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

That’s the ticket – lucky supporter scoops lottery prize

A supporter has won big in the Brain Tumour Research Lottery.

Tabatha Harrington has scooped a prize of £1,000 after matching five digits on her lucky ticket.

She entered the lottery to help support our vital work after losing her dad to a brain tumour. Paul Harrington was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in June 2019. He underwent six weeks of radiotherapy, followed by chemotherapy, but sadly died on 12th November 2020, aged 60.

Tabatha said: “When Dad was diagnosed with a brain tumour it came as a massive shock to our family. He was fit and healthy, always incredibly careful with his food and exercise, and had even run the Great North Run just a few years earlier.

“Before he was diagnosed, we didn’t have a clue about brain tumours. Lots of people know about other cancers, but there’s a lack of awareness about brain tumours. Since losing him, I’m really keen to help raise awareness and fundraise to support research into the disease.

“I entered the lottery after my mum saw it advertised on Facebook. I never thought for one second that I might actually win, but it was a lovely surprise for a Friday morning!

“We’ve also shared the lottery with lots of our friends and family. It’s a great incentive to encourage people to donate and support the charity, whilst being in with the chance of winning something for yourself too.”

With a jackpot of £25,000 up for grabs, our lottery is a fantastic way to support our cause and be in with the chance of winning a great prize. After prizes and admin costs, 50p of every £1 played, is put towards our vital work. That means the more players we have, the more winners we can celebrate and the more good we can do as a charity.

Click here to find out more and enter the Brain Tumour Research Lottery.

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