Following our mufti day in school on Friday 7th May, we are delighted to have raised £513.05 for a very important cause, close to the heart of our community.
Mr Oliver Morison taught Mathematics at Sexey’s for many years, as well as being a valued Housemaster and later, Director of Boarding. His wife Judi was a Housemistress and more recently was our School’s ‘Independent Listener.’
In December 2019, Mr Morison was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia and Alzheimer’s. Their son Tom Morison and his actor friend Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey and Outlander) are running a 200km stretch of the SW Coastal Path in Cornwall to raise money for the National Brain Appeal. Their story has been documented on BBC Points West and also on the BBC website, here.
The National Brain Appeal raises money to help people affected by a neurological condition like dementia. The charity is raising up to £7million to create the world’s first centre of excellence for rarer dementias, which Tom’s fundraising will support.
Commenting, Mr Clackson, Assistant Head – Pastoral said, “I was lucky enough to work with Ollie Morison during his time at Sexey’s. He was a very valued member of the Maths team and of boarding, and will always be fondly remembered by staff and students for his dedication, hard work and also for his memorable star turns in the school plays (including Scrooge in A Christmas Carol). We’re so pleased to be able to support Tom’s fundraising in school and wish all of the family the very best as they navigate this chapter of their lives.”
To read more about Tom’s fundraising efforts, please see his justgiving page here.