Charlotte marches to charity success!

HANDS UP The girls who took part in the walk.
HANDS UP The girls who took part in the walk.

An enterprising schoolgirl and her friends have put their feet up for a well-earned rest following a charity sponsored walk.

Charlotte Wilson, 13, organised a walk at Oakwell Hall to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

She said: “We were really happy with how it went – the weather was really good, and I am so happy that it went well.

“We don’t yet have all the donations from people who took part, but we were hoping to raise in the region of £450.”

About 25 people took part in the walk, which took in some of the beautiful scenery at Oakwell Hall Country Park in Gomersal.

Charlotte, who lives in Liversedge, said she was inspired to raise money for the charity after reading about how cancer affects teenagers who contract the disease. She has already successfully organised a bagpack in Cleckheaton Tesco on June 22 and a bake sale at Whitcliffe Mount School, both raising a combined total of £659.62 for the charity.

And Charlotte is not stopping there – as she plans to hold a non-uniform day at her school later this year.

She said: “My friends and I who are fundraising for the charity are hoping to raise at least £3,000 by the end of 2015, so we are already well on our way to getting there. A big thank you to everyone who turned up on the day!”

For more information on how you can support the charity, visit www.teenagecancertrust.org.