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Our Henry

4 team members

Challenge complete

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p][b]"Our Henry" - [/b][url=http://ourhenry.home.blog/]ourhenry.home.blog[/url] [/p][p]Thank you so much for visiting our [i]Virgin[/i] [i]Giving[/i] page set up in the name of our student, Henry Young, who has recently been diagnosed with Aplastic Anaemia, a rare bone marrow and blood disorder that affects just one-in-a-million people.[/p][p]Over the coming weeks and months, four very unfit and out-of-shape teachers - see photo - are shedding, running, swimming and ‘playing’ (… and possibly much more) in aid of two amazing causes that mean a huge amount to Henry and his family.[/p][p]The Aplastic Anaemia Trust ([url=http://www.theaat.org.uk/]www.theaat.org.uk[/url]) and Anthony Nolan ([url=http://www.anthonynolan.org/]www.anthonynolan.org[/url]) both work tirelessly in providing ground-breaking scientific and medical research into treatments and cures for aplastic anaemia, blood cancers and other blood and bone marrow disorder (notably Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma). They also provide advice, expertise and support to victims and their families, and both organisations have already been a source of much comfort and advice to the Young family as they try to come to terms with their recent life-changing news.[/p][p][u][br][/u][/p][p][img][/img]Our Challenges: [/p][p][b]HOSTING [/b]a charity Jazz Night @ Farnham Castle (Farnham Castle) [i]Friday 15th February[/i][/p][p][b]RUNNING[/b] 5 half-Marathons in 5 weeks (Mr Jones) [i]April 7th – May 6th[/i][/p][p][b]MOSEYING [/b]the North Downs Way: Farnham to Dover - 200km (Mr Jones) [i]July[/i][/p][p][b]WALKING[/b] the '[i]London to Brighton Challenge[/i]' - 100km in under 24 hours (Miss Collington, Mr Fitzpatrick and Mr Renton) Saturday 25th - Sunday 26th May[/p][p][b]SHEDDING[/b] 100lbs in 10 months (Mr Jones and Miss Boyle) [i]November 10 – September 10[/i][/p][p][b]SWIMMING[/b] 40’000m in the school pool (that's 40km!) (Mr Place, Mr Jones, Miss Collington, and a whole host of other MHS staff) Saturday 11th[i] May[/i][/p][p][b]PLAYING[/b] jazz for 10 straight hours (Mr Place and the Jazz Band) [i]Sunday 10th February[/i][/p][p][b]SHAVING [/b]heads (Henry's friends and peers in the Upper VI) [i]Thursday 14th February[/i][/p][p][b]BAKING [/b]goodies for sale (at various times throughout the Lent term)[/p][p][b]DRINKING[/b] at every pub in Farnham [i] Saturday 27th July[/i][/p][p]Many youngsters, both inside and outside a mainstream education, let their learning difficulties define them. Not Henry. Despite his significant literacy difficulties, in addition to missing one-third of Year 11 due to a serious and persistent illness, Henry moved into the Sixth Form with 7 A*-C grades at GCSE to his name (including an A in English Literature!), an achievement few might’ve thought possible when he first started at More House School. Such has been Henry’s positivity, openness, resilience, tenacity and achievement in the face of such adversity, as well as his personality and character, he was deservedly appointed as the school’s Head Boy for this academic year. However, what should have been a final year of school spent proudly and capably representing the school in the local community as its student figurehead, studying hard, maybe even partying hard, and looking forward to the start of the next chapter in his life at university, Henry has suffered a further, even more devastating, setback. Hospital trips, drips, fatigue, blood tests, blood transfusions, bone marrow tests, platelet transfusions and chemotherapy are now how his final year of school is shaping up.[/p][p]Finding cures and treatments, and providing support to victims and families affected by Aplastic Anaemia and other blood and bone marrow disorders, costs money. We hope to raise as much money as possible to make the suffering of future victims and their families more tolerable. We will be literally putting our bodies on the line, pushing it to points they have never gone before (or to points they should’ve been a long time ago), so we hope you can give a little bit in return. Please donate as little or as much as you can to support these charities, and also to motivate us on those long and lonely runs, those painful gym sessions, those weekends spent in the pool, those mealtimes in which we look longingly at the desserts section, and those nights when the Spice Station IS NOT an option. With your help and generosity, the pain and suffering of future Henrys can be eased.[/p][p][b]Please remember to give gift aid, as it does make a huge difference![/b][/p][p]You can read all about our journeys: from the hospital bed, weigh-ins, to the Swim, to the Jazz Band extravaganza, to the lung-busting, knee-shattering half-marathons at [url=http://ourhenry.home.blog][b]ourhenry.home.blog[/b][/url][/p][p]Thank you.[/p][p]Miss Boyle, Miss Collington, Mr Jones, Mr Place, the Sixth Form student body (and Henry)[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p]Facebook - [url=https://www.facebook.com/morehouseschoolfrensham/]morehouseschoolfrensham[/url][/p][p]Twitter - [url=https://twitter.com/mhsfrensham?lang=en]@mhsfrensham[/url][/p][p]Website - [url=http://www.morehouseschool.co.uk/]morehouseschool.co.uk[/url][/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

30 Jul 2019


Aug 22, 2019

Mark Place and the Gang

Our pub quiz winnings from The Queen’s Head, Farnham on 22/08/19


Jul 15, 2019


Happy drinking! Sorry I can’t be with you - will have to catch up when I’m back.


Jul 2, 2019


From ShyneFest xx

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 24, 2019


In recognition of Julia Collington’s amazing effort

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 4, 2019

James Kay

For the sponsored swim... Excellent work!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 31, 2019



May 30, 2019

Lily Raeyen

Fantastic effort from all the gang- good luck in the next few runs Jamie!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2019


May 27, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2019

Jo Jonny and Ben

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

James Jones

James Jones

Julia Collington

Julia Collington

Mark Place

Mark Place

Charlotte Boyle

Charlotte Boyle