Raising £10k lets ‘amazing supporter’ say where funds are spent

Daniel Guerin and Bedfordshire Golf Club general manager Geraint Dixon present a cheque to Emma Webb and Sally Watt from the Brain Tumor Charity

Daniel Guerin and Bedfordshire Golf Club general manager Geraint Dixon present a cheque to Emma Webb and Sally Watt from the Brain Tumor Charity

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Collecting more than £10,000 for charity in just four months has earned a dedicated fundraiser the chance to say where the money is spent.

Daniel Guerin, from Kempston, who underwent treatment for a brain tumour last year, raised the remarkable sum for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Now his DJG Cancer Fund has Supporter Group status, he can decide what the charity spends it on.

He said: “Nomrally, the charity will spend its donations where they feel it is needed. But I would like the money I raise to be spent on grade 3 and 4 tumour research, as they are the most serious types of cancer.”

Daniel, who himself had a Grade 3 tumour, is already planning this year’s events and hopes to raise even more for the charity.

He hopes to host several events such as an Easter egg hunt, golf days, a football tournamet and family fun days, all while doing a FA Level 1 football coaching course and receiving ongoing medical checks.

Brain Tumour Charity fundraising assitant Emma Webb said: “The DJG Cancer fund is one of our amazing Supporter Groups who fundraise within their community to help increase awareness.

“All the money raised by The DJG Cancer Fund will be spent on research in to high-grade brain tumours, making a difference to those affected by this awful disease in the future.

“The more funding we have, the faster we will reach a cure. We rely 100 per cent on committed supporters like Daniel.”

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity.

It funds scientific and clinical research into brain tumours and offers support and information to those affected, whilst raising awareness and influencing policy.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. Research offers the only real hope of dramatic improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and management of brain tumours.

More than £500 million is spent on cancer research in the UK every year, yet less than 2 per cent is spent on brain tumours.

For more information about forthcoming events, follow Daniel on twitter @djgcancer or find him on Facebook.