Meet the supporters stepping into the headlines

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As we approach the halfway mark of the 10,000 Steps a Day in February challenge, we are delighted to share that supporters have raised more than £500,000 so far – an incredible amount which will help fund one of our Centres of Excellence for a year.

Among those taking part is Michelle Griffiths, whose 21-year-old son James was diagnosed with a grade 3 oligodendroglioma in November 2020. James underwent surgery, followed by radiotherapy and now faces a 12-month course of chemotherapy. Michelle has raised more than £1,300 and shared her story in The Mirror, Daily Post, Wales on Sunday and North Wales Evening Post, amongst other news websites.

Also taking on the challenge is 10-year-old Charlie Clayton, who was diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma brain tumour in March last year. Having undergone surgery and proton beam therapy, Charlie has already raised nearly £700 – double what he had hoped. The story of his challenge has been printed in his local paper and online in the Worthing Herald, West Sussex Today, Shoreham Herald and Littlehampton Gazette.

Shocked to discover how underfunded research into brain tumours is, the family of Roger Hawkins are walking in memory of their beloved husband, dad and grandad and have shared their story in the West Sussex County Times, Mid Sussex Today and Crawley and Horley Observer. Roger was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and passed away in September 2020. His wife, Diane, daughter Lauren Garner and granddaughter Ella are raising vital funds in his memory.

Thank you to all the supporters who have joined 10,000 Steps a Day in February. If you would like to share your story, please contact our PR team:

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