Lisa, Poppy and Oscar Dimbleby took on this year’s Lark Rise Bike Ride to remember Lisa’s cousin and to raise funds so other families have vital support when they hear the words ‘you have a brain tumour’. Lisa’s cousin died, aged 44 from an aggressive brain tumour that he had fought valiantly for a year.
The Dimbleby team set off from Mixbury shortly after 9.30 and completed the 25 mile route on dusty trails and in glorious sunshine. After the ride, Lisa said ‘It was a very positive day, raising money for a great cause, feeling that we were contributing in some way to making things easier for others who face similar challenges.’
Lisa’s workplace has also been inspired to get behind the challenge. FMI, an award winning marketing agency who Lisa works for, have agreed to match fund the Dimbleby’s fundraising efforts, taking the total amount the family have raised to over £700.
Will Jones, brainstrust’s Chief Executive met Lisa, Poppy and Oscar at the Lark Rise Bike and says, ‘It is lovely to have had the opportunity to meet Lisa, Poppy and Oscar, and incredible to see how despite the devastating loss of a much loved member of the family, these incredible people have sought to help others. Thanks to this family’s support, brainstrust will be able to offer vital help and information to others who are coming to terms with a life-changing brain tumour diagnosis. To everyone that has got behind Lisa, Poppy and Oscar, including the team at FMI, thank you so much for supporting brainstrust’s work.’