Children of Courage award for Quadring student Molly Trevor who missed six months of school while undergoing treatment for cancer


A student from Quadring who collected four GCSEs after missing six months of school for cancer treatment has been recognised for her determination.

Molly Trevor (17), was presented with a Children of Courage award during a ceremony at Boston West Hotel and Golf Club.

The ex-Thomas Cowley High School student had GCSEs lessons in English Language, English Literature, Maths and Biology while being treated for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, where she spent 180 nights after she was taken ill in August 2017.

Molly Trevor, of Quadring, with her Children of Children award presented by Boston and Boston St Botolph Rotary Clubs. Photo supplied.

Ian Trevor, Molly’s dad, said: “Molly was nominated by her new school, Boston High School, to receive this award.

“The school has continued to provide the same fantastic support for Molly that she enjoyed at Thomas Cowley High School and we are all extremely grateful.”

Kate Osborn, special educational needs coordinator for Boston High School, said: “We recommended Molly for the Children of Courage award because her strength of character is incredible and she never loses her focus in striving to achieve her ambitions.


Molly Trevor, dad Ian (left) and Andrew Fulbrook, head teacher at Boston High School, after the Children of Courage Awards at Boston West Golf Club. Photo supplied by Boston High School.

“Molly missed six months of her GCSE studies in Year 11 when she was under specialist hospital treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“Her treatment included 180 nights of chemotherapy treatment, after which she had to deal with the side effects of this.

“Molly also contracted sepsis and ended up in an intensive care ward where she was put in an induced coma for five days.”

Teenage Cancer Trust had advised Molly to wait a year before sitting her GCSE examinations, but she was determined to go ahead with them.


Ex-student Molly Trevor (right) returns to Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, for a cheque presentation on behalf of Teenage Cancer Trust, with Judith Anderson of Teenage Cancer Trust, head of Year 11 Chris Wright and head teacher Ian Dawson. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-161118-036TW.

“After Molly passed her GCSEs in August 2018, she joined our sixth form where she has continued with the same approach to her studies in Health and Social Care, Psychology and Sociology

“Despite still having rehabilitation therapy, Molly never allows herself to waiver. and so Boston High School recommended her for this award because she is a role model to us all.”

The awards are jointly organised each year by Boston and Boston St Botolph Rotary Clubs and Molly was presented with a certificate and silver salver by the Mayor of Boston, Coun Judith Skinner.


Molly Trevor with her GCSE results from Thomas Cowley High School where she missed six months of lessons while having cancer treatment. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG-250818-001TW

Yvonne Slater, president-elect of Boston St Botolph Rotary Club, said: “We contacted all the schools in the Boston Borough area and asked them if they had a child who they would like to nominate for the awards.

“All the children who were nominated, along with their parents or carers, were then invited to a lunch where their teachers said why their nominee was deserving of an award.

“It was just beautiful to see these children and to be able to give them something for what they have achieved in their lives.”


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