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In June 2014 I am taking part in the Great North Swim, swimming 1 mile across Lake Windermere. I will be raising money for the PPR Foundation, a charity committed to raising much needed funds for Brain Tumour Research. I was inspired to do the swim by my great friend Sue Clarke when she told me she had signed up to do the swim, raising funds for Macmillan in memory of her dear friend Tom.
Brain Tumours are known as the "forgotten cancer" but they kill more children, teenagers and adults under the age or 40 than any other known cancer. They are now the single biggest cause of death in young people under the age of 16. Statistics show that tumours in children are increasing annually at a rate between 5% and 10%.
The effects of a Brain Tumour are traumatic and devastating to the patient and their family and friends.
Despite these frightening facts Brain Tumour Research is desperately under-funded and attracts less than 1% of National Cancer Research funding.
The PPR Foundation was founded by Pamela Roberts when her husband died of a Brain Tumour. The Charity is made up of 7 ladies who have all lost their husbands to a Brain Tumour, and volunteers of which I'm one. I became involved when my dear friend Rosie lost her young husband Ian to a Grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme Brain Tumour.
We are proud to tell you and fully committed that EVERY PENNY RAISED GOES DIRECTLY TO BRAIN TUMOUR RESEARCH.
Please take a look at our website www.thepprfoundation.com where you can see for yourselves where the money goes and who we are and what we do.
Thank you so much for your support in helping us to reach our target of £1million to improve survival rates and find a cure for this terrible disease. We are just over a third of the way there.
I am hoping to raise £1000...please make this possible!!!