OF Ellie Muscutt Treks for Cancer Research UK and The Alzheimer’s Society

It is always lovely to hear about OF achievements, and last week Ellie Muscutt, who studied here from 1998 – 2006, got in touch with the school to speak about her past and present fundraising efforts.

Ellie has recently returned from trekking the Great Wall of China in aid of Cancer Research UK, in memory of her Grandma. This was a particularly exhausting challenge, the terrain of the wall in places being unrestored and overgrown, as well as narrow and very steep. Ellie described herself as being in awe of the locals who climb the wall for their daily exercise. Working as part of a group where everyone had their own chosen charities, Ellie heard stories along the way which have encouraged her to challenge herself yet again. After raising a staggering £2000 for Cancer Research UK she has decided to raise funds for another charity in memory of her other Grandmother who passed away recently from Alzheimer’s disease. This year, Ellie will be climbing Indonesia’s second highest peak, Mount Rinjani, in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. The climb will be taking place in July and training has already begun for what will be an immense mental and physical test, battling humidity, long days and steep terrains.

Over the next five months Ellie will keep us informed and updated on her fundraising progress as she hopes to reach her grand target of £3500.

We wish Ellie the best of luck on her trek, and if you would like to make a donation to her Just Giving page please see the link below. Or for more information please contact Ellie at


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