On the 26th of February 2018, 7-year-old Emily Brown lost her brave two-year battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Lymphoma, with a relapse to Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. Despite receiving a bone marrow transplant, she then suffered for 5 months with Adino Virus (cold virus) and eventually died of organ failure after contracting Pneumonia.
Emily was a bubbly, vibrant, dancing, singing, butterfly and rainbow loving little girl who bravely and
stoically faced her grueling treatment. Determined to help others for as long as possible, Emily raised
money for various cancer charities, and following their heartbreaking loss her family and friends have
picked up the fundraising baton.
During the last two years they have raised over £20,000 for Bloodwise, a blood cancer research charity
and this year they are also supporting the Dorset based charity; Mosaic-Supporting Bereaved Children,
who are helping her brother Owen, and friends and staff at Sixpenny Handley First School, following her
This year they are completing a number of physical challenges; with 16 people competing in the
Blenheim Triathlon, including Anthony and Clair, Emily’s parents, whilst several others have entered the
Woolacombe half marathon.
Clare Hewitt, headteacher of Sixpenny Handley First School, and Sharon Carter, governor, have set
themselves the challenge of completing the Paris marathon on Sunday 14th April, and have been training
really hard for this. “Emily was a bright and beautiful little girl who is deeply missed by all of us in the
school community, the children will be taking part in a French themed day with croissants, cakes and
lots of fun activities to help raise funds for these two amazing charities” said Clare
For more information on all the groups fundraising activities, to join them, or if you are able to donate please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/EmilyAvellana