December 2010
Miles-goes-the-distance-to-raise-money-for-team-who-helped-his-father1Miles goes the distance to raise money for team who helped his father

When Miles Beckwith’s father was taken ill with a serious brain disease the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery helped him to walk and talk and eventually cured him by using a course of experimental medication.

So when Miles got involved with the Lack of Talent evening at Charterhouse School he was keen to make sure that the hospital benefitted from the event, which was watched by 800 people over four evenings and raised £6,000 for the UCLH Charity and Help for Heroes.

Miles-goes-the-distance-to-raise-money-for-team-who-helped-his-father2“Lack of Talent is the main social event in the school calendar” says Miles who chaired the organising committee. “It gives us a chance to showcase our musical, dramatic and comedic talents on stage, in front of our friends, our teachers and the public. It is produced almost entirely by teenagers.”

Miles says that he and his family are “immeasurably grateful to the doctors, nurses and neurologists who restored normality to our lives when we needed it most”. And he is delighted with the money the event raised for the charity. “Hopefully it goes some small way to conveying my family’s gratitude and funding continuing success in both treatment and research in the future” he says.