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Charity Golf Day raises £6,400 for The Samantha Dickson Fund

A charity Golf Day raised £6,400 for The Samantha Dickson Fund for much needed research into brain tumours. The event saw 48 golfers and 22 guests mark a hugely successful fundraising day at Northants Golf Club in Fleet.

Founders Neil and Angela Dickson from Dogmersfield, who lost their daughter Samantha to a brain tumour in 1996, hosted the event. Neil told guests this was the 25th anniversary year for the Charity. The golf day was the first of a number of fundraising events for 2022 and it was fitting that the golf club was in walking distance of The Brain Tumour Charity Headquarters in Fleet. Despite the many successes of the Charity, there was still mountain to climb as the disease is responsible for more deaths in children and adults under 40 than any other cancer.

The money raised on the day for the Samantha Dickson fund will go into high quality research into high grade brain tumours in children and adults. Neil explained that although the Charity had made major advances in understanding the biological make up of this group of tumours this had yet to be translated into new clinical treatments. The purpose of the Fund was to kick start this process and fund new research later in the year. Claire Howell, Community Fundraiser for The Brain Tumour Charity and volunteer Rachel had a fantastic time helping out on the day. Claire said: ‘Everyone who took part had a great day, the sun was shining and everyone was in great spirits. It was so lovely to see so many other fundraisers and Supporter Groups there who I work alongside, testament to the incredible relationships that Neil & Angela have built over the years. “The Samantha Dickson Fund has raised well over £100k in the last year, but this is just a drop in the ocean for this amazing couple who have done so much over the past 25 years.”

  • The next fundraising events are:

Summer Ball at Dogmersfield - 18th June 2022.

Charity Cricket Match and lunch at Hartley Witney Cricket Club - 13th July .

Anyone interested in supporting these events please contact the Fund by email thesamanthadicksonfund@gmail.com or by phone on 01252 617843.

The Brain Tumour Charity is now the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts.

They fund pioneering research to increase survival and improve treatment options as well as raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours to bring about earlier diagnosis.

The Charity also provides support for everyone affected so that they can live as full a life as possible, with the best quality of life. Anyone affected by a brain tumour can get in touch for support and information on 0808 800 0004 or by emailing support@thebraintumourcharity.org.

  • Find out more: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

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