National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Member Charity holds fun-packed Bollywood night
The William Low Trust, a Member Charity of Brain Tumour Research, put on a Bollywood night to raise funds to help find a cure for brain tumours.
The event, which took place on Saturday 26th November at the Langley Suite in Watford, saw supporters enjoy a great range of delicious Indian dishes, entertainment and dance. It was to raise funds in memory of William Low, who died six weeks before his 18th birthday in August 2017 from a medulloblastoma. His family and some of their friends set up The William Low Trust, which funds a PhD researcher at the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London.
William’s mum, Helen Forbes-Low (pictured third from right, with William Low Trust committee members) said: “We had great fun learning how to wear a sari, listening to Bollywood music and learning some dance moves – although mine need a lot of practice!
“Going for a Bollywood-themed event seemed fitting because William particularly enjoyed Indian food – his favourite was a prawn korma with naan bread. We always try to do events that link to him in some way.”
She added: “We launched The William Low Trust to help bring an end to the devastating impact of brain tumours on patients and their families. We hope that William’s legacy helps bring forward the day when all those diagnosed with a brain tumour, go on to survive, which is why it’s vital to fund research for improved treatments and ultimately a cure.”