A troupe of elves spread festive cheer as they stepped out to help find a cure for brain tumours.
An Elf Walk on Saturday 4th November saw sixty-five of Santa’s little helpers take over Lambley, Nottingham, to raise funds and awareness for Brain Tumour Research.
Among them was the family of Robert Moth (pictured below), a paratrooper with The 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA). Robert was just 23 when he died from a brain tumour on 2nd June 2002.
His mum, Kath Clark, says her son’s diagnosis in September 2000 turned the family’s lives “upside down”. She said: “Rob fought very hard, and he never moaned. He was always concerned about others. It’s been 21 years since he died, but it still feels like it was last week.
“Brain tumours wreck lives yet Government funding for them is so low. We so desperately need more research so we can eventually find a cure for this devastating disease,” Kath added.
The Elf Walk was organised by Linda Watson-O’Neill. She said: “We hear about other cancers, but hardly anything about brain tumours. I can’t believe how little funding they receive, it’s shocking. The Elf Walk was emotional as we remembered someone who has been something so terrible, but it was a great day and we have raised more than £4,000 to fund research into brain tumours.”
In fact, the festive funds raised now total more than £4,300. If you’d like to support the elves’ fundraising, you can donate via their JustGiving page by clicking here.