Irene’s fundraiser for tumour charity

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A Mintlaw woman who is battling cancer will be raising vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity at a special celebration and fundraising night at Stuartfield’s Crichie Inn later this month.

Irene Henderson will be raising cash for the charity following six weeks of radiotherapy treatment at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

The evening, which will take place on Saturday, May 28, will include special guest appearances by local musicians, raffle prizes, exceptional and overwhelming donated auction items, a photo booth and much more.

Irene was inspired to hold the event following the devastating diagnosis of not one, but three brain tumours in 2015.

In February this year she underwent brain surgry to debulk two of the operable tumours but one remains unoperable due to its location.

All three are being treated with radiotherapy to slow regrowth, which will be more aggressive in the future.

Unfortunately, Irene does not have the correct hgenetic markers to allow other methods of treatment at this time. it is essential funding becomes available for further research.

Irene told the Buchanie: “I am really looking forward to my celebration and fundraising night at the Crichie Inn for such an important cause, especially with all my family and friends around me.

“Everyone has been so supportive and kind through this difficult time. I know we will all have a great night, it is helping me already knowing there is something to look forward to.”

Irene is aiming to raise £1,000 for the charity through raffle ticket sales, auction items and the photo booth which her daughter will be attending to, collection/donation tins and her JustGiving charity page.

More than 9,300 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year and brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adult sunder 40, yet less than two percent of cancer research funding goes on brain tumours in the UK.

The Brain Tumour Charity is determined to change these shocking statistics and is committed to investing £25 million into world-class, pioneering research over the next five years.

The fun begins at the Crichie Inn at 8pm, running til late.

Donations for raffles or auction items on the night will be gratefully accepted at The Crichie Inn in the run-up to the evening.

Please contact Kristina at The Crichie Inn for further information on 01771 622944