Fundraise at the TCS Mini London Marathon

Run it. Beat it. Together we can help beat childhood cancer.

Your school can help build a better future for children with cancer

Every week around five children in the UK lose their lives to cancer. For every child, parent and family – it’s time to beat it.

If your school is taking part in the TCS Mini London Marathon, either in London or at your school, you can join TeamGOSH and help beat childhood cancer.

By getting sponsorship as part of your TCS Mini London Marathon, your fundraising will help take the research, technology, facilities and care at GOSH to the next level.

Your school will join a community of runners to make an incredible impact for seriously ill children and we are with you every step of the journey.

Download resources to help your class learn more about GOSH, prepare for the race, and make the most of your fundraising

TCS Mini London Marathon Sponsorship Form (.pdf) (457.2 KB)

Primary school assembly powerpoint - TCS Mini London Marathon (.pdf) (878.9 KB)

Primary school assembly script - TCS Mini London Marathon (.pdf) (542.4 KB)

Esha with her aunt Lavanya

Your support will help children like Esha.

Six-year-old Esha loves art. She’s creative and enjoys playing with her sister Ria. Her dad says the word most used to describe her is ‘sassy’!

After Esha started feeling unwell in 2021 her parents took her to her local hospital where Esha was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukaemia. Her dad, Rishya, remembers that time:

‘When Esha was diagnosed I spent the whole night trying to think about what life could be like. All my worst fears were coming true. It was a very, very tough time.’

Esha was transferred to Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) who care for children with some of the rarest and most hard-to-treat cancers. Esha received a bone marrow transplant and spent almost a year at GOSH.

‘I can't really put into words how grateful we are for the care that Esha received. The nursing staff were a great source of strength and support in a very difficult time.’ Rishya said, ‘We were amazed by the support services. Esha’s favourite was the music therapist. Even in Esha’s darkest days she would always perk up for the music session.’

Post-transplant, Esha is now recovering at home, although she still attends GOSH for regular treatment. Esha’s dad said: ‘GOSH is our saviour. It has given Esha a chance which she never had.’

Esha’s aunt, Lavanya, is running the 2023 TCS London Marathon for GOSH. She said, ‘When Esha was diagnosed, I knew I wanted to raise money for the people who supported her along the way. It feels amazing to be running for GOSH Charity – I’m so excited!’

Your school can also join TeamGOSH and help more children like Esha through the TCS Mini London Marathon. Fundraise for GOSH and help beat childhood cancer.

Together we can run it. Together we can beat it.