Last night a shining light has gone out at brainstrust and for the brain tumour community. Last night we said goodbye to our friend Shaun Skinner.
Despite the personal challenges created by his own brain tumour, Shaun has been a close friend, ally and advocate to us all, working tirelessly to raise awareness of the real impact of this horrible disease, and funds for our work to help people with a brain tumour to feel less alone, less afraid and more in control.
Shaun asked us to help him with ‘Wear Grey’ back in 2011. Since then Shaun, with Wear Grey, has helped over 1 million people understand the impact of brain tumours. In addition, he has inspired people to raise funds for brain tumour support well in excess of £100,000.
Of course we will now be working harder than ever to make Wear Grey the event that Shaun wants it to be. We can all work together to help the world understand what a brain tumour really means, for each other, and for Shaun.
Shaun is a hero to us all. His humanity, honesty, perceptiveness, sense of humour and tenacity will never be forgotten and will always live on here at brainstrust and in our work.
But Shaun, we will miss your friendship most of all.
We miss you Shaun.
Will, Helen, Peter, Tessa and the brainstrust team