Why I Volunteer - David Rickard

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David started volunteering with Brain Tumour Research after reading on Facebook about its work.

His connection to us is very personal, as his son Ben was diagnosed with a low-grade polycystic astrocytoma at the age of two.
In the last five years, David has given up his time to help out with things as diverse as managing stalls, selling Christmas cards, and distributing collection boxes to local shops.

Ben, now 14, has undergone two operations and, happily, his tumour has not grown in the last ten years. Father and son have also helped the charity by acting as collectors at Portsmouth Football Club.

David said: “I am all too aware of how fortunate we are. Working with the charity we have spent time at lots of events where we get to meet other people who have been affected by brain tumours and hearing other peoples’ stories only accentuates how lucky we feel and how happy we are that Ben is well.

“We are trying to give back in our own way and to help the community to get closer to a cure.” 
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