…next weekend I am running the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money for Children with Cancer UK. We have already raised some money in school with a non uniform day, a charity disco and a production of ‘I’m at BGS Get Me Out of Here!’… I am trying to raise around £1500, and so far I am over half way there! I have chosen this charity as I lost a nephew to leukaemia a few years back, and have seen the utter devastation that this cruel illness can cause. The good news is that treatments are improving rapidly, but obviously to maintain this progress requires funding, and lots of it. The students and my colleagues have been tremendously supportive, and I do hope that you may consider sponsoring me. Any donation would be very gratefully received. If you feel you could help, money can be paid by cheque, made out to either Children with Cancer UK or myself, or alternatively I have a Virgin Money page for online donations. the address is virginmoneygiving.com/LouiseBrown.
Louise Brown teaches art at Boston Grammar School. She will be running in the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April. She writes: