Hartlepool girl Amy is top of the pots after walking six miles on crutches

Amy handing over �323 to staff at Hartlepool & District Hospice.
Amy handing over �323 to staff at Hartlepool & District Hospice.

Little star Amy Griffiths who walked six miles with a pot on her leg has seen her hard work pay off.

Amy, 10, completed the 6.3-mile distance by going from Seaton Carew to Hartlepool Marina and back.

Amy Griffiths did a six-mile fundraising walk on crutches.

Amy Griffiths did a six-mile fundraising walk on crutches.

She raised an impressive £455 and has now presented the proceeds to grateful staff at Hartlepool & District Hospice and the chemotherapy unit at the University Hospital of Hartlepool.

Amy, who attends St Teresa’s Roman Catholic Primary School, bought the chemotherapy unit a Dyson fan for £261 and spent £95 on nine single fleece blankets.

Mum Leanne Dickinson said: “Both giver and receiver were over the moon.”

Amy then visited the hospice where she presented £100 in cash plus £223 from a collection at St Patrick’s Church from her grandad Robert Dickinson’s funeral.

Amy Griffiths with proud mum Leanne Dickinson.

Amy Griffiths with proud mum Leanne Dickinson.

It was Robert’s own battle with cancer that inspired Amy to do the walk to help others.

Father Adrian Tuckwell from St Patrick’s decided the money should go to the hospice.

Amy has had the cast on her right leg for several months following an operation on her Achilles tendon.

But as she has shown she does not let it get in her way.

Amy Griffiths giving Hartlepool hospital chemo unit the fleece blankets.

Amy Griffiths giving Hartlepool hospital chemo unit the fleece blankets.

Amy and Leanne will be hitting the fundraising trail again later this year.

They have both signed up for Hartlepool’s new Walk for Women event which will take place on July 31 as part of this year’s Miles for Men run.

Registration for Walk for Women – and for Miles for Men – is now open online at www.milesformen.co.uk

Amy Griffiths presenting the Dyson fan to the hospital's chemo unit.

Amy Griffiths presenting the Dyson fan to the hospital's chemo unit.