My great friend Kate Chester is running the Vitality Half Marathon in London on the 30th April 2017, to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Kate has been a great friend to me since long before diagnosis, and she accompanied my wife while I was ‘under’ in London having my biopsy. She and her husband Dan were among the first people I told when I first heard I had a brain tumour, and they’ve been with me every step of the way.

Now, you can help her every step of the way – for 13 and a bit miles – by donating to her JustGiving page, to help fund vital research into brain tumours.

Please visit Kate’s fundraising page at

Thanks so much Kate, and for everyone supporting her.


This is a fundraising video my wife and I decided to participate in after researching the various brain tumour charities, what they did and how they did it.

For us, the charity’s emphasis on medical research was important.

Over 8,500 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour every year. As many brain tumours are not recorded, the figure could be much higher in reality.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

3,500 people lose their lives to a brain tumour every year.

Brain tumours are the largest cause of preventable or treatable blindess in children.

Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by, on average, 20 years; the highest of any cancer.

Over £500 million is spent on cancer research in the UK every year, yet less than 2% is spent on brain tumours.

Source: The Brain Tumour Charity

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Thank you!

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