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13 October 2019

We are pleased to confirm The Stragglers will be organising the race this year over the traditional fast course starting in the centre of Twickenham. A new Website is on the way too!


Clarendon is a day community special school for pupils aged 7-16 with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs (including Autism). There are places for 100 young people, usually in classes of around 12. Our team work together to provide the best education and pastoral care to ensure that Clarendon is a place of learning for everyone. This is achieved through:


  • To be a centre of excellence where all pupils are supported and challenged to:
  • Achieve their full potential in their academic, social, creative, personal, physical and moral development.
  • Grow in confidence and become as independent as possible.
  • Make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community, in which they are valued as individuals.


  • Our philosophy is that pupils will flourish and achieve their full potential when they are taught:
  • In a nurturing, safe and engaging environment.
  • With consistently excellent, engaging and progressive teaching and learning opportunities for all.
  • A broad and innovative curriculum which enriches the experience of our pupils.
  • And provided with opportunities for life-long learning, growing independence and to be valued members of society.


Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) describes a malfunction of the bone marrow in producing the correct quantity and quality of blood cells.

Myelo = Bone Marrow
Dysplastic = strangely shaped or abnormally shaped

MDS are a group of malignant blood disorders and are types of Bone Marrow Failures. Cells that can be affected:

  • Red cells (also called erythrocytes) - which carry oxygen to organs and tissues in the body.
  • White cells - which collectively fight against infection.
  • Platelets (also called thrombocytes) - which prevent us from bruising and bleeding.

One or more of these can be affected by MDS. Many people, newly diagnosed with MDS, have not heard of this disorder before. Some, diagnosed early, do not even feel unwell.

Our aims

  • To provide a networking service through which those newly diagnosed with MDS may share their experience with fellow sufferers.
  • To provide a contact help and advice telephone line 5 days/week
  • To organise several national patient information meetings with specialist speakers
  • To help patients create small regional support group meetings, to meet informally - or organise activities or small presentations.
  • To distribute information and raise awareness of MDS to patients, carers and health care professionals across the UK.
  • To provide access to a list of UK consultants, specialising in MDS.
  • To develop and maintain a website, providing information on MDS. Also direction to other relevant sites.


ZABRA – AfreeBra initiative collecting pre-owned and new bras for women who can't afford their own. 

We are an international volunteer network, working with organisations looking after women in their care, who can benefit from receiving bras free of charge.

Our CupBearers help us by sacrificing luggage space when travelling, to get the bras and panties to South Africa and other countries.

Our CupHolders arrange for collections from our CupGivers or CupBearers, and make sure the items are delivered to organisations where they are needed.

We do a different kind of recycling. Please donate bras and panties in good condition to help make a difference in women’s lives. Let us know when someone is travelling, and are willing to sacrifice some luggage space 

To get in touch, message us through our Facebook page, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Jeanette on +44 (0)7595 475263




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