Brain Tumour Charity – Update

A year ago the father of one of our boys, Barnaby Milton-Bell (now 8S) very sadly died of brain cancer. His big brother Josh, has since joined our sixth form. The family are pictured here. His dad, Neil Bell, was known to many, as he was the well-liked BBC South East Sports reporter. To mark the first anniversary, Barnaby and his family and friends are trying to turn sadness and loss into hope by fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity, which funds pioneering research and supports newly diagnosed patients and their loved ones.

It would be wonderful if the school community could support Barnaby by either making a donation here: or by bidding for one of the amazing items on the online fundraising auction:, including a signed KCC cricket bat (modelled here in the pic by Barnaby, who now trains at the St Lawrence ground), cricket match tickets, a driving experience at Brands Hatch, a chance to play tennis at Wimbledon, tickets and memorabilia from Gillingham FC plus many more great items including Prada sunglasses, a classic KitchenAid and Gulbenkian cinema tickets. All items have been freely donated by clubs and people who knew Neil, so every penny raised will go to The Brain Tumour Charity. Thank you.

UPDATE – close to £5000 has now been raised via the Just Giving page and the auction which was hosted by BBC South East Today’s Rob Smith .  Thank you to all who donated – the Just Giving page is still open so it is not too late to donate.