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Brain Tumour Research in the headlines

A mum who shared her poignant story about her identical twin sons, a teenager returning to school, and a woman taking on a Walk of Hope are among Brain Tumour Research supporters featured in our most recent media coverage.

Mum Julie Parton, who sadly lost her son Ben to a brain tumour only to discover his identical twin Jack has leukaemia, spoke to Victoria Derbyshire on BBC News, and her moving story was published on the MailOnline, The Sun, The Mirror and Metro. Julie is among those supporters who are helping to raise awareness of our petition, which you can sign here.

And other young people have also featured in our press coverage during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Read up on the story of Lily Hawkins, who is starting A Levels and was featured on Yahoo! and in print in the Buckingham and Winslow Advertiser.

With the Walks of Hope just around the corner, local stories have helped to raise awareness of the event and give supporters’ fundraising totals a well-deserved boost. Kaite Bourgeois’ challenge to walk 75km before her surgery at the end of September was featured in The Daily Record and on Edinburgh Live.

We are always very grateful to people who share their stories in order to help us raise awareness. If you are interested in sharing your story in the media please contact our PR team by emailing

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