Students Alison Cromarty, Callum Carpenter and Amber Doy with Mervyn Wiles. Picture: Supplied.

Middleton-based charity Red Wellies has said a big thank-you to National Citizen Service (NCS)  students.

Mervyn Wiles, trustee of the Lisa Wiles Red Wellies Brain Tumour Support Fund, attended the College of West Anglia at King’s Lynn on Friday.

Since 2013, NCS students at the college have raised more than £2,500 towards brain tumour research.

The charity was formed in 2012 in memory of mum-of-three Lisa Wiles, 43, who died after a 14-month battle with a brain tumour.

Mr Wiles, Lisa’s father, runs the charity with family and friends.

He said: “The work the NCS team does is absolutely marvellous. As well as fundraising, they have made an awareness video for the charity on YouTube and have given hours and hours to helping our cause.”

A new brain tumour research laboratory is to be opened at Cambridge’s Addenbrooke’s Hospital today. One of the units will be named after Lisa following local fundraising.