Children from across Cupar took to their heels on Sunday for Summer’s Wee Walk, raising hundreds of pounds for TCCL Lodge and the town’s Castlehill Primary School .
Seven-year-old cancer survivor Summer Wroniecki opened the event by cutting a ribbon - at which point most of the children took off at high speed on the three-mile route around Duffus Park.
The event was organised by Summer’s parents Chris and Karen and friend Darren Liddle to support the TCCL charity’s plans to open a holiday home in St Andrews for local children with cancer and their families.
Half of the money raised will also go to Castlehill Primary School which Summer and her brother Brody both attend, and will be used to buy some new interactive whiteboards for classrooms.
The event was originally due to take place on Sunday, June 7 but was postponed after Summer was badly hurt at Cupar Children’s Gala the previous day.
Despite her injuries, Summer has bounced back and completed the walk with some of her school friends by her side.
Thanking everyone who took part in the ‘Wee Walk’- which was modelled on the Kiltwalk which Cupar’s ‘Team Summer’ have taken part in to raise funds for various children’s cancer charities in recent years - Chris said he was particularly grateful to sponsors including Kevin Nicholson at Jem Computers, Busy Bee nursery, JBW Smith bike shop , Caring for Cupar, Duffus Sports Hub, Print and Stationary shop, the TCCL committee and all of the people who helped supervise the route.
“Thanks to everyone who took part especially the children and their mums and dads, we had a great day and Summer had a ball. We are so proud of her.
“Once all of the sponsor money is in, Darren and I will present the children who raised the most sponsorship with first, second and third prizes .”
Now that the hard work of organising the event is over, Chris and Darren will be focusing their energies on last minute preparations for the Great Wall of China trek which they are taking on later this month in a bid to raise even more money for TCCL Lodge and Castlehill PS.
“We are really looking forward to it and although it will be tough going, I’m hoping it won’t be anything like as hard as climbing Kilimanjaro, “ Chris said.