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Supporters' stories

Every donation to Brain Research Trust has a story behind it, many of which are inspiring and touching.

John Lake's story

John celebrates ten years since his Brain tumour by carrying the Olympic Torch.


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Mike Houghton's story

Mike was devastated when his Grandad, John, died of a stroke in 2010. He set about doing a bungee jump to raise money into research.


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Debbie Morgan's story

Debbie ran the London Marathon 2012 for her Grandpa, who has had Lewy Bodies Dementia for almost five years.


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Chris Walkers's story

Chris used his place in the London Triathlon 2011 to raised money, in memory of his mother-in-law, Mo. 

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Sandra Orton's story

Sandra, who has had Dystonia since the age of 16, is “miraculously” able to walk properly again .

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Becky Widdicombe's story

Becky ran the 2011 London Marathon for Brain Research Trust in memory of her father, Gerry.


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Ann McAuley's story

After her nephew died from a Brain Tumour in 2006, Ann has turned a life-long passion into generous donations to charity.

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Audrey & Glen Oldham's story

Audrey's husband Glen died of a Brain Haemorrhage in November 2010. Audrey set up a tribute fund in his name.

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Averil Jankyn's story

Averil Jenkyn's son died of a Brain Tumour at the age of 33. After discovering Brain Research Trust she found we funded research into MS, another condition close to her heart.

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Janet Dealey's story

Janet Dealey bravely climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2010 in memory of her friend Annie, who died of CJD, and her dear father, who passed away following a Stroke.

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Ruth Harrison's story

Ruth Rigby's mother died from Huntington's disease, Ruth will develop Huntington's in the future and may have already passed the faulty gene onto her son Harrison.

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Matt Eagles' story

Matt Eagles has suffered from Parkinson's disease, a condition normally associated with older people, for most of his life.

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John Lake's story

John Lake went from brain tumour sufferer to Ironman Triathlete and star fundraiser, bringing in about £22,000 for neurological research.

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The Simmons' story

The Simmons have raised over £3,000 for research into brain tumours by holding an Annual Golf Day in memory of their loving father, Roger Simmons.

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Kathryn White's story

Kathryn White's has a moving story about her husband, Ian, who died of a brain tumour in April 2008. She has kindly pledged her support through regular payroll giving donations, hopefully helping to shed some light on this deadly cancer.

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Dean Chisnall's Story

Dean, with the help of his Ogre friends raise money in memory of his Aunt.

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