Alfie Boe’s fans donate more than £16,000 to help find a cure

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Alfie Boe OBE, our newest Patron, finishes his UK tour tonight in his home town of Blackpool and donations to Brain Tumour Research from his army of fans have so far topped £16,000.

The multi-platinum selling recording artist, known as the nation’s favourite tenor, spoke movingly to audiences about losing his father, Alfred, to a brain tumour when he was 23.

Having previously lent his support to our Shine A Light and Wear A Hat Day events, Alfie invited the Brain Tumour Research fundraising team to attend his latest Encore tour to raise vital funds to help find a cure.

Among our team collecting the generous donations was volunteer Debra (below left), from Porthcawl, who attended Alfie’s show at Cardiff’s New Theatre on 13 June, alongside her friend Sian.

Debra lost her only child, Jenna, at just 15 to a brain tumour in January this year, three years after she was diagnosed with a diffuse hemispheric glioma.

Debra said: “Hearing Alfie speak during his show about his father was so moving and it’s clear he is so passionate about raising awareness for Brain Tumour Research. His fans were lovely, they were queuing up to donate and several of them shared their own experiences of how brain tumours had affected them.

“Meeting Alfie was the icing on the cake. He stopped to chat and he ended up asking to have a photo taken with us, rather than the other way around!”

We thank Alfie and all his fans for their generosity in helping us continue our journey to find a cure.

You can help fund vital research by making a one-off or regular donation, however big or small. Together we can make a difference.

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