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Boys raise funds for brain tumour charity

Michelle Lingard receives a cheque for the Brain Tumour Charitys Mark Lingard Fund from MattBuckland, head of pupil and staff welfare at LRGS. Pupils pictured from left to right are Oscar Lingard, Jake Jones, Francesco DAntonio, Alex Graham and Alex Rigg.

Michelle Lingard receives a cheque for the Brain Tumour Charitys Mark Lingard Fund from MattBuckland, head of pupil and staff welfare at LRGS. Pupils pictured from left to right are Oscar Lingard, Jake Jones, Francesco DAntonio, Alex Graham and Alex Rigg.

Pupils at Lancaster Royal Grammar School raised more than £1,000 at a recent non-uniform day for the Brain Tumour Charity’s Mark Lingard Fund.

The cheque for £1466.21 was presented to Michelle Lingard at the school.

Michelle became involved with the charity after her husband Mark died of a brain tumour in 2011, aged 51.

She and her children Kate, 15, and Oscar, who is 13 and a pupil at LRGS, set up the Mark Lingard Fund “to create something positive to come from our loss and to keep Mark’s memory alive.”

Michelle said: ‘Throughout Mark’s illness it became apparent how little funding is available for research into this devastating illness. We would like to make some small contribution to improving this situation through fundraising for the Brain Tumour Charity.

“Every pound raised may help spare another family the pain we feel daily.”

On receiving the cheque, Michelle said: “I am so grateful for the pupils at LRGS and am amazed at the amount of money that the boys have raised.

“I can assure them that 100 per cent of it will go directly towards research, in particular into high grade adult tumours and children’s tumours.

“I particularly wanted to raise awareness of this issue among young people, as brain tumours can easily be misdiagnosed at a young age.”

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity. It funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offer information and support to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy.

“Their aim is to improve understanding, diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours.

More about Mark’s story can be found at http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/supporter-groups/Mark-Lingard-Fund.

More information about the Brain Tumour Charity can be found at www.thebraintumourcharity.org.

 

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