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Kieran’s super fundraising bid
A boy who lost one of his kidneys and parts of his liver and spleen to cancer took part in a walk for two of the organisations which have helped him.
Six-year-old Kieran Nettleton, of West Bank Rise, Keighley, was diagnosed with a condition called Wilms’ tumour in February last year.
He has endured at least eight operations and 50 chemotherapy sessions.
He dressed as his favourite superhero, Batman, and participated in the ten-mile walk from Keighley to the centre of Bradford.
Following the trek he had to return to hospital after becoming unwell again but he was allowed home on Tuesday.
His father, Robert Nettleton, said the charity walk was in aid of Wards 31, 32, and 33 at Leeds General Infirmary and also for the children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.
The group of about 40 participants, including friends and relatives, set off from outside Keighley’s Salvation Army branch at 10.30am last Saturday.
They walked into Bradford and finished at Forster Square at 3.15pm. After the walk they enjoyed a meal at the White Bear pub in Allerton.
Speaking about how the event went, Mr Nettleton, 43, said: “It was brilliant. We also had people dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse and the Mario Brothers.
“Kieran was in his wheelchair most of the time but he did walk a short distance.
“The weather was beautiful, it only started spitting right at the end.
“We’re still sorting out the money, but I think we raised about £1,500 to £2,000.”
He said Kieran, who is a pupil at Merlin Top Primary School, enjoyed the occasion, but later that day developed a high temperature so was taken back to the LGI.