Harry Smith YFY

Active April

Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity
£30,947
raised of £5,000 target
by 1368 supporters
Active April
We are moving further, faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour

Story

My amazing sister, Emily, died on the 8th of August 2022 (aged just 8 years old) from a diffuse midline glioma, which is an incurable brain tumour. I miss her so much, she was the best sister I could ever wish for. Every year, since 2023, I am going to do an active April challenge in memory of Ems. I want to raise as much money as I can to help find a cure for brain tumours like Emily’s. In 2023, I won a national JustGiving award for Young Fundraiser of the Year. This has motivated me because I know that people are inspired by the things I have done and continue to do. And as I said in my speech at the awards ceremony “I hope I can continue to make Emily proud as I will be fundraising forever”. #bemoreemily

Active April 2023

In 2023, I raised over £25,000 in memory of Emily by swimming a mile, climbing England’s highest mountain and cycling home from Addenbrookes hospital (the journey she was never able to make).

Active April 2024

This year, I’ll be swimming an entire marathon in a 25m pool, a mile at a time. This means that I have to swim 64 lengths roughly everyday for 26 days! In total I will have completed 1,686 lengths by the end of the challenge! It is a marathon month in my family as my Mum and Dad are running the London Marathon and I am swimming one! With every stroke, I will be thinking of my sister, and raising money, so that other families get the hope that we did not.

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The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we're moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour.

We're set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And we're doing it right now. Because we understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour a cure really can't wait.

About the charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we’re moving further and faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. A cure really can’t wait

Donation summary

Total raised
£30,946.22
+ £6,640.16 Gift Aid
Online donations
£30,946.22
Offline donations
£0.00

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