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If only brain tumour research could be funded in the same way as leukaemia and other cancers

Great Wall of China Trek raises incredible £40,000

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.

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