HIGH school pupils have pledged their support to a Bury-based cancer charity.

Pupils at Woodhey High School chose Sam’s Gift as one of the organisations they wished to support this year.

The charity was set up by the family of Sam Nicholls, who died aged 22, after a short battle with cancer.

Sam, who attended Tottington High School, was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoma in May 2014, and underwent treatments before passing away in November of the same year.

Sam’s Gift aims to support teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer, by creating boxes which are donated to the Youth Oncology Unit at The Christie in Manchester, where Sam underwent his treatment.

His brother Tom Nicholls visited Woodhey two weeks ago to explain the charity’s work and to thank pupils for their support.

Sam’s Gift was one of three charities pupils chose to contribute to over the course of the year - one local, national and one international.

Sam’s Gift was chosen as the local charity while Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) and Wateraid were chosen as the national and internationals.

All money raised by the school this year will be divided between the three charities. So far, more than £600 has been raised thanks to a non-uniform day and cake sale planned by the school council.