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Cancer Research UK announces £25million investment in brain tumour research

Exciting news – and not before time. For some years now Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has shown a real commitment to funding brain tumour research, increasing its funding share to 8%. Now CRUK is pushing the research agenda forward and is committing £25million over the next five years so that two Centres of Excellence can be established – purely for brain cancer research.

What does this mean for our community?

It means that at long last there will be a dynamic, multidisciplinary research community in the UK. It means too that the infrastructure...


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From runner to event organiser - Ashley's story

As a keen runner, Ashley Hawkins has taken part in more than 20 half marathons, raising thousands of pounds for various charities.

 


In December 2013, when his dad died of a brain tumour, Ashley wanted to raise money for brainstrust, in memory of his dad and to help people in the UK who were affected by a brain tumour.


There was just one problem. After a serious knee injury and double knee surgery, surgeons told Ashley he wouldn’t be able to run long distances anymore.


Not to be deterred, he decided that instead of running a half marathon, he would organise one instead. He set up an events company, Fit4thechallenge, in January 2014 and the Bassingbourn brainstrust half marathon was born, followed soon after by the Bass Belle 10 miler.


“I could no longer run in the races and raise sponsorship,” says Ashley. “So, the next best thing was to create races with a charitable element.”
Ashley currently...



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