A GROUP of children have helped raise more than £2000 for Marie Curie Cancer Research as part of a sponsored walk.

Thirteen children from Christine’s Childminding Service in Alloa took part in a sponsored walk up Dumyat as part of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal.

The group, which ranged from ages one to four, sported high vis vests and carrying yellow balloons to carry on the “Go Yellow” theme.

The children were joined in their walk by Marie Curie nurse Joyce.

Cally Harper, from Christine’s Childminding Service, organised the walk and said: “We go over and above with our little ones.

“We go to local toddler community groups, great days out to safari park, play parks, softplay and have lots of fun in our setting with different themes each week.

“By going for a sponsored walk, this was something different for the children as they enjoy the outdoors.

“We were delighted to have raised over £2000 for the Great Daffodil Appeal and speak to nurse Joyce.

“Some of us have experienced Marie Curie and we felt it was important to donate to the charity so other local families will be able to have Marie Curie nurses to care for their loved one at home.”

The Great Daffodil is Marie Curie’s biggest annual fundraising campaign, which allows the charity to provide free care and support to people with terminal illness.

Charlotte Gilbert, community fundraiser for Marie Curie, said: “Thank you to all the children who took part.

“They really enjoyed the experience and we’re so grateful to our mini fundraisers for all their hard work.”