Scarlett Sykes, a Gordonstoun Pupil Raises Money To Help In Brain Tumor Research

Sykes, one of the pupils at Gordonstoun, recently led a campaign that raised more than £3,000 to help in brain tumor research.

The money raised was primarily from the sponsored run she organized at her school and a fundraiser on Facebook in honor of Paul Malcolm.

The nurse passed on at 48 years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

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Scarlett notes that before Paul’s diagnosis, the army reservist looked healthy and had even completed an operational tour in Afghanistan.

So, the untimely death of Malcolm came as a huge shock to her.

Sykes will channel the funds to Brain Tumor Research, whose report indicates that cancer kills more children and adults below 40 years.

Scarlett even admits that Malcolm was full of life and was pursuing a degree in fine arts while working as an NHS worker.

She also adds that he was a vegetarian and his untimely death due to a stage three brain tumor was a huge surprise.

Sykes was 15 years old when her father passed on and she couldn’t comprehend what had happened.

She notes that her illness happened quickly and her health deteriorated fast and this was a difficult time for her mother as she had plans to get married to him.

Currently, Scarlett Sykes has completed her A levels and is looking forward to joining the University of London.

The Sykes charity run was inspired by the Gordonstoun tradition where students were expected to run for 3.5 kilometers every day.

The Brain Tumour Research community development manager Joe Woollcott expressed his condolence to the loss of Scarlett Stepfather.

He even admits that brain tumor is indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any time.

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Gordonstoun is a leading senior education whose curriculum is designed to help students fulfill their potential.

The institution is located in a 200-acre woodland estate and is a recipient of the Duke Edinburgh Award.

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