National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Paul’s pedalling for Brain Tumour Research
A brain tumour survivor is preparing for an epic cycle challenge to help find a cure.
Paul Potter will pedal 100 miles at the Tour of Cambridgeshire sportive this Sunday (12th June). His challenge is to raise money for Brain Tumour Research after he was diagnosed with the disease in October 2012 whilst waiting to start treatment for prostate cancer.
Paul underwent a nine-hour craniotomy which successfully removed the golf ball sized mass and a biopsy showed the tumour was a low-grade meningioma. He spent a few days in hospital before his prostate cancer treatment could resume in March 2013. Now fully recovered he has regular scans to monitor any changes.
The keen cyclist has set out to raise £2,740 to sponsor a day of research at one of our Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence. So far, Paul has raised more than £2,300 by taking part in our Cycle 274 Miles in August last year, as well as taking on the Tour of Pembrokeshire last month.
He said: “My hope is that by fundraising I can also spark conversation about brain tumours and bring it to the forefront to help it get the funding it so desperately lacks.”
To help Paul reach his target, please donate via his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paul-and-jo-potter-btr
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