Pupils at Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School near Haverhill to complete charity Hallowe'en walk in honour of brain tumour patient Lizzie Bramall, from Nayland
Children at Barnardiston Hall Preparatory School near Haverhill will take part in a torchlight sponsored walk on Hallowe'en to raise money for research into brain tumours.
The event was inspired by Barnardiston pupils Eleanor, ten, and Alice Cross, seven, whose nine-year-old cousin Lizzie is living with an inoperable brain tumour.
Since her diagnosis in February, Lizzie and her family have set up Lizzie’s Fund in support of The Brain Tumour Charity, which funds research as well as providing support for those affected by the disease, raising over £25,000 so far.
Barnardiston pupils aged seven to 13 will dress up in Halloween costumes and set off at 5pmfon a four miles walk before returning to school for a thank you party.
Younger children in the school will also take part in a shorter costume walk earlier in the day on school grounds.
Earlier this year, Eleanor and Alice’s mum Emma - Lizzie’s aunt - was among three family members who took part in 24-hour requiem-singing session at St Paul’s Church in London’s Covent Garden, raising more than £10,000 for Lizzie’s Fund.
Geraldine Pipping, director of fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are so grateful to Eleanor and Alice and to everyone at Barnardiston school for their support.
“Their efforts will help us to invest in vital research into brain tumours to help children like Lizzie, who has inspired so many of her family and friends to get involved in fundraising following her own diagnosis.”
Lizzie, from Nayland, has undergone radiotherapy and taken part in drug trials in an attempt to keep her tumour from spreading.
For more about Lizzie’s Fund go to https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/our-supporter-groups/supporter-groups/groups/lizzies-fund/
The Brain Tumour Charity holds three Twilight Walks in cities around the UK in October as well as inviting its supporters to arrange their own walks like the one at Barnardiston School.
If you’d like to organise a walk or find out more, go to https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/thetwilightwalk/own-walk/