National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
EastEnders’ actress says brain tumour storyline is “massive responsibility”
Actress Danielle Harold, who plays Lola Pearce in BBC soap EastEnders, has spoken about the “massive responsibility” she feels in portraying a harrowing brain tumour storyline.
Her character has this week been told her brain tumour, a glioblastoma (GBM), is incurable. Brain Tumour Research is proud to be working alongside Macmillan Cancer Support, to ensure the storyline is as sensitive and realistic as possible.
Speaking on The One Show last night, Danielle said: “It’s been a massive responsibility to be given this storyline by the show just because it’s affected so many people … I didn’t realise just how little awareness there is and how little funding there actually is for brain tumour research as well. To touch on this story, it really means a lot to me and the show.”
It doesn’t just affect the person, it affects the whole family around that person.” - @DHaroldOfficial on Lola’s storyline in @BBCEastenders 💚#TheOneShow 👉 https://t.co/ovdgLu2Sqz pic.twitter.com/3g0TxLQpWx
— BBC The One Show (@BBCTheOneShow) November 2, 2022
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