Maggie Davis was living in the United States when she was diagnosed with a massive tumour in her brain, not long after her daughter, Clare, had discovered she was pregnant. Seven months later and two weeks after the birth of Clare’s son, Maggie passed away in the US having only seen her first grandchild, Jackson, over the internet.
Maggie was an amazing lady who now leaves a legacy of inspiration with her daughter Clare alongside three of her close friends, Emma Probyn, Helen Carbutt and Kate McNeill, who are all raising awareness and generating vital funds to support long-term and sustainable research into this devastating disease. In the first year since Maggie’s death, the four women generated enough money to sponsor three days of research at the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence in the University of Portsmouth. In January 2014 they formed Maggie’s Memory and launched with a new target to sponsor five more days and place more tiles on the charity’s Wall of Hope.