Cronton schoolchildren dress up in festive clothes for cancer boy Ben (From Runcorn and Widnes World)
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Cronton schoolchildren stage Christmas fundraiser for cancer boy Ben
2:26pm Friday 6th December 2013 in News
EXCITED children held a festive fundraising day today for courageous Ben Allen who is battling cancer.
Pupils at Cronton CE Primary School had a Christmas themed own clothes day and dressed up as little Santas.
All the money raise is being donated to six-year-old pupil Ben who has aculte lymphoblastic leukaemia.
He is currently undergoing three years of chemotherapy at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
His mum, Mel, from Hough Green, said: “We haven’t decided how to spend it but some will be going to charity.”
Pupils and teachers pledged to do something for Ben after theives stole his bike.
A charity called Cyclists Fighting Cancer bought him a mountain bike to help him regain the strength in his legs, damaged by the cancer drugs.
Runcorn cancer survivor Richard Wilding, aged 41, from Sandymoor has offered to donate Ben a replacement bike.
Keen cyclist Richard, who was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2010, is opening his dream bike shop, Wild Bikes, in Stockton Heath tomorrow.
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