National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Seven-day trek in memory of husband
A widow is embarking on a seven-day trek to help find a cure for the disease which killed her husband.
Jude Campbell is taking part in the 96-mile West Highland Way trek which starts today. She will complete back-to-back walks across hilly terrain over the course of a week.
Jude said: “Peter’s death is a massive loss in my life. He was my best friend as well as my husband and I just can’t make sense of it. He was so fit and healthy and this came out of nowhere.”
The couple had enjoyed rambling together but, after Peter’s death, Jude stopped going for the long walks. She says this challenge is her way “back to the Highlands” – a place they had enjoyed visiting.
She added: “Peter’s dad died of a brain tumour at the age of 46 and my cousin’s husband also died of one recently at 30, leaving two children. It’s devastating losing my husband at the age of 63 but children are dying of brain tumours. I can only imagine what that’s like and to know that so little money goes into the research is shocking.
“I would love to make a difference so that other families don’t have to go through what we did. Peter would be very proud of me and I know that he’s spurring me on.”
Jude had already raised an incredible total of more than £4,000. If you would like to support her efforts, please donate via her JustGiving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jude-campbell3
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