Former Sibford student runs London Marathon for CLIC Sargent

23 Apr 2019

A former Sibford School student will be running the London Marathon in April in memory of her late boyfriend, and fellow Sibford Sixth Former, Angus Oakey.

Angus died in March 2016 from Acute Myeloid Leukaemia while still a pupil at the school.

Emily Stewart, who was known as Millie while at Sibford, will be marking the third anniversary of his passing by running in aid of CLIC Sargent.

“Angus was a phenomenal young man who brought happiness and laughter to everyone he met,” said Emily. “CLIC Sargent was one of the charities that supported him when he was sick.

“Day to day life doesn’t stop when you have cancer but CLIC Sargent provides support for the fear and confusion a diagnosis brings. They offer financial support to families, provide personal care at home and help young people plan for the future so that they can think beyond cancer, helping them thrive not just survive. And, if the unthinkable does happen, they help young people and their families prepare for death and deal with grief. Put simply they help families cope.

“This is a superb charity that doesn’t get enough recognition for the outstanding work they do and I am hoping to raise as much money as possible by running the London Marathon in the charity’s name.”

Emily left Sibford in the summer of 2016 to begin an Integrated Masters in Pharmacology at the University of Bath. She is treasurer of the University of Bath Triathlon Club and has completed two 70.3 Ironman competitions. She also volunteers for Bath Marrow, a charity that collects DNA from the public to find matches for people in need of bone marrow.

Currently Emily is spending her university placement year in Germany where she is working for a pharmaceutical company developing cell based models for lung regeneration in chronic lung diseases.

Emily’s Just Giving page can be found at:

Photo: Completing the final stretch of the Weymouth 70.3 ironman.