Minnie Royden

Minnie's 2020 London Marathon

Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity
£2,748
raised of £3,000 target
by 41 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2023, on 23 April 2023
In memory of Emma Royden and Roger Smith
The Brain Tumour Charity London Marathon 2023 team are raring to go and ready to defeat brain tumours sooner! We can't wait to take on the 26.2 mile course through the streets of London on Sunday 23 April 2023.

Story

My Aunt Emma died when she was only 32 years old from a brain tumour. Many people have said that I am extremely similar to Emma and that we act in the exact same way, as well as looking very alike. I would have loved to have spent many more years with Emma as I am sure we would have got along very well due to our numerous similarities. After talking to my dad about his sister’s tumour he mentioned that due to the fact brain tumours aren’t as common as other cancers such as bowel and breast cancer, that there is not as much research done into treating them as there may be with the more common cancers. The surgeon who operated on Emma's tumour described to my dad that operating on some brain tumours is ‘like trying to fix a computer with an axe’. This made me realise how difficult they are to treat and that as much research as possible is needed in order to improve treatments and ultimately find a cure for this disease.

Secondly, a friend of my mother’s called Roger Smith was also very unlucky to have passed away due to a brain tumour in 2017. When we moved to live in London, my sisters and I spent a lot of time with Roger and he was very generous to us. Roger was diagnosed with a high-grade brain tumour and was only given three months to live. Rog had a very young daughter at the time he passed away and therefore I want to raise as much money to ensure people like Rog can spend more time with their families, and I feel very grateful my sisters and I got to spend the time with him previously. 

These two amazing people who meant so much to me are my main motivation for wanting to raise as much money as possible for this amazing charity so families like my own may be able to spend more time with the people they love if a member of their family is ever unlucky enough to get a brain tumour.

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. They fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life. They are committed to having the biggest possible impact for every person affected by a brain tumour, and to defending the most amazing part of the human body.

About the campaign

The Brain Tumour Charity London Marathon 2023 team are raring to go and ready to defeat brain tumours sooner! We can't wait to take on the 26.2 mile course through the streets of London on Sunday 23 April 2023.

About the charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Committed to saving and improving lives, we’re moving further and faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. A cure really can’t wait

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,747.18
+ £485.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,747.18
Offline donations
£0.00

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