Catterick spring fair to raise funds for research into brain tumours

A spring fair in Catterick Garrison will raise funds for vital research into brain tumours.

Proceeds from the event on 1pm to 4pm on April 22 at Le Cateau Primary School will got to the Brain Tumour Charity and feature a performance by the Service Children’s Community Choir.

Organiser Katherine Baker was inspired to hold the fair by her mum, Pauline, who since 2009 has lived with a brain tumour.

Katherine and a group of friends, family and colleagues have already raised £505 for the charity by holding an independent twilight walk where they walked 20 miles in March for brain tumour awareness month.

Katherine said: “I am really looking forward to holding this event for such an important cause, and to have the Service Children’s Community Choir join me in raising the funds is amazing.

“The choir have been practicing some lovely songs that everyone can have a singalong to.

“The cause is really important to me with my mum having been diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009 and this event is a great way to raise awareness of the affect brain tumours can have on someone’s life.”

There will also be stalls, games and raffles with donations being made to raise funds for the charity.

Gina Almond, the charity’s director of fundraising, said: “We are extremely grateful for all the efforts made by our fantastic fundraisers 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.

“It’s through the efforts of people like Katherine and the Service Children’s Community Choir 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.”

To donate towards the appeal, click here.