Mark Hamilton

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Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity
£1,997
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We are moving further, faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour

Story

If you’re reading this page you’ve kindly remembered to come back to consider donating. Thank you.

At the age of 15 our son was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Like all parents given such news, I will never forget the utter devastation and sheer terror of the moment.

We were lucky, our son survived. He’s now 35, married and fully recovered. But ever since that life shattering moment I’ve sought to find a way to thank those who saved our son’s life.

Despite the Herculean efforts of medical staff and ongoing research, too many aren’t so lucky, or don’t fully recover from the after-effects of such intrusive brain surgery. Hence my decision to support The Brain Tumour Charity.

As with all cancers, the challenge with brain tumours is that they can only be treated reactively (after they have grown), not proactively (before they appear). Despite the dedication and – often miraculous – skills of the surgeons, the medical community still seeks the secrets to predicting and preventing tumours. It is this continuous medical research and the innovative new treatments to which I ask you to donate.

At my age running a marathon or climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity would have been a tad optimistic! Some time ago I started writing a finance memo to my kids, then came up with the idea of writing Managing Your Financial Expectations (MYFE); a series of books written for everyone in a layperson’s language offering free, but comprehensive, financial guidance with no hidden agenda. It seemed to me if I could create something free yet worthwhile for you, you might in turn donate to my favoured charity whose research contributed to saving my son’s life. A kind of virtuous circle – I hope!

Making the MYFE books freely available to you was a significant 5-year undertaking (my equivalent of a marathon!). My name is on the front cover, but that’s only because I wrote it. The truth is I could not have completed this project without the many dedicated, talented and gracious people who have additionally been involved in bringing these books to life. All of us sincerely hope these books will be of lasting value to you and your family.

Why am I asking you to give to The Brain Tumour Charity as opposed to another charity? The answer is not just because of my family’s experience, but also because in terms of the number of life years lost, brain tumours are the most fatal of all cancers. What is more, in the summer of 2021 The Sunday Times quoted child brain tumours as “the underfunded of the underfunded.”

Please give as generously as you can. Thank you so much, Mark

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About the Brain Tumour 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, were moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour.We're set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And were doing it right now. Because we understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour a cure really can't wait.

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

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