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  • Scunthorpe couple raise incredible total for brain tumour support

    Chris Bassenger is a member of the brainstrust Meet Up group in Hull. Chris came to brainstrust for help and advice after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. We offered a second opinion, and Chris wanted to raise money to give something back to the brain tumour community.

    With his wife, Laura, and family and friends, Chris held a fundraising event in North Lincolnshire, raising £1,646.27!

    brainstrust helped me with a second opinion. From this, I was referred to an epilepsy specialist, and brainstrust continued to support me. I felt someone was listening and focused on making improvements to my quality of life. It’s the fact that there is someone there to listen, and someone to speak to, that’s why I come to the meet up group. It’s something to look forward to. It helps."

    “I wanted to give something back so organised a fundraising event. The money raised will pay for a brain box for 30 people with a brain tumour diagnosis. It makes me feel good that I could help someone else.”

    If you are inspired by Chris’ story, and you would also like to get involved and help support more people by raising funds, please get in touch with Michael, our community fundraiser by emailing or call 01983 213 576.

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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 3 November 2017

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