Edward Simpson

Edward's 100 strikes at cancer

Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
£65,110
raised of £100,000 target
by 1210 supporters
Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
We fund long-term, sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours

Story

Can you help Ed as he kicks his way toward raising £100 k for Brain Tumour Research?

Edward launched '100 strikes against cancer' following his
own diagnosis and treatment for a brain tumour. He went through multiple operations, high-dose radiotherapy and months of chemotherapy cycles. His courage and strength throughout this ordeal were extraordinary. He never moaned
or complained........but instead focused on how he could use his own horrific experience to help others. And so '100 strikes was born'.

 Launched on the day of his final operation (August 2021), Edward aims to raise £100 k for Brain Tumour Research through taking 100 penalty kicks at 100 different locations. Sometimes with only jumpers for goal posts......sometimes as half-time kicks at major football grounds, each kick is a major achievement for a boy who came out
of surgery unable to walk or talk.

And the sad reality is that Edward's campaign is needed desperately. Brain cancers are the biggest cancer killers of children and adults under 40, yet historically, only 1 % of national cancer spend has been on this devastating group of diseases. This group of cancers is so under-funded that large amounts of money are required if we are to improve the treatments on offer and to help those who will face this diagnosis in the future.

Why 100 strikes? Football helped keep Edward going through 
his months of Hospital stays. Football was the conversation point, whether with doctors and nurses, family or friends (albeit remotely - Covid prohibited visitors!). Football has also been the main driver of Edward's rehabilitation since he was desperate to get back on the pitch. Football is a community, football is a joy, a shared passion which brings people together, whether young or old, healthy or sick. No matter whether your team won or lost..........you will always have others to talk to about it! And so, it is through his love of football that Edward will achieve his goal.

Edward and his 100 strikes team invite all - friends and strangers - to 
join together to help him in his cause. Perhaps you can support Ed along his journey through donating or sharing his story - we thank you with all our hearts - every penny raised is needed desperately, every share helps raise awareness. Or perhaps you are able to give Ed a wave or a cheer when he takes one of his strikes - again, thank you - he can't do this alone and your support is the boost which keeps him going.

Fancy following Ed's story? Visit his 100 strikes at cancer
website at: www.100strikesatcancer.org. Or you could take a peek at instagram
(100edwardsimpson 100strikes) or Twitter (100strikes @100edsimpson)

About the charity

Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this disease. We are a leading voice calling for support and action for research into what is called the last battleground against cancer.

Donation summary

Total raised
£65,109.25
+ £9,500.32 Gift Aid
Online donations
£57,386.70
Offline donations
£7,722.55

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