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Family raises thousands in memory of former police officer

The family of a Hartlepool woman and former Special Branch police officer has raised thousands of pounds for Brain Tumour Research in her memory.

Pamela Henderson, 69, was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in January 2019. Her family were given the awful news that, since her disease was already very advanced, there were no viable treatment options available.

Pamela died just six months later on 15th July 2019, leaving her husband Ralph and four brothers Ian, Cedric, Keith and Mark Williams.

Mark said: “Pamela was a much-loved person and it was a shock and so sad to see her deteriorate so quickly. The most devasting thing about her disease was that it was untreatable and incurable. There was no hope to cling on to. We want to help prevent other families from losing loved ones before their time and to contribute to the amazing legacy our sister Pamela leaves behind.”

Since losing Pamela, the family has been dedicated to fundraising in her name. Within a year of her death, they raised £7,000, the equivalent of two-and-a-half days of research at one of our Centres of Excellence.

Now, her brother Cedric is donating a replica model of Hartlepool’s HMS Trincomalee – Europe’s oldest floating warship – as a prize to raise more money towards finding a cure. The draw will take place on 15th July, to coincide with the second anniversary of Pamela’s death.

To enter the draw to win the model replica of HMS Trincomalee or to make a donation, please visit: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/forPAMELA

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