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

Super gran smashes virtual LEJOG walk

An amazing 86-year-old grandmother has walked 874 miles to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

Margaret Smith was inspired to fundraise because her son Peter, 62, is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment after a scan revealed a previously-diagnosed brain tumour had grown back. Sadly, Margaret also has a nephew being treated for the same disease.

Accompanied by her dog, Luna, Margaret walked on average seven or eight miles a day. She set herself the challenge of covering the distance – which is the equivalent of Land’s End to John O’Groats – over a year, but incredibly clocked up the miles in just four months.

After being featured in the Solihull Observer and InYourArea, Margaret’s fundraising total received a boost from generous readers who had seen her story. She has now raised more than £3,200 on her JustGiving page.

Margaret said: “Peter’s future is far from certain, which is why I am raising vital funds for Brain Tumour Research to help find a cure and am delighted that with help from generous friends and family I have already raised enough to sponsor a day of research.”

If you would like to sponsor Margaret, please visit her fundraising page.

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