Charlie Hunt Running Cup

Charlie Hunt Running Cup

On Carthusian Day on Saturday 25 May, the brand-new Charlie Hunt Running Cup was awarded for the first time to Year 13 pupil Jeremy.

Old Carthusian Charlie Hunt died in August last year aged 53, three years after being diagnosed with spindle cell sarcoma, an ultra-rare type of cancer that accounts for just 6 out of every 10,000 cancer diagnoses in the UK. His widow Thandi and his sister Susie have since been leading various events and activities to raise funds for research into ultra-rare sarcomas.

This new prize is awarded to a pupil who inspires others through their love of running. The first person to receive the prize was pupil, Jeremy. The prize also includes a ticket to take part in next year’s TCS London Marathon, which Jeremy says he will most certainly run. Charlie Hunt was a passionate runner at School. His love of running and adventure continued throughout his life, including running the London Marathon several times.

Charlie Hunt is spoken of as someone whose running and generosity of character was an inspiration both at Charterhouse and beyond. By celebrating his love for running and raising awareness about sarcoma, we hope to create a lasting legacy for Charlie that will inspire generations to come.

Mr Edward Hadley, Head of Cross-Country

As a family, we are keen to help save lives by spreading  awareness of sarcoma through the celebration of Charlie’s life and running, which is what Charlie loved. His love for running started right here at Charterhouse School. We want to give as many people as possible a chance to understand and be aware of sarcoma and to go and get checked for it.

Susie Hunt, Charlie’s sister

Charterhouse is setting an exemplary standard for how educational institutions can raise awareness about sarcoma, and we are deeply grateful for their support. We are also indebted to the Hunt family for their unwavering dedication in helping us raise awareness and vital funds for research into ultra-rare sarcoma.

Kerry Reeves-Kneip, Director of Communications, Sarcoma UK

At School the Hunt Health Centre has launched a sarcoma awareness campaign with the hope that more people will learn about the rare disease, which is often unheard of, even in the medical community.