15th Dec 2017 – Undaunted by the snow last Sunday, Katie in 7F made her way to 10 Downing Street to be congratulated on her charity work. As a young girl, Katie was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Throughout her treatment, her family received support from “Children with Cancer” and “Rays of Sunshine”. This made a huge difference to them at a very difficult time, and Katie was delighted when her wish to visit Lapland one Christmas was granted by them.
Katie has been in remission for the last five years, and along with her family and friends she has done much to try and raise money for others affected by this illness. “Team Katie” has taken part in several London Marathons, with Katie always there to cheer them on.
Katie and her mother were invited to Downing Street at the weekend in recognition of their inspiring work for others. During their visit they were shown round selected rooms, which housed various treasured items including a collection of Olympic medals and the Olympic torch. They also saw paintings of past prime ministers and earls that went all the way up to the top of the staircase! This was an amazing, unforgettable, and well-deserved experience for them.