A TOTAL of 15 Morrisons Leigh staff walked six miles to Ince on Thursday in support for young cancer patients, as part of fundraiser, “Malcolm’s Travels”.

Throughout September, Malcolm the teddy is being walked from the company’s Buxton store to its Warrington shop and is calling in at the 22 outlets in between. Money raised will go to CLIC Sargent, the UK's leading charity for children and young people with cancer to mark Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM).

On average, a young person faces a 60 mile round trip when travelling for cancer treatment.

This costs families £180 a month when treatment is at its most intense and as this can continue for years, families are often plunged into debt.

Ann-Marie Wilburn and Becky Kenealy, community champions at Morrisons Leigh said: “The support from all the colleagues involved has been absolutely overwhelming.

"We are proud to support CLIC Sargent with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month by taking part in Malcolm’s Travels.

"Every pound raised helps CLIC Sargent support families in Manchester, Liverpool and around the country cope following a devastating cancer diagnosis.”

Morrisons have been in partnership with CLIC Sargent since February 2017 and have so far raised over £9 million for children, young people and their families

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Holli Kellett, Morrisons partnership lead at CLIC Sargent added: “A big thank you goes to all Morrisons colleagues in the region for taking part in this huge fundraiser for CLIC Sargent.

"We really appreciate the time and planning that has gone into the walk.

"Time and time again we are amazed at the commitment and creativity of colleagues to raise as much money as possible for young lives facing cancer.”

Alongside regional fundraising events and in-store fundraising, CLIC Sargent is calling on people to buy a golden Childhood Cancer Awareness Month pin badge at any Morrisons store for a suggested donation of £1.

All the money raised through the campaign will help them support children, young people and their families with the financial and emotional impacts of cancer.

Throughout September, CLIC Sargent is sharing stories of families from across the UK who have experienced significant travel costs.