Fundraising in memory of Uncle Duncan

09 Jul 2019

Seven-year-old Elliott is one of the youngest fundraisers that we've ever had at Barts Charity.

He took on the Great Manchester Run in memory of his Great Uncle Duncan, who worked at The Royal London Hospital.

Duncan Scott worked as a Clinical Nurse Manager on the Grahame Hayton unit at The Royal London Hospital for twenty years, helping patients with HIV and AIDS.

Tragically, he died whilst on holiday two years ago.

Duncan’s sister Barbara (pictured below right with Elliott post-race) says: “He was very popular, a passionate nurse and a friend to so many people. One of his colleagues once described Duncan as an exceptional man with the ability to mentor and lead his team.

“He was known for his charismatic nature, wit, kind and caring qualities and intellect – not to mention his great love for his family. Duncan was a huge part of our lives and we miss him so very much.”

Duncan’s great nephew Elliott, just seven years old, decided to do the Great Manchester Children’s run earlier this year in memory of his uncle Duncan, and raised over £550. Half of this will go to The Royal London Hospital to help patients and staff, and the other half will support his friend who suffers from tuberous sclerosis.

Elliott says: “Knowing the money raised would be going to two very needy charities helped spur me on over the last stages of the race, plus my Grandma shouting me on!”

A big thank you to Elliott, Barbara and family for their donation.

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