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In Hope Stories

Just 1% of the national research spend has been allocated to this devastating disease

Alan Needham

Alan was born and bred in Doncaster and worked for the civil service for over 30 years.  He is very proud of his two sons, Darren and Andrew, and his three grand-daughters.  Never having been a drinker or a smoker, Alan has enjoyed making music most of his life.  He learnt to play the euphonium as a very young boy and has played in numerous brass bands within South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire since the age of eight, as well as becoming a musical director and conductor.  Alan met his partner, Sarah, and moved to Scunthorpe in 2013, a year before he was diagnosed with a GBM4 and given just months to live. 

“I had a CT scan and could see for myself there was a big white lump in my brain.  I got my piece of paper again and wrote, “I can see that big white lump.  I know I haven’t had a stroke.” 

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