Charity Schools

Over 1,400 students hit streets of Altrincham for Wellington School’s annual walk

By David Prior at

Over 1,400 students from Wellington School took to the streets of Altrincham and Timperley for their annual charity walk on Friday.

Students walked a total of 10 miles around the streets of Altrincham and Timperley, raising funds for children’s cancer charity Kidscan.

Manchester Storm’s Eric Neilson was on hand to open the walk.

Now in its 19th year, the annual charity walk has become a Wellington School tradition, generating over £350,000 since it first took place in 1999.

Students in fancy dress on the walk through Timperley

Students in fancy dress on the walk through Timperley

Last year the school raised over £41,000 and this year the pupils are aiming to raise even more money to help children with cancer to survive and thrive.

Stuart Beeley, Wellington School’s headteacher, said: “This year’s charity walk has been a very special one. The students of Wellington School really connected with Kidscan, knowing that the charity is helping children like them to have the best chance at life, in spite of their illness.

“I’m immensely proud of all students and staff involved in this walk and want to say a massive thank you to everyone who sponsored the children for such an important cause.”

Ged Carter, director of development at Kidscan, added: “We couldn’t be more grateful for the enormous generosity of Wellington School students, staff and their families. The money raised from this walk will guarantee our ongoing vital research into finding targeted treatments, so that children affected by cancer will not only survive the disease, but enjoy a much higher quality of life too.”

Manchester Storm's Eric Neilson with pupils and staff from Wellington School

Manchester Storm’s Eric Neilson with pupils and staff from Wellington School