Paul Picken

Paul's fundraiser for The Sick Children's Trust

Fundraising for The Sick Children's Trust
raised of £2,000 target
by 118 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
In memory of Seren Picken
#TeamSCT are running The TCS London Marathon to help keep families together at a time when they need to be most.


In a brief moment of madness, I accepted the opportunity to raise funds for #TeamSTC - the most incredible charity - by running the London Marathon in April 2024.

On 22nd September 2017, my beautiful niece was born to my brother Ian, and sister-in-law, Katie. I was fortunate to visit her when she was just 2 weeks old and she was perfect.

At 7 weeks old, Seren began having seizures and was later diagnosed with a rare mitochondria disorder. When she was transferred to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Ian and Katie were kindly provided accommodation at Acorn House, funded by The Sick Children's Trust which allowed them to be close to Seren. Sadly, on 20th December 2017, at just 12 weeks and 5 days old, Seren lost her battle and passed away in the arms of her loving parents.

In 2018, I accompanied my brothers and other family and friends on a mammoth 320-mile bike ride from Aberystwyth to Great Bentley, Essex where we raised an incredible £40,000 for SCT.

It costs £40 a night to support a family in need at Acorn House - so I figured it was time to get fundraising again, and who would pass up this opportunity.

I obviously have a lot of work to do, so it would mean the world to have as much support as possible. Even £1 would make all the difference.

About the campaign

#TeamSCT are running The TCS London Marathon to help keep families together at a time when they need to be most.

About the charity

The Sick Children’s Trust is the charity that gives families with a seriously ill child in hospital a comfortable place to stay and a friendly ear to listen in one of our ten ‘Homes from Home’. By providing families with somewhere to stay near their child they have one less thing to worry about.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £551.15 Gift Aid
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