Rob Mansfield

Rob's 100km trek through the Sahara Desert in 2019

Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity
raised of £2,700 target
by 68 supporters
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Event: Sahara Trek, from 23 February 2019 to 2 March 2019
We are moving further, faster to help everyone affected by a brain tumour


At Christmas in 2008, my Dad died as a result of a brain tumour - an oligodendroglioma to be exact.

He was initially diagnosed with epilepsy and it took more than 2 years for him to eventually get a biopsy and for confirmation of his condition. The tumour was inoperable.

I didn't know much about brain tumours at the time. I'm not even sure how much my Dad knew about them, as it wasn't something we talked about. 

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, and the survival rate has barely moved in the last few decades, compared to other cancers

This trek is in memory of my Dad. I'm raising money to help fund the research that will ensure that anyone who is diagnosed with a tumour in the future has a better outlook than he did.

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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