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

Colleagues epic round-the-world walking challenge

Employees from Exeter-based Shipman Financial Planning have been taking part in a month-long walkathon for Brain Tumour Research.

The 25-strong team, with help from 10 others from parent company Amber River, started their epic challenge to walk more than 40,000km – the equivalent distance of travelling round the world – on 5th September.

They are supporting Brain Tumour Research after Louise Pickering (pictured), a Financial Administrative Assistant at Shipman, lost her mum Angela Linnell to the disease 26 years ago.

Angela was diagnosed with a brain tumour after suffering with confusion. She underwent surgery and radiotherapy but died in 1996 aged 50.

Louise said: “Mum died when I was only 18 and I felt lost. I was touched when I found that our fundraising will go towards finding a cure for this disease.”

The challenge, which is due to finish tomorrow, has raised more than £1,500 so far.

Louise’s colleague and fellow walker, Sam Tisbury, said: “We have a corporate fitness app for all the teams so we can see how close we are to reaching our walking distance target. It’s been a great challenge so far with some friendly competition across the other offices. It’s a pleasure to be able to do something like this for charity, and especially one that means so much to our colleague.”

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