Paying tribute to Simon

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Simon Penwright, a passionate Brain Tumour Research supporter and much-loved husband and father, has died.  

Simon, an Operations Director from Stewkley, Buckinghamshire, was diagnosed with a multifocal glioblastoma (GBM) after waking in January with a severe headache and a foul but inexplicable taste and smell, later identified as seizure auras. 

He underwent surgery, three weeks of high-dose radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and further chemo, but passed away in a hospice on Monday afternoon, aged 52. 

Together with his wife, Emily, and their amazing network of family and friends, Team Simon raised more than £30,000 for the charity in just a few months. 

Announcing the news of his death on Facebook yesterday, Emily said: “It is with the deepest sadness to share that my husband, soul mate and best friend passed away on Monday. We are utterly devastated as a family that such an amazing man has been taken so young and so soon. I will post details of his funeral and celebration of life tomorrow.” 

Emma Jolly, Community Fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research, said: “Simon was one of the best and most inspiring people I have ever had the pleasure of getting to know.  

“He was brave and strong and so incredibly passionate about advocating for Brain Tumour Research. He also had a wicked sense of humour, which I will miss terribly.  

“Our condolences go out to all who loved him. His story inspires us to continue in our vision to find a cure for all types of brain tumours.” 

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