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  • Lynn's skydiving challenge of a lifetime

    Despite suffering from motion sickness, Lynn Crichton was determined to skydive 10,000 feet out of a plane in memory of her fiancé, Garreth, who sadly died of a brain tumour in 2012.

    Garreth was a very outgoing and adventure-loving person, so a skydive is exactly the sort of challenge that would have got his stamp of approval.

    “Garreth had lots of friends and was loved by everyone who knew him,” says Lynn. “He was a very positive person and always gave lots of good advice and encouragement. He had done lots of travelling, and he’d done a bungee jump, so he would have been thrilled at me doing a skydive!”


    Lynn wanted to raise funds in Garreth’s memory, so contacted brainstrust for more information. “I was impressed by the personal service I received,’ says Lynn. So much so, that she decided to start fundraising to help the thousands of people in the UK with a brain tumour.

    She got involved in Teafest, followed shortly after by a 12-mile cycle ride. For her next challenge, she was persuaded by her friend Carol Cochrane, who is also brainstrust’s community...

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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 19 January 2017
  • Are you a dare devil or a tea drinking biscuit dunker?

    Whether you want to take on a big skydiving challenge, or enjoy a slice of cake and a cup of tea, we have an event for you.



    This Mother’s Day why not do something amazing to help the thousands of mums who are living with, or caring for someone with a brain tumour.


    Take on a skydiving challenge on Mother’s Day, 26th March 2017.


    We know how difficult life can be when a member of the family is diagnosed with a brain tumour. We know how many challenges a mum has to face. You can help thousands of mums to feel less alone, less afraid and more in control.




    We’ve got skydives taking place in Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire and Fife. Choose from:


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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 3 January 2017

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