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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year

And doggy comes too!

Members of the public and their pooches are stepping out tomorrow at the annual Great Western Dog Walk. The event, a scenic stroll along the Cornish coast from Marazion to Penzance, followed by a fun dog show, is organised by Derek Thomas MP. It will raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research and Brain Tumour Support.

Derek, whose constituency is St Ives and the Isle of Scilly, and chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on brain tumours, said: “It is clear that there is a need for more research into brain tumours but, from the evidence I have heard, there is also an urgent need for more support for people affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. This is why I am supporting these charities with this dog walk and fun dog show.”

Many of those taking part have been affected by the disease and among them is Ellen Yates, from Redruth, who suffers from balance issues because of her brain tumour.

Registration and easy access parking will be available at Folly Field, Marazion, from midday. The fun dog show starts at 1pm and the walk starts at 3pm. Entry fee is £6 per adult, which includes a pasty and drink at the finish, and a goody bag for every dog. Free return travel is available from Penzance back to Marazion.

Thanks to Matt Austin and Devon Life for this wonderful photo of our supporter Heather and her gorgeous dog.

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