It is rare to see an eighteen-year-old pupil plan a massive event that finally helps to raise a whopping £3,000.
However, for Scarlett Sykes, a pupil at Gordonstoun School, a rare and sad thing such as death forced her to think about it.
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The death in question happened sometime in 2017 when her stepfather, a nurse with the British Army died suddenly.
Before Paul Malcolm died, he was diagnosed with a common brain tumor.
Five weeks after the diagnosis, Mr. Malcolm was pronounced dead.
According to Skyes, a final-year pupil at the royal Gordonstoun School, her stepdad was a humble person.
Malcolm was a reservist who doubled as a nurse dealing with mental health. Before he died at forty-eight years, Malcolm was among the British Army soldiers who went on two successful missions in Afghanistan.
“My stepdad was a humble man.
He was always jovial and in good mental health.
He was sick for a few days before he died.
He devoted most of his time serving the country and ensuring that he put his life in danger when he was on duty,” said the Gordonstoun School pupil.
According to the statistics from the British Health Ministry, the brain tumor has in the recent past claimed the lives of many young Britons aged between twenty and forty years.
in fact, the statistics show that the number of those who die of brain tumor are more than those who die of any other cancer.
To raise the money, pupils at the Gordonstoun School participated in a morning run. Sykes too, launched the campaign using Facebook.
With over 3,000 already at hand, Sykes says they will be able to build a brain tumor research center to honor her stepdad.
Gordonstoun School is one of the high-end British boarding and day schools with a current population of although the school has 542 pupils currently, only 391 are boarders.
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