Students set bun stall out for Katie

ER College'New 14-19 SHD diploma Students raise money for the Katie Walker Cancer Trust'contact Ruth Wray 455160'PA1105-11
ER College'New 14-19 SHD diploma Students raise money for the Katie Walker Cancer Trust'contact Ruth Wray 455160'PA1105-11

A GROUP of teenage college students set a stall up to sell their own home-made goods and raise money for a cancer trust.

The group of 15, aged between 14 and 19, from both Bridlington and Headlands schools, are taking a Society, Health and Development diploma at East Riding College’s St Mary’s Walk campus.

Their course tutor, Ruth Wray, said: “I am really proud of what they achieved. They planned the whole thing from the start including choosing the charity they wanted to raise money for. They chose the Katie Walker Cancer Trust because they had heard about her through their schools and because they had been inspired by her.”

The students raised £185 in one day when they set up a stall inside the college to sell buns and treats, which they had made themselves, run a raffle, a card stall and a bric-a-brac stall.

Katie’s parents, Micky and Julie Walker of Bridlington, turned out to support them on the day and were delighted by what they achieved.

Katie lost her struggle against cancer in 2007 at the age of 20. Her parents set up a trust in her memory which has raised thousands for teenage cancer care and research.