The family of a Sidcup woman, who died after a misdiagnosed blood clot, plans to honour her memory by donating to several causes.

Sophie Christopher, 28, died on June 3 last year after a blood clot was found in her lungs.

The condition, Bilateral Pulmonary Emboli, had been wrongly diagnosed as a brain aneurysm.

Two days before her death, Sophie was seen by medics and advised to go home under the belief she had a virus.

Sophie worked for publisher Bloomsbury back in 2012, followed by five years at Penguin Random House.

She also co-founded a platform called, Female Leadership in Publishing, a platform for underrepresented voices within the industry.

In memory, Sophie's family held a quiz night at Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, on January 17.

The quiz night was a sell-out event, and raised an enormous amount of £4,150.

Donations are to be divided between two causes close to the families heart.

These are Thrombosis UK, an organisation that funds research into blood clots in the UK, and to The Book Buzz festival in Bexley.

Speaking after the event, Sophie’s mother, Brenda said:

"Sophie’s close family and school friends have joined forces to raise awareness of the silent killer.

“The Quiz Night demonstrated how powerful a community can be when it comes together with local businesses, owners and groups donating raffle prizes to raise funds that will make a huge difference.

“We miss Sophie dreadfully but have found great comfort in our loss from supporting these good causes.

“Further events are due to be announced in the coming months."

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