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

Golfer puts pen to paper to help find a cure

A brain tumour patient, who has been unable to eat for more than 20 years, has penned a book which he is selling to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.

Golfer Terry Holden was diagnosed with a meningioma in 2001. He underwent surgery to debulk the tumour on his brain stem but the nerves to his left eye, ear and left-hand side of his throat were cut in the process. He has been unable to swallow, or eat, ever since and survives on a nightly IV diet.

Devastatingly, Terry, who continues to suffer from balance problems and chronic fatigue, also lost his daughter, Emma, to a brain tumour. She died in 2009, 17 years after she was diagnosed with a germinoma on her hypothalamus, at the age of 35.

Now Terry has written a book called Links Across the Common which is being sold to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research. It is about the golf course he grew up on, which helped shape his life, and includes contributions from some 40 members, staff, friends and family, some who have gone on to become professionals and played across the world.

To purchase a copy of Links Across The Common, which is priced at £20 plus an additional £3 for postage and packaging, email terryholden55a@hotmail.com.

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