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

Fundraising family fun day to find a cure

Morris dancers, music and a charity rugby match will feature in a family fun day in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

Mike and Shelley Motley (pictured) have organised a jam-packed programme of events to take place at the Stanley Turner Ground in Lewes from 11.30am to 5pm on Saturday 30th April.

Planned activities include a rodeo, music, a bouncy castle, a women’s rugby match, Morris dancing, face painting, a tombola with prizes donated by local pubs and breweries, as well as refreshments including ice cream, a barbeque, cake stall and a licensed bar.

The event is inspired by Mike and Shelley’s close friend, Linda Goode, who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) in December 2021. Linda underwent a debulking surgery and is preparing to start her second round of chemotherapy having recently completed a six-week course of chemo and radiotherapy.

Mike’s dad, David, also had a brain tumour, which was discovered in 1984 as part of investigations for an unrelated condition and diagnosed as a meningioma. He eventually succumbed to the disease in September 2013 at the age of 63.

Shelley, who worked as Linda’s nanny for more than 10 years and is godmother to her daughter, Mia, said: “I’ve never organised anything like this before so it’s nerve-wracking but also exciting. I’m really looking forward to a successful, fun-filled day which will hopefully raise a good amount of money to help fund vital research into this horrible, indiscriminate disease that Linda and others we know are suffering from.”

To donate to support Mike and Shelley’s fundraising, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lewesrfc-familyfunday

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