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Croydon College present funds raised through doing the Big C Challenge
21 January 2016

Croydon College

Staff and Students from Croydon College kindly presented Janet Tobin, Schools Fundraising Executive, with funds they had raised through their Big C Challenge ‘Canary Yellow’ Day, which took place last October. 

Keen to further continue their support, the college are planning to organise their very own ‘My Marsden March’ this year, which is proving a very popular event with staff and pupils in many schools, colleges and universities. 

For information on how your school or college could get involved, please email [email protected].  


Westside School Gibraltar and Bayside School Gibraltar End of Year Prom
30 October 2015

school bake sale

The members of the Prom Committee (Katherine Garner, Francesca Makey, Jamie Hammond, Isabel De La Paz and Yael Williamson) chose The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity as the beneficiary of the remaining funds following a very successful End of Year Prom.  Activities included very successful cake sales.

“We decided to donate the money to ….the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, as it holds a special place in my heart. Being that I am a patient at the Royal Marsden and the team there have been nothing but helpful and supportive over the past year and a half, I thought it would be a nice gesture to show my appreciation for the charity and all the staff at the hospital."

 Thank you to all those involved.  We wish you all the best in your chosen future careers.

School Marsden March raises over £1,000
07 July 2015

Pupils from Collingwood School on their Marsden MarchLast month Collingwood School, Wallington, took part in their first ever ‘My Marsden March’. 

The whole school, from nursery to year 6, walked a huge lap of Wallington and Carshalton before coming back to school for refreshments and party games on the lawn put on by the PTA. 

The walk lasted for around an hour and their efforts have so far raised over £1,000. Thank you all for your tremendous support! 

Epsom College raises over £14,000 for The Royal Marsden
06 July 2015

Janet Tobin being presented with cheque from Epsom CollegeEpsom College has raised a total of £14,101.30 since May 2014 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, one of a number of cancer charities supported by the pupils and staff.

The money has been raised through a variety of fundraising events, most recently a whole school Charity Week in March and a Walkathon by Economics and Business Studies staff in May.

On Wednesday, Janet Tobin, Community Groups/Schools Fundraising Executive with the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, visited the College to be presented with a cheque for £4,500, the latest tranche of the funds raised. Janet spoke to the Charity Reps about fundraising activities for next year and thanked the pupils and staff for their ongoing support.

Sutton High Junior School fundraising
18 June 2015

We are delighted that staff and pupils from Sutton High Junior School are once again fundraising in aid of our charity by organising a Teachers’ Auction of Promises day and a hat-making competition for all the pupils.

Thank you to you all for your continued support, it is greatly appreciated.

Holland Park School raises over £2,000 with Shakespeare
01 June 2015

Performers at Holland Park School

Students from Holland Park School in London recently held a production of Shakespeare’s As You Like It, raising a wonderful £2,136.56 in aid of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The event was a great success enjoyed by students, parents and friends of the school, including on this occasion Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Kent and Laura Bailey from Vogue.  

Carshalton High girls talk about their fundraising
01 June 2015

Olivia, Harley and Tilli, Year 9 students at Carshalton High School for Girls, prepared a superb presentation about The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity for the First Give Event.

The girls shared their fundraising experiences and their very personal stories about the wonderful care received by family members at The Royal Marsden. Parents and friends assembled for the presentation gave a resounding applause of support as the girls reconfirmed their continuing efforts to fundraise for their favourite charity.

Thanks so much for your support!

Brent Knoll School raises £3,000
21 May 2015

Teachers and pupils at Brent Knoll School in Lewisham fundraised with a cake sale, table sale, raffle, non-uniform day, selling wristbands wristbands and more. The students were inspired to raise this money to show support for their classmate who is receiving treatment at The Royal Marsden.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Non-uniform day raises £220
14 May 2015

Jamie and Peggy Frewer popped in to the hospital to deliver the proceeds of a fundraising non-uniform day at All Saints’ Church of England Primary School in Wimbledon.

Thank you to everyone for supporting The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

School celebrates anniversary with Marsden March
12 May 2015

On Sunday 22 March, representatives of the governing body, staff, students and the Old Wilsonian community came together to raise money for The Royal Marsden. Inspired by the motto of the school – NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS (‘not for oneself, but for all’), they chose to celebrate the school's 400 year anniversary by doing something for the good of the wider community.

On 7 May, the Head, Nathan Cole, and outgoing School Captain, Harry Perkin were joined by many of those who were involved in the 14-mile Marsden March, in order to present a cheque for £16,150 to Janet Tobin. Janet said: "This is a truly wonderful sum for Wilson's School to have raised and neatly reflects the year of their foundation – 1615”.

Mr Cole said: “Our school’s motto is more than just that. It’s the way we encourage our students to live their lives. As a result, it was fitting in our 400th year of existence to be involved in doing something so worthwhile for others and I am proud that the school community rallied behind it in such spectacularly generous fashion. Janet made the whole experience a pleasure and (despite the blisters) we all had a great day"

Sock it to cancer!
07 April 2015

Students from the Oasis Academy Isle of Sheppey recently came to school wearing crazy coloured socks. The idea originated from Maisie Musk in Year 7 as a thank you to The Royal Marsden for looking after her dad in his ongoing battle against cancer.

Teacher Ms Wood forgot her socks but was determined to help raise some money, so she painted her feet instead! The event raised over £200. Thanks so much for your support!

Schools join forces to raise nearly £4,000
02 August 2013

Two Hampshire schools have joined together in fundraising challenges after Tyler White, an ex-pupil was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma.

Pupils and staff from Connaught School in Aldershot and Calthorpe School in Fleet had a series of cake sales and non-uniform days, as well as taking on the Three Peaks challenge, chronicled on Tyler's blog.

Both schools would like to send their thanks to all the parents and friends who gave so generously. If you would like to contribute, you can do so at

Eastbourne school inspired to rally against cancer
02 August 2013

A primary school in Eastbourne was so inspired by our Rally Against Cancer event that they decided to host their own event, trying to hit as many rallies as they could with their teacher.

Two local companies sponsored the event which raised £80 for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Many thanks to all who took part.

Sixth formers visit Oak Centre with gifts
28 March 2013

Brentford School for Girls

Sixth formers at Brentford School for Girls dropped in to the Oak Centre for Children and Young People on Monday 25 March with some wonderful gifts.

The girls raised a whopping £1,500 for the unit and purchased gifts appropriate for use by the teenagers in our care.

Katie Coleman, the faculty head said: "I'm really proud of the girls; they worked really hard to raise so much money."

The eight young people are each planning a future in health and social care.