Fundraising tops £27,000 as challenge reaches finish line

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An amazing fundraiser has raised more than £27,000 to help find a cure for the disease which killed her friend.

Lisa Tolley ran two miles every day in January in memory of her friend, Matthew ‘Matty’ Scott. Husband to Tracy and devoted dad to 18-year-old twins Tom and Oliver, Matty passed away from a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) on Boxing Day, 15 months after his diagnosis.

Lisa, pictured with Matty, had the idea to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research by running two miles every day throughout January. She was joined by Matty’s brother Neil. Together, they each covered 64 miles by the time they reached the end of their challenge.

The pair were interviewed on ITV Meridian and BBC Radio Kent where they spoke about their impressive fundraising feats. Their story was also shared in the Kent Messenger and on KentOnline.

Lisa said: “I am so pleased and proud of everyone who has donated with such generosity. This won’t be the end of our fundraising for Brain Tumour Research in Matty’s memory. His friends and family have exciting plans for golf days, football matches and tea parties, once COVID-19 restrictions end.”

If you would like to support Lisa and Neil’s fundraising, you can still top up their fundraising total on their JustGiving page.

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