Posted on 4th December 2013 by Liz in Research
Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire believe they have found a way to cut the time it takes to diagnose a brain tumour via a simple blood test. Read here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-25144877
Posted on 25th November 2013 by Liz in Fundraising
Many congratulations to 12 year old super star Emma Welch who successfully summited Everest on her local climbing wall on Sunday 24th November. She has become a local media sensation, having appeared on BBC Points West News at 6pm and 10pm the same day, on ITV West Country News at 6.30pm and was interviewed on Monday 25th November on BBC Radio Somerset at around 8.20am on the Emma Britten Show. Read the account on BBC Somerset’s website here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-25077269 Emma’s imminent last bid for the summit was covered in the Somerset Guardian on Saturday 23rd November – to read the account go to http://www.somersetguardian.co.uk/Chilcompton-girl-12-prepares-break-world-record/story-20167510-detail/story.html And to sponsor Emma’s amazing achievement, go to www.justgiving.com/welchemmad
Posted on 18th November 2013 by Liz in Fundraising
Helen Wilson who lost her father to a brain tumour last year is a fantastic ambassador for our next Wear A Hat Day on 28th March 2014 as can be seen in the latest Bucks Herald newspaper and in a video on their website. Helen uses her Marilyn Monroe adorned Chrysler PT Cruiser to attract attention. Read the article and watch the video here http://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/more-news/is-marilyn-motor-the-funkiest-car-in-aylesbury-1-5681139
Posted on 1st October 2013 by Liz in Fundraising
Glyn Lewis (right of photo) was on hand recently to receive a cheque for more than £40,000 from Gary Lightbown (left) of Kingsland Wines & Spirits, with Antony Cotton (Sean Tully on Corrie) looking on.
Tragically, Gary lost his daughter, Abigail, last year aged 11 to a brain tumour. He had already decided to take on a trek of the Great Wall of China for Brain Tumour Research and 11 colleagues from his company, Kingsland Wines, declared their intention also to join in the challenge. The result was this amazing fundraising sum of £40,880 – a fitting tribute to Abigail which will finance almost 15 days of research. It costs £1 million per year to support research at a Centre of Excellence – that’s £2,740 per day.
Antony Cotton was delighted to attend the cheque presentation as he had met Abigail a couple of years ago when she was battling her tumour and wanted to show his support. He also knows Bill Tarmey’s son, Carl Piddington, who has a brain tumour.
Posted on 26th September 2013 by Liz in Fundraising
Emma Welch, 12, from Chilcompton in Somerset, has taken on the challenge of climbing the height of Mount Everest at the climbing wall in her local Sports Centre despite her diagnosis of scoliosis last year, inspired by her Baptist Church Minister, Andrew Stammers who is battling a brain tumour. This amazing feat has already been declared an official world record attempt with Guinness World Records confirming that Emma would become the youngest person ever to climb the height of Everest on an indoor climbing wall.
In order to achieve the height of Everest, Emma will have to make 1,209 ascents of the wall and is aiming to do at least 50 climbs twice a week until 24th November when Paul Keleher, the mountaineer who became the first person to place the 2012 London Olympic flag on the top of Everest, will join her for her final ascent to the summit.
Emma was inspired to take on her own challenge when she learnt that, despite living with a malignant brain tumour, her Church Minister, Andrew, completed an impressive 100-mile canal walk challenge earlier this year to raise awareness of the disease and over £5,000 for Brain Tumour Research.
Read the full press release here.
To sponsor Emma and help fund valuable research into brain tumours to find a cure, go to www.justgiving.com/welchemmad or to find out more about Emma’s Everest challenge go to www.emmawelch.co.uk