Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

NEWS > Alumnae News > Chasing Down the Cure for Cancer

Chasing Down the Cure for Cancer

Trainee patent attorney Alice Jefferies, Class of 2016, was inspired by one of her best friends from LEH to compete in next month's London Marathon, undertaking the challenge in aid of Leukaemia Care.

“I’d love the support of the LEH community to reach my fundraising goal of £2,500,” says Alice, who worked as an assistant rowing coach at LEH while she studied for her BSc in Biochemistry and MSc Immunology at Imperial College London. “A huge motivator for my marathon this year will be my dear friend Alida from LEH days. Sadly, she lost her wonderful dad, Jeff, to Leukaemia in 2019.

“I was lucky enough to have Jeff cook the best pancakes for me and Alida the morning after probably every party I went to in the Sixth Form, and he always welcomed me with such warmth, kindness and laughter into his home. Alida and her family's experience has since been such a driving force behind my studies, and I hope that my efforts fundraising for the marathon this year will have a positive impact on others in the same position.”

Alice carried out a research project as part of her studies that investigated the impact of T-cell immunotherapy on the production of the new blood stem cells in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia. She says: "Although studying the disease and potential therapies has been eye-opening, the real human impact of such challenging conditions and treatment regimes on patients and those close to them can sometimes feel rather distant from the lab bench.”

Leukaemia Care is the UK’s leading Leukaemia charity. They provide a diverse range of services including health information, private counselling grants, nurse helplines, campaigns for fair access to treatment, and so much more. To sponsor Alice, please click here: https://givepenny.com/alicejefferies_leukaemia_care_london_marathon_2022

Similar stories

Cue Vangelis soundtrack, cue slow-mo running, cue recreation of 'Chariots of Fire', as this week sees LEH channelling the spirit of the upcoming Olympics to raise money for our Bur… More...

In this month's webinar, neuroscientist Inder Singh Virdi shares his story about struggling with undiagnosed ADHD and dy… More...

Five of our former students, who studied Geography at University, are the latest of our alumnae to be featured on depart… More...

Freelance illustrator Tabitha Nutt, Class of 2018, has been hard at work showcasing her talents this Spring, with two ex… More...

PR Director, Bella Gareh, Class of 2009, is coming back down to earth after climbing two of the world’s most majestic mo… More...

Most read

PR Director, Bella Gareh, Class of 2009, is coming back down to earth after climbing two of the world’s most majestic mountains above 6,000m, on an ex… More...

Five of our former students, who studied Geography at University, are the latest of our alumnae to be featured on departmental notice boards around LE… More...

Freelance illustrator Tabitha Nutt, Class of 2018, has been hard at work showcasing her talents this Spring, with two exciting high-profile commission… More...

Travel Story Award

 

CONTACT US


Lady Eleanor Holles School
Hanworth Road
Hampton, TW13 3HF

0208 979 1601
alumnae@lehs.org.uk

LEGAL

This website is powered by
ToucanTech