19 April 2017
Roland Maxted, a Religion and Philosophy teacher at Berkhamsted School is preparing for a skydive after raising £7,800 for Teenage Cancer Trust. He is raising the money in memory of former student Isabelle Docherty.
Without doubt, this fundraising campaign is close to the hearts of the local community. Izzy was aged 17 and a Sixth Form student when she was diagnosed with cancer. Donations in memory of Izzy continue to flood in, it is now thought to be the most successful individual fundraising campaign in the Berkhamsted School’s 476 year history.
Roland said “Of all the fundraising activities, I chose skydiving, because in a small way it reflects Izzy’s tremendous bravery and positive attitude at a time of such turbulence.”
“From my perspective, there is no better charity to support than Teenage Cancer Trust. Not just for the care they give to teenagers suffering from cancer, but their ongoing support to friends and family as well”
Roland received a letter from Just Giving to acknowledge that his fundraising campaign was in the top 1% in the whole country for February.
Hailey Amani, Regional Fundraiser for Teenage Cancer Trust said “Roland’s impressive fundraising efforts for his skydive exemplifies the outstanding dedication of the individuals at Berkhamsted School, to raising money in memory of Izzy and to help other young people facing cancer.
“As well as running our dedicated Teenage Cancer Trust units, we’re working with designated hospitals to reach young people with cancer, regardless of their location. The money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of so many young people, and we would like to thank Roland, and the school, for all their hard work.”