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Why Natalie Fundraises

Henry Winter
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18 Dec 2013

I wanted to share the story of just one of our inspirational fundraisers – 17 year old London schoolgirl Natalie Sherlock, who set up a Forget Me Not Fund in memory of her Dad.

She has shown an incredible commitment to helping raise money for and awareness of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in the past two years.

“I was only three and a half when my Father died from non-Hodgkin lymphoma but I still remember him and love him lots,” says Natalie. “Last year, I decided that I should do something positive and help other people, so I asked one of my teachers at school about it and he said that I could set up a Forget Me Not Fund for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. I went online and filled out an application and a month later it was up and running. I have been raising money for it ever since.”

A pupil at Queensmead School in Ruislip, Natalie and her friends’ fundraising efforts have included selling cakes and t-shirts, car washing, holding raffles, bag packing and sponsored walks. She aims to raise £20,000 in memory of her dad and has raised over £1,500 so far.  Teachers have been so impressed that they have made Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research the school’s primary charity.

Thanks to Natalie, Queensmead School’s all-conquering staff football team have now also adopted our red Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research t-shirts as their official strip.

Natalie has a justgiving page to raise money for the Anthony Sherlock Forget Me Not Fund