Member Charity raises £500,000 to find a cure

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We are delighted to share the news that one of our Member Charities has gone over the half a million pound mark in the fight to find a cure for brain tumours.

In Sue’s Name was set up by David Taylor, after his eldest daughter, Sue Blasotta, died, aged 42, just six weeks after her diagnosis with a glioblastoma (GBM), leaving two young children.

David said: “On the day that we should be celebrating Sue’s 56th birthday, today - 15th March - it’s bittersweet to be announcing that her legacy has now raised an incredible half a million pounds.”

The charity sponsors Myrianni Constantinou (pictured below), a postdoctoral researcher at our Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London, having previously sponsored Myrianni through her PhD. They were thrilled that she accepted an invitation to speak at their recent Greek Night fundraiser which attracted 270 people and raised an impressive £31,000.

Dr Myrianni Constantinou in a Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence

David added: “It was so inspiring to hear Myrianni talk so passionately about her work in the quest to find a cure for GBM. Everyone at In Sue’s Name thinks of Myrianni as part of the family. The fact that she’s also Greek was the icing on the cake last weekend, encouraging guests to dig deep into their pockets to buy lots of raffle tickets and bid generously in the auction.”

In Sue’s Name has a target to raise £1 million by 2027 to provide crucial research funds to support the Brain Tumour Research Centre at Queen Mary University of London. We are grateful to all our Member Charities who help us financially to fund our research and get closer to a cure.

If this story has inspired you to donate, please give your reason as In Sue’s Name.

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