MARCH teenager Emily Goult is planning to step out for charity next month in memory of a school friend who died of cancer.
Thirteen-year-old Emily, a student at the Neale-Wade Community College in March, is taking part in the Riverwalk in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.
She will be joined on the 19 mile walk between Cambridge and Ely on May 1 by her mum Alison.
Emily, who has an older sister Sophie, decided to do the walk in aid of the charity in memory of her friend March schoolboy Harry Fynn-Brand, who died in 2007,
And she is hoping to encourage others to join in the walk, which aims to raise as much money as possible for the charity which helps people and their families who have cancer.
Harry, a keen footballer, was helped by Macmillan Cancer Support himself.
Emily, who was friends with Harry from when they started at Maple Grove School to when he died, regularly makes tributes such as cards and other gifts and lays them on Harry’s grave.
And she said she misses her friend.
Macmillan’s Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire fundraising manager Michelle Pullen said the aim is to encourage at least 500 to take part in the walk. There are three different routes starting at just seven miles for the less athletic up to 19 miles for fitter participants. And the hope is to raise £40,000 to help improve the lives of those affected by cancer.
Emily is busily gathering sponsors and anyone wanting to support can do so by visiting: www.justgiving.com/emily-goult.
For more information about joining the walk visit: www.macmillan.org.uk/walking or call 01480-408980.