Laura Hutcheson

Team Loz

Fundraising for John King Brain Tumour Foundation
raised of £1,000 target
by 167 supporters
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Event: Hampton Court Half Marathon 2018, on 18 March 2018
Participants: Emma Burton, Sarah Logan, Amber Chaze, MJ Craddock, Jane Kamerling, Lisa Hibberd, Carl James, Timothy Speller,
We raise funds for St George's Hospital to improve outcomes in neurosurgery


Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving Page which explains a bit more about my fundraising goal.

In April 2017 I experienced a seizure whilst away on a family holiday.  When I returned home, an EEG and MRI confirmed the reason for the seizure and I was diagnosed with a Grade I Meningioma (brain tumour).

I was referred to the care of neurosurgeon Dr Tim Jones and at the beginning of May, I was admitted to the McKissock ward in the Atkinson Morley wing at St George's Hospital.  Dr Tim and his team performed a craniotomy and were able to successfully remove the tumour from the front part of my brain.  

During my time at St George's, my husband David and myself spent a lot of time in the McKissock gardens and were so grateful to have an area to sit outside of the ward and my room.

The gardens are maintained by the John King Brain Tumour Foundation.  The Foundation is run by the family of a former patient of Dr Tim's. It's other project is raising money for a state of the art microscope for brain surgery which is not currently available through NHS funding.

As a way of showing my gratitude for the incredible care I received from everyone at the Atkinson Morley and for Dr Tim (and in particular for leaving me with a very bumpy head but most of my hair to cover it!) I want to support the John King Brain Tumour Foundation and the work they do to maintain the sanctuary which is the McKissock gardens.

So, on 18th March 2018, I have co-erced 9 friends into joining a little team to run the Hampton Court Palace Half-Marathon.  

Whilst I can’t train to the full extent I would like and the DVLA aren't keen on me driving right now, I’m getting my miles in walking the pavements of Oxshott! My fellow team-members will be training in the mean January/February weather and I’m hoping your support will help spur them on!

Every donation, however small, will make a massive difference to the efforts of the John King Foundation and our efforts to get round the course on the day. I would like to say a HUGE thank you for reading this and for any contribution to the cause!

Laura xxx

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About the charity

We support the Atkinson Morley Wing at St George’s Hospital London who treat brain diseases and disorders. We aim to raise much needed funds to support the advancement of treatment and research and to purchase equipment for paediatric and adult neurosurgery not available through the NHS.

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