Brain op man, 23, busy fundraising

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A trainee gas engineer who underwent a nine-hour operation to remove a brain tumour is determined to raise money for charity as he recovers.

Daniel Guerin, 23, from Wootton, was diagnosed with cancer early this year – the day before his Gas Safe certificates arrived.

He then underwent surgery to remove the tumour at Addenbrooke’s Hospital while fully conscious, and was told he could not work, drive or be left on his own for two years.

Now, he is dedicating his time to fund raising for the Brain Tumour Charity.

Daniel said: “When I was first told I had a brain tumour, I wanted to do something for charity. I saw the Brain Tumour Charity leaflets at Addenbrooke’s and got in contact with them.

“I started organising events once my treatment finished at the end of June, as the medication made me so tired.

“The charity is massively underfunded, and less known than other cancer charities. Given the number of people I met in hospital with brain cancers, it is a fantastic cause to support.”

So far, Daniel has raised more than £3,245 via his Just Giving page and three previous events held during September.

He has organised a Halloween disco and BBQ at The Cock Inn, Wootton, tomorrow night, Friday, October 31, where guests are encouraged to wear fancy dress and buy raffle tickets.

The party starts at 7.30pm. For more information call 01234 930034.

Daniel is also organising a golf day at Bedfordshire Golf Club at Stagsden on Saturday, November 1. For details, contact him on 07581 195090 or email Info@djgcancer.co.uk

The Brain Tumour Charity is the only national charity dedicated to research into brain tumours and supporting patients.

Daniel plans to host as many events as he can next year and continue fund raising via www.justgiving.com/Djgcancer