Well done Bielefeld School!
Supporting Wear a Hat day and raising enough money to fund a day of research!
Well done Jacqui! Falling through the sky for Brainstrust and raising lots of money in the process - thank you x
SUPPORT OUR CAUSE IN STEVES MEMORY
On March 17th 2015, the lives of our family and friends were changed forever when my beautiful husband, Steve, was admitted to hospital with a severe headache which devastatingly, turned out to be caused by a mass on his brain. A month later, our worst fears were confirmed when we discovered that it was a Glioblastoma Multiforme Grade IV (GBM for short). Steve's response to this was one of sheer bravery and determination. He likened the treatment to facing a "hill and a headwind".
Currently a GBM is incurable, albeit treatable in some cases. In Steve's case, it was initially treatable and he underwent brain surgery and a full resection of his tumour in April 2016. What followed was a 9 month course of radio and chemotherapy. However in January 2016, we learnt that his tumour was growing back, this time in a different position where surgery was not an option. Steve endured further chemotherapy between May and November 2016, but this further treatment did not stunt or shrink his tumour. Devastatingly, Steve passed away on November 30th 2016, aged just 37 years and 21 months post diagnosis.
In Steve's memory, we are hoping to raise as much money as possible in order to help find a cure for this awful disease and to help other families who are living day-to-day, fighting this fight. As such, we will continue to raise money for 2 UK charities; Brainstrust and Brain Tumour Research.
Brainstrust aim to improve clinical care for brain tumour sufferers and provide co-ordinated support in the search for treatment.
Brain Tumour Research are doing great work to campaign for greater research and funding into brain tumours nationally.
70s Night including ABBA tribute!
In early March, The Holbrooks organised a fantastic evening of live music, nostalgic food and plenty of dancing! This evening was in aid of Brain Tumour Research and specifically to support mine and Donna's fundraising efforts for the London Marathon.
A fantastic 130 tickets were sold and an incredible £1069 was raised from the evening. Thank you, thank you, thank you to everybody who supported the evening.