Brain tumours are the leading cause of cancer death in children, and in adults under 40. Yet less than 1% of national cancer funding goes towards brain tumour research.
Simon Oldacres died of brain cancer in December 2016 at the age of 37. He was a wonderful man, and we miss him more than words can say. Dear friends have also lost children, fathers, mothers, siblings and friends to this awful disease, and we want to do all we can to stop this suffering.
Last year Ride4Simon, ably captained by Brian Walker, raised over £16,000 for Brain Tumour Research.
We will be cycling again in August - this time in Ireland where much of Simon’s family come from.
But it’s not just about Riding4Simon this year. So far already there has been a raffle (thanks Team Deedigan 😘) and a caberet night (thanks, my wonderful Dumfries friends 😘).
We’re now an official Brain Tumour Research fundraising team committed to raising at least £5k this year - more we hope.
And if you’re reading this - you’re part of our team too. Share, donate, encourage, Bake4Simon, Dance4Simon - whatever you like, as long as it’s legal 😄.
Let’s raise all we can this year to help stop the pain.
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Heartfelt thanks and much love to you all xxx