Walking to the Pike to help a brave little boy

Cancer sufferer Lucas Thorpe with his dad Dale

Cancer sufferer Lucas Thorpe with his dad Dale

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A LEIGH woman is organising a charity trek to help a brave little boy battling cancer.

Sammie Wayman, of Hope Street, will lead a group of fundraisers on a 7.5 mile charity walk to raise money for Atherton tot Lucas Thorpe, who was diagnosed with bladder cancer shortly before his first birthday.

The walkers will follow paths around the reservoirs of Rivington before climbing up to the Pike, stopping on the way to hold a bucket collection at a bikers’ rally being held at the Great Barn.

Sammie, who works in the records office at Leigh Infirmary, decided to organise the walk after being unable to take part in a supermarket bag pack organised by her friend Debbie Lewis, whose sister-in-law is related to Lucas.

So far 11 people have signed up for the walk, and Sammie is hoping to recruit more to raise as much money as possible for Lucas.

Sammie, 28, said: “I’m trying to recruit at the moment. I’m friends with the landlady at my local pub, the Hilton Park, and we’ve done charity work together before organising a bike ride for Help for Heroes, so she’s trying to get people together as well.

“The numbers are increasing, but we could definitely do with a few more people.”

Lucas, who is now just over one year old, recently returned from being treated in America, and his family are now trying to raise funds to pay for aftercare.

Sammie said: “I’ve got children myself and we all like to think everyone would help us if we needed it, so I’m trying to do my bit for Lucas and his family”.

The charity trek takes place on Sunday, (March 25), meeting in Anglezarke car park at 10.30am for an 11am start. For information, contact Sammie on 07933 975610.