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Pupil battling leukaemia inspires Stowmarket High School to raise £14,000 with sponsored walk

PUBLISHED: 07:00 10 November 2016

Pupils and staff at Stowmarket High School have raised over £14,000 for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group after one of their students fell ill.

Pupils and staff at Stowmarket High School have raised over £14,000 for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group after one of their students fell ill.

Thousands of pounds raised by a school’s sponsored walk in honour of a pupil battling leukaemia has been donated to charity.

Pupils and staff at Stowmarket High School have raised over £14,000 for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group after one of their students fell ill. Left to right: assistant head Claire Ferguson, Jake Andrade and Heidi Andrade. Pupils and staff at Stowmarket High School have raised over £14,000 for Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group after one of their students fell ill. Left to right: assistant head Claire Ferguson, Jake Andrade and Heidi Andrade.

Year 10 student Jake Andrade and his mother Heidi visited Stowmarket High School yesterday to celebrate the £14,185 donation to Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group.

Jake was diagnosed with the condition in March but has made a promising recovery. He had a stint inserted at a hospital in Bristol and his weekly check-ups have been reduced to fortnights.

Almost all of the 1,000 pupils took part in the sponsored, 10-mile charity walk through surrounding villages in adverse weather conditions in September.

Assistant head Claire Ferguson, who organised the walk, said: “It was an amazing amount of money the school raised.

“I spoke to his mum (yesterday) and she was really pleased. They are really delighted Jake seems to have turned a corner and were really proud of the students raising so much money with Jake in their thoughts.

“Jake is quiet, unassuming and gets on with things, and was able to meet a couple of his friends, which was great for him.”

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