Brain Tumour Charity Fundraiser in Memory of Anneka

On 4th of April Morag and Andrea Cuomo will be raising vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to fighting this devastating disease, by hosting a buffet, live music and raffle at The Pheasant in Sorbie, Dumfries and Galloway.

Morag, from Sorbie was inspired to hold the event by the loss of a family friend Anneka Johnsone, who died after a short illness last year. Anneka’s husband Alan has been very open about the devasting experience and has touched so many hearts. He is walking the Southern Upland Way in April to raise funds for The Brain Tumour Charity and many other local fundraising events have been held to add to the amazing rising total on his just giving page, over £14000.

Morag said: “I am really looking forward to holding the event for such an important cause, I can only hope to raise as much as we can to help The Brain Tumour Charity support other people and families affected.”

Morag and Andrea are aiming to raise £1000 for The Brain Tumour Charity through hosting an evening of live music, buffet and raffle including performances from The Moot and Nathon Jones from Newton Stewart Folk Festival. Tickets are £15, call 01988 850 270. To make donation go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/southernuplandwayinmemoryofanneka

Raffle prizes can also be donated to The Pheasant, 2 Wigtown Road, Sorbie or call for collection.

Geraldine Pipping, 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.
“We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of our fundraisers 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.”

The Pheasant | 2 Wigtown Road | Sorbie | Newton Stewart | DG8 8EL | 01988 850 270 | [email protected]

Pre-book Tickets £15

Live Music, Buffet and Raffle


About The Brain Tumour Charity

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150054) and Scotland (SC045081)

We are the Brain Tumour Charity and we understand that when you, or a loved one, is diagnosed with a brain tumour, a cure really can’t wait. Every day 31 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour, yet changes in survival rates have barely improved in 40 years compared with other cancers, investment in research is low and diagnosis is still taking much too long. That’s why we’re working faster and going further to beat brain tumours sooner. A cure can’t wait.

Find out more at: thebraintumourcharity.org

Members of the Association of Medical Research Charities, The Information Standard, The Helplines Partnership and the Fundraising Standards Board


Brain tumours – the facts

  • Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40
  • Over 11,400 people are diagnosed each year with a primary brain tumour, including 500 children and young people – that’s 31 people every day
  • Over 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour each year
  • Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by on average 20 years – the highest of any cancer
  • Just 19% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis
  • Brain tumours are the largest cause of preventable or treatable blindness in children. Childhood brain tumour survivors are 10 times more likely to suffer long term disability than well children. This accounts for 20,000 additional disabled life years for all the children who are diagnosed each year
  • Research offers the only real hope of dramatic improvements in the management and treatment of brain tumours. Over £500m is spent on cancer research in the UK every year, yet less than 2% is spent on brain tumours



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