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My fantastic friend Dave lost his life to brain cancer in March 2012.  He was a complete inspiration in his too-short life.  Suz, Louise and I are joining his wife Gill to haul our collective backsides up the Atlas mountains in Dave's memory for 7 epic days of solid arduous trekking in late September. This gruelling mission is a massive excuse to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.  

Please donate as much as you possibly can!!  We are super grateful for anything you can give.  Every single penny goes straight to the charity's work - we are paying for the costs of September's trek ourselves.  Send on this page to anyone you think might want to help with our huge thanks.  We visited the Brain Tumour Charity-funded laboratories at the amazing UCL cancer institute and met the scientists committed to finding a breakthrough in treating brain tumours.  Their vital work needs more money to give people with brain tumours a better prognosis.  

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity.  THANK YOU! - Laura, Suz and Louise

Updates 6

Photos uploaded to prove we didn't tart around in Marrakech for a week! Still feels unreal that we did it. A week in beautiful, desolate Atlas mountains is like a month on another planet. SO close to 100% of our target! (Gill's bashed through hers) So pleased-thanks everyone.

14/10/13 21:12

We are back! SPECTACULAR mountains. Seriously tricky trekking, esp with Trek Plague which got everyone and has royally floored me now. Be assured we suffered for these amazing donations :) So worth it for every single penny donated. Hoping to get to 100% with a last push!

03/10/13 15:06

A mega 80% of our target nearly hit for the Brain Tumour charity - THANK YOU!! Raising money has been the vital thing, but the trek that inspired this is suddenly 8 days away rather than 8 months. Prepared? Not quite - a few last min hiccups to contend with - but bring it on! :)

13/09/13 13:53

Incredible generosity from so many people has allowed the three of us to batter past the 50% mark of our ambitious target, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

20/08/13 22:28

Gill has been fundraising for a while is nearly at her target! Awesome effort. https://www.justgiving.com/Gill-Parry1

02/08/13 13:33

Raising money for

Brain Tumour Charity (The)

Brain Tumour Charity (The)

Charity Registration No. 1150054

Brain tumours are the most common cause of cancer deaths in children and adults under 40. As the pre-eminent brain tumour charity in the UK, we will change this. We provide support services to those affected; fund cutting edge research to find a cure; and raise awareness of this devastating disease.

Donations 84

Well done Louise & girls x

Donation by John & Janette on 15/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Clare Rooney on 15/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done! X

Donation by Jen on 14/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done ladies! Fantastic job by all of you!

Donation by Heather on 14/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Well Done Laura, well done all of you!

Donation by Andy on 14/10/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Great work Laura! Hope you feel better soon. Love, Henry, Anastazia and Phillip

Donation by Anonymous on 12/10/13

£20.00

Good effort! I'm massively jealous. Except about the mega-lurgy. Good luck reaching your target.

Donation by Andrew (Jarv) on 07/10/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 06/10/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Laura! Very proud of you! Glad are exherting your energies for good and no longer on blinky calculators, tatty school bags, bonsai kittens and bulldogs that go by the name Barry! Xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 04/10/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Jenneth on 03/10/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Great cause guys.

Donation by Neil & Helena Simmonds on 02/10/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Fantastic cause, great adventure, well done girls!

Donation by Emma Lee on 30/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A fantastic cause girls. We'll done!

Donation by Mark Simmonds on 29/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck!

Donation by Lucy on 24/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Thinking about you sisters - hope you have a wonderful time. Dave would be so proud of you. Katherine xx

Donation by Katherine Phillips on 23/09/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Pauline Postlethwaite on 22/09/13

£20.00

Great cause Girls and one that is special to us. Best of luck.

Donation by Jean & John Phillips on 20/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Fair play to you and the girls. Have some fun too!! Lots of love Anne & Naomi xx

Donation by Anne Rooney on 20/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck Louise!! Lots of love Nana & Grandad

Donation by Anne Rooney on 20/09/13

£20.00

Good luck

Donation by Janet and Ian Simmonds on 19/09/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and take care, love from nanna

Donation by Laura Naughton on 19/09/13

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Good luck and thank you

Donation by Ita on 19/09/13

£10.00

Toadface, you're my inspiration. Have some more Jersey coins for your pot, xxx

Donation by Frogface on 19/09/13

£20.00

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All the best Susanna - this is easy compared to what you have done in the past!

Donation by Gagandeep Gadri on 18/09/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck, Susanna. Best wishes, Emma & Miles, Doug & Bernie, Beryl & Chris, Liz & Ken, Mags & Stewart, John & Joan, and Austin.

Donation by Anonymous on 17/09/13

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,542.89
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,542.89
  • Gift Aid£570.50

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