Climb for Cancer Charity Unites Family

Climb for Cancer Charity Unites Family
Community Charity

United in grief and a determination to raise vital funds, Chemistry teacher Mrs Jag Khush joined 100 family and friends on a climb to the top of Mount Snowdon in memory of her sister-in-law and Brentwood charity worker Raj Johal.

Mrs Johal, a mum of two, died in December 2022 at the age of 45, 18 months after she was diagnosed with Granulosa Cell Tumour (GCT), a rare form of ovarian cancer. She had worked as a campaigns manager for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Despite atrocious weather conditions, Mrs Khush and family and friends from around the world found the trek to the Welsh summit a great way to remember ‘a woman who spent all her working life raising awareness for various charities and the people they help.’

Of the 100-plus walkers who started last Saturday’s hike, nearly everyone attempting the ascent made it to the top. The oldest was Mrs Johal’s 75-year-old father and the youngest was just six. 

Mrs Khush, who is also Head of Year 10, said: “We have raised just over £32,600.00 (to date) and the awareness raised for GCT and Ovarian cancer has been amazing. The main GCT charity in the USA has also picked up on it and we had people ascend Mount Hamilton in the Bay Area at the same time.”  

You can donate to the family’s fundraiser on the Ovarian cancer charity’s Ovacome page here.

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