Counting down to our Walk of Hope

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The big day is nearly upon us. On Saturday, we'll be lacing up our trainers and getting our Brain Tumour Research t-shirts ready for our biggest ever Walk of Hope.

From Hamilton in Scotland to Torpoint in Cornwall and taking in numerous locations in between, hundreds will be stepping forward with the common purpose of raising money to help find a cure for brain tumours.

Bridget Cooper and her niece, Johanna Law, are joining our flagship Walk of Hope event in Newcastle. They are fundraising in memory of Bridget’s son, James, who died from an astrocytoma in May 2020, aged 33.

Bridget said: “This Walk of Hope is an opportunity to give hope to others who are going through what we did. James was keen to raise awareness of brain tumours, so I think he’d be proud.”

Shital Haria and her children, Isha and Shay, will be among walkers at our flagship event in Luton. They are fundraising in memory of their beloved husband and father, Minesh, who died from a glioblastoma (GBM) last September, aged 55.

Shital said: “I’m really looking forward to meeting other people who have been through what I have. It’s a good opportunity to make friends with people who understand and can talk about their shared experiences.”

Brain tumour patient Tilly O’Brien, accompanied by her mum, Tracey, and friends, will join walkers in Stockport. Tilly was diagnosed with an astrocytoma at the age of 17 in 2016. She said she was “really looking forward to what should be a great day”, adding: “So many people of all ages are affected and impacted by brain tumours so more needs to be done to find a cure.”


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