The Pavilion has chosen to support the charity, In Sue’s Name, for the academic year 2018 – 2019. The charity was founded in 2014 by David Taylor in memory of his daughter Sue Blasotta, who died in 2011 of brain tumours. Sue was also a great friend of the Pavilion’s Head Teacher, Jo. Sue was passionate about raising funds for cancer research, having lost several family members to the disease including her Grandma and Grandad. She took part in five 5K Race For Life runs at Trent Park in North London, as well as completing a sky dive — despite being scared of heights.
Sue was diagnosed with three lesions on the brain on 26 November 2010 and died just six weeks later on 8 January 2011, facing death with tremendous courage while leaving her two young children without a mother. Over 800 people attended her funeral.
Brain tumours are especially tragic as they tend to strike young people. Although brain cancer is a bigger killer of people under 40 than any other form of cancer, research into this form of cancer accounts for less than 1 per cent of Government funding. In Sue’s Name have set a target to raise £1 million by 2027 in order to provide crucial research funds to support the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London and The Pavilion are determined to support this target.
You can make a donation to In Sue's Name here.