Patient recovering from brain surgery urges support for Advent Appeal

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A brain tumour patient who is recovering from surgery is among those supporting our new Advent Appeal to help find a cure for the disease. 

Craig Leach as diagnosed with a grade 3 astrocytoma in May 2022, when he and his wife Janin were expecting their second child. In October, Craig was told his tumour had grown and yesterday (1st December) he underwent a third operation, having had two previous surgeries, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.  

Faced with limited options in the UK, Craig’s family is also raising funds for private treatment overseas as well as campaigning for more investment from the UK Government into research for the disease. 

Sharing Craig’s story, Janin said: “People tend to have no idea about the disease until it affects them or their loved ones. The prognosis for patients is often poor, we are living with that as our reality.  

“By sharing our story, we hope to put a stop to the underfunding of Government investment into research and bring brain tumour treatments in line with the advances we have seen in other cancers.” 

To open door two of our Brain Tumour Research Advent Calendar and watch Craig’s message, visit 

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