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Volunteer Stories

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

Why I Volunteer - Adam Holbrook

Baker Adam Holbrook decided to volunteer for Brain Tumour Research after his brother Steve lost his fight against GBM brain tumour in 2016. Experiencing the far-reaching consequences of the disease first-hand and learning about the historic underfunding of research into brain cancer, Adam wanted to help where possible.

In the office, Adam undertakes various tasks, packing orders, stock taking and very importantly bringing cake!

Adam says that volunteering fills him with joy and optimism: “My general feeling about volunteering is pride and a sense of connection with my brother. I love helping where I can. Helping raise money with various private fund raisers, also, gives me great satisfaction that I can help in a little way.”

He wants Brain Tumour Research to make a difference, especially after seeing the support it gave to brother Steve and his family. He admits that volunteering can almost be therapeutic as it helps him deal with grieving. Also by doing this and sharing his brother’s story, Adam hopes he can potentially help other families hit by this devastating disease in the future.

January 2018
Adam Holbrook in BTR tshirt