Crohn’s suffering pupils at a Bury St Edmunds school hand cash to research and support charity

Elliot James, group and volunteer development officer for Crohn's and Colitis UK Sophie Springett, Nick Copsey
Elliot James, group and volunteer development officer for Crohn's and Colitis UK Sophie Springett, Nick Copsey
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Both Sophie Springett, and Nick Copsey have missed school as they struggled with Crohn’s Disease – now they have raised cash for charity.

The two pupils at King Edward VI school in Bury St Edmunds, together with about 5o other pupils, were involved in a 14 mile charity walk in September.

On Friday Sophie, 16, and Nick, 19, presented a cheque for the £2,443 raised to Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

Elliot James from the charity said it would fund research and support.

Sophie said: “There has been times when I’ve been at the end of my tether because I didn’t feel well and I’ve run up the helpline to get advice.

“It is good that the money is going to help other people in a similar situation.

“I did miss a lot of school but I’ve managed to catch up.”

Nick from West Row was diagnosed in December 2011 and had to resit year 13 because he fell behind.

“All my friends have gone to uni while I’ve had to repeat a year in the sixth form,” said Nick, adding his Crohn’s is now under control.

Visit www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk