Primary pupils' support for cystic fibrosis sufferers

Pupils help to raise awareness of this debilitating disease.
Pupils help to raise awareness of this debilitating disease.
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Youngsters at a Clitheroe primary school held a cake sale, wore dashes of yellow and walked around their school field in the sunshine to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis.

Raising £130 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the children at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School, are supporting Stephen Taylor from Waddington who is walking from Lands End to John O'Groats.

Pupils taking a walk around the school field.

Pupils taking a walk around the school field.

Stephen (54) is setting off next month with the goal of raising at least £7,000.

His six-year-old grandson Thomas suffers from the condition and Stephen is aiming to walk 19 miles every day.

The father-of-two, who is married to Alizon, is opening up a section of his walk to the public too.

People are welcome to join Stephen on Leg 31, on August 11th, and walk or run either 50k or 22k with him from Dales Way.

Pupils supporting Stephen Taylor's challenge.

Pupils supporting Stephen Taylor's challenge.

Anyone wishing to support Stephen can do so by logging onto www.walking4CF.org.uk

CF is a genetic condition affecting more than 10,400 people in the UK. One in 25 people carries the faulty gene that causes it.

The gene affected by CF controls the movement of salt and water in and out of cells. People with cystic fibrosis experience a build-up of thick sticky mucus in the lungs, digestive system and other organs, causing a wide range of challenging symptoms affecting the entire body.

The older and younger pupils joined forces to support this cause.

The older and younger pupils joined forces to support this cause.

It was a real team effort.

It was a real team effort.