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.
My beloved husband Simon Oldacres died of brain cancer in December 2016 at the age of 37 when our children Joseph and Esther were 7 and 5. 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.
In the last five years - starting with a fundraising cycle by Simon and friends - we have raised over £40,000 for Brain Tumour Research.
2019 is Ride4Simon's third year of cycling. Over 3 days in September about 30 of us will be cycling from the Eden Project, where we have a bronze leaf in Simon's memory, to Westonbirt, where we have a tree for Simon.
We’re now an official Brain Tumour Research fundraising team committed to raising at least £5k this year - more we hope.
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