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

Supporters cross the 10,000 Steps finish line

Thousands of people across the UK (and beyond!) have reached the finish line of our 10,000 Steps a Day in February Challenge. They stepped out to raise vital funds and awareness to help find a cure for brain tumours.

Amongst those who have finished the challenge is former radio DJ Stuart Grant, who was diagnosed with a grade 2 oligodendroglioma in January 2019. Stuart invited Under Secretary of State and Minister for Science, Research and Innovation George Freeman MP (pictured with Stuart) to complete some of his steps with him last Friday.

Mr Freeman said: “Brain tumours are indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any age – killing more people under the age of 40 than any other cancer. A few years ago, I myself lost a close childhood friend, Charlie, to a brain tumour – he was aged just 50 and in the prime years of his life.

“That’s why I am absolutely delighted to be supporting Stuart as he takes part in the 10,000 Steps a Day campaign. Raising awareness is vital and Stuart is an inspiration to so many.”

Also completing their steps yesterday was Tracie in Grimsby who was walking in memory of her mum, Andrea; Madi in Oswestry who has lived with a meningioma for more than half her life; grandmother-of-seven Heather in Cornwall who had a 23cm brain tumour removed in May 2020; Big Brother finalist and novelist Andy (AJ West) whose close friend had a brain tumour scare last year; plus thousands more amazing supporters across the UK.

Thank you to everyone who took part in 10,000 Steps a Day in February!

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