Broch man to raise money for brain tumour research after own diagnosis

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A 24-year-old Fraserburgh man will take part in charity spinathon for brain tumour research seven years after his own diagnosis.

Andrew Pesic, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour when he was just 17, is supporting the On Yer Bike for Brian Tumour Research even which raises money to improve the lives of patients and help find a cure.

Andrew, said: “All those who take part in On Yer Bike are helping to fund the fight against brain tumours, which take children from their parents and parents from their children before their time.”

Andrew, from Hillcrest, will take part in the spinathon at Tesco, South Harbour Road,on Saturday April 2, from 10am to 6pm.

He said: ““I am proud to be a part of this, supporting the charity’s pioneering network of dedicated research Centres of Excellence across the UK.

“I hope as many people as possible will join us.”

Last year Andrew raised over £1500 for the charity by selling wristbands and pin badges and holding a car wash.

This year there will be Brain Tumour Research pin badges, pens and wristbands available to buy at the spinathon.

Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of the charity said: “On Yer Bike sends a great message of hope, solidarity and support for patients and their families and those like me who have lost a loved one to this dreadful disease.

“Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research is allocated to this devastating disease.

“This is unacceptable.”

To donate to Andrew’s cause visit www.justgiving.com/AndrewPesic