National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Keeping campaigners and fundraisers in the headlines
Brain Tumour Research supporters who are campaigning and fundraising for the charity have been in the news over the last week.
After losing her dad Danny Griffiths to an aggressive brain tumour, Olivia Griffiths is supporting our petition calling for greater national investment into brain tumour research. Danny was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and underwent chemotherapy, but sadly passed away on 21st December 2020. Olivia was interviewed on ITV Granada and BBC Radio Nottingham, and shared his story to urge people to sign the petition.
Beth Gater is joining our 10,000 Steps a Day in February challenge to raise vital funds and awareness of the disease. She is stepping out to support her fiancé, Ryan Swift (pictured with Beth), who is awaiting chemotherapy treatment for a grade 2 oligodendroglioma brain tumour. Beth’s fundraising efforts were shared in the Liverpool Echo and on MSN.
This week we shared the story of 12-year-old William Priddy who is running a mile a day until 31st March after his dad, Greg, was diagnosed with a primary brain CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). William has since been interviewed alongside his mum Jo on BBC Radio Surrey, and his amazing efforts have been shared on InYourArea and Charity Today News.
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- Olivia’s interview on ITV Granada
- Beth’s fundraising in the Liverpool Echo
- Son inspired to “do something positive” after dad’s diagnosis
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