£1,190 raised to support schoolboy with brain tumour

PUBLISHED: 16:54 02 December 2017

The cheque presentation after the fundraising auction. Picture: Charlotte Havelange

The cheque presentation after the fundraising auction. Picture: Charlotte Havelange


A total of £1,190 has been raised to support a brave schoolboy fighting a brain tumour, diabetes and other health problems.

Letchworth’s Leon Woolcott, 12, had surgery to remove the brain tumour in both 2012 and last year after it returned – and now has a cyst on the back of the brain, chronic fatigue and ptosis in his right eye.

Charlotte Havelange, Leon’s form tutor at Hitchin’s Priory School, ran a half marathon in October and then organised an auction and raffle – which raised another £500 to add to the £690 raised to support Leon and his family this year.

Leon’s mum Natasha said: “We are totally amazed and grateful for everything that Miss Havelange has done for our family. It’s a time with lots of ups and downs as we live from scan to scan, but this gift has been amazing.

“Leon always remains positive and has the biggest heart, always thinking of others. The Priory has been so supportive and we feel lucky he is a pupil there.”

Miss Havelange said: “I am very relieved in one way and upset in another that it is all over as it took a lot of organisation and a lot of time and as a teacher those are things I tend to ration – but I enjoyed every minute of it, and the family’s thanks made it all worthwhile.”

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