A pupil at Martins Wood Primary School school, Brandon, who is being supported by CLIC Sargent, organised a fancy dress fun run which raised more than £6,000 for children and young people with cancer.
Support for Brandon
Since eight-year-old Brandon from Stevenage was diagnosed with leukaemia in the summer of 2015, his family, friends and local community have come together in solidarity.
A Support Me Fund has been set up for Brandon, which has current total of over £8,000. Activities which have contributed to this terrific total include a bake sale at mum Naomi’s workplace which raised over £600 alone.
Fancy dress fun run
The real highlight of this year’s fundraising was the event held at Martins Wood Primary School in September, coinciding with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It was Brandon himself who asked headteacher Tom Evans if the event could take place.
The pupils all had a brilliant time getting involved, as did the staff, parents and local community. Altogether, a whopping £6,265 was raised, which is a superb amount!
Brandon’s mum Naomi said: "We are incredibly proud of Brandon. Not only for his continued courage in fighting leukaemia, but for wanting to help others.
"Brandon organised and led the promotion of his Fancy dress fun run. The entire school really got behind him and the positivity and energy prior, during and after was fantastic.
"The amount has become the highest the school has ever raised. We know this money will go to help other young people and families, just like us, facing the challenges cancer causes."
Brandon the star!
CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Catherine Cadman said: "This was a wonderful event to be involved with. It has been incredibly humbling watching this community come together to support Brandon and his family. I want to say thank you to everyone, but most importantly of all, to Brandon - you are an absolute star!"