Proud mum Piea Cawston with son Will and his friends. Pictures: Ian Burt

A group of friends joined 11-year-old Will Cawston on a sponsored walk to raise money for his mum who has breast cancer.

Will, a pupil at Gaywood Primary School, had originally planned to walk the six miles from his Spring Sedge home to his friend Aidan Billing’s home in Pott Row.

However, last Saturday, so many friends turned out to support Will that the route was changed to two laps around Pott Row village.

Will’s mum Piea, 45, was diagnosed with breast cancer just after Christmas and is undergoing treatment, including chemotherapy. 

She said: “About 30 children took part – it went through the roof.

“It was so emotional and very humbling. It totally blew my mind.”

The walkers set off from the Three Horseshoes pub and completed one lap of the village before a break and then another lap. There was music from King’s Lynn  Rock Choir and a raffle on the day.

A GoFundMe online page had been set up to collect sponsorship for the walk and has so far raised £3,288 towards a £5,000 goal. 

As Miss Cawston is a self-employed single mum, the money will help her to have some time off work to recover from her treatment.

Miss Cawston, who also has an 18-year-old son Oliver, paid tribute to all those who supported Will on the day, particularly the King’s Lynn Under 11s Elite team and family friends Lacey and Billy Furniss who raised £500 in just a week.

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