Award-winning blogger Angela Conway has more reason than most to support a charity dedicated to fighting a devastating disease.
She was inspired to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity after being diagnosed with a low grade brain tumour.
Following surgery at the RVI in December, Angela, from Ashington, set up blog braintumourwarrior.wordpress.com and The Brain Tumour Warrior Fund.
Now she is hoping to raise more vital funds by organising a party night at Ashington Rugby Club on November 19, with entertainment from popular swing, soul and ska singer Jason King.
Tickets are available from the club or by emailing Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org
Angela was this month awarded Individual Charity Supporter of the Year in the North East Charity Awards for her efforts in supporting The Brain Tumour Charity with her blog and fund-raising,
She said: “It was incredible to receive a North East Charity Award recently, and it has inspired me even more to support the great work The Brain Tumour Charity does.
“Our party is set to be a fantastic night, and I’d highly encourage everyone to come along. The recently-refurbished rugby club is a super venue and I can’t wait to get on the dancefloor for Jason’s set.”
More than 9,300 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year and they are are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to investing £25million into research over the next five years.
The charity offers a comprehensive service to enable everyone with a brain tumour, their families and carers to receive the best support and information and achieve the highest quality of life possible, as well as raising awareness of brain tumours to improve life chances and reduce diagnosis times.
Head of fund-raising Geraldine Pipping said: “We are extremely grateful for all the efforts made by our fantastic fund-raisers and wish them all the very best.
“Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and, unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this and truly fighting brain tumours on all fronts through our work.
“We receive no government funding and rely 100 per cent on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of people like Angela that we can change these shocking statistics in the future and bring hope to the thousands of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”