Exmouth kids in sea front walk for Leo

PUBLISHED: 09:29 29 July 2015 | UPDATED: 11:22 29 July 2015

Nine month old Leo Burton. Ref exe 1984-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Nine month old Leo Burton. Ref exe 1984-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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More than 30 children marched along Exmouth seafront to show their support for a nine-month-old boy in Lympstone who has a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Little Feet Marcia's Childminding organised a fund-raising walk for baby Leo Burton on Saturday morning. Ref exe 4938-30-15SH. Picture: Simon HornLittle Feet Marcia's Childminding organised a fund-raising walk for baby Leo Burton on Saturday morning. Ref exe 4938-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Leo Burton, of Wotton Lane, is currently in the United States receiving proton therapy in an attempt to beat the disease.

Accompanied by their parents, aunties and uncles, the group set off on the 2.4-mile trek starting at The Octagon.

Leo’s grandparents also took part to show their support and provided photos of the tot for people to see.

The group walked across the seafront, stopping at Orcombe Point to release balloons, which displayed children’s messages of support for Leo.

The youngsters then returned back to The Octagon and were treated to ice creams.

Event organiser Marcia Paton, of Little Feet childminding, said it is ‘so important’ to raise funds for Leo.

She said: “The event was really, really good and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.

“We’ve all had people within our life who have suffered with cancer.”


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