A university student who hails from Skegness travelled to Edinburgh and Glasgow for three days over his Christmas break to help raise funds for a children’s cancer charity.
Former Deputy Head Boy of Skegness Grammar School, Bradley Johnson, who now studies at the University of Hertfordshire, joined up with two fellow students from Hertfordshire RaG (Raise and Give) for the trip to Scotland’s Central Belt to raise money for KidsCan.
Bradley, who was also involved with Alive and Kicking Skegness while living in the area, said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to raise more for such a worthy cause over the New Year.
They were part of a team of about 25 students from around the country who in total raised over £5,000 for charity.
Bradley and his two university colleagues raised £500 for KidsCan.
Jack Amos, the Student Union’s RaG Officer said: “The three of us from Hertfordshire had a brilliant time raising vital funds for such an incredible charity.
“It was a great opportunity to meet student fundraisers from other universities and share ideas.
“I couldn’t have shared New Year with a nicer bunch of people!”
KidsCan funds and supports research into children’s cancer treatment, as currently children usually receive the same treatment as adults, which can be detrimental to their health and growth.
KidsCan is one of the official Hertfordshire RaG charities for this year.
The university RaG group has a number of events lined up in the coming months to support the work they do, including a Jailbreak event, for which sign-ups will open shortly.
RaG has a target to raise £40,000 in this academic year, which they say are already well on the way towards achieving.