
“The moment of the day was meeting Amelia for the first time.
“This was also a perfect start to the event, as this brave, inspirational girl has touched all our hearts and this is what we are here for. This was for you Amelia.
“Our support team met us every five miles and kept everyone hydrated and nourished, pushing us all on, and looking after us all perfectly.
“At the ninth mile, a lovely women had set up a station of drinks and munchies for all the walkers as she must have seen it advertised.
“This was an amazing thing to do. It just makes you think how many are out there wanting to help everyone.
“The final stretch seemed to be the longest mile, but was the best mile by far. Everyone was at the end to greet us with a big cheer, and a very warm welcome. From this point we all walked further to the Royal British Legion, where they put food on for us all which was much needed.
“Overall an inspirational day for everyone and for those who donated to the charity as a whole.
“This was a great day to remember and just shows what a good, proud community we have between us.
“I’d like to thank everyone who took part and those who where involved. Also a separate thanks to Steven Brome, the Flame Urban Spa, the Royal British Legion, in Penwortham, for helping out all the way though it. Finally, Michael, Cheryl and Amelia for being who they are and was inspirational to see them all there on the day.”
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