A grand day out for Brain Tumour Research!

17th Nov 2014
A grand day out for Brain Tumour Research!

On Saturday 15 November the nursery staff at Kids 1st Low Fell walked 10.4 miles and raised £9000 for Brain Tumour Research to support a very special daddy, Scott, at the nursery!

11 of the girls walked from Low Fell to Tynemouth Priory, along with Scott, his wife Debbie and his two children, to raise funds. His wife Debbie tells his story:

‘Scott was first diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 after collapsing during the Great North Run. After brain surgery, we were given the devastating news that the tumour was a high grade tumour. After months of gruelling chemotherapy and lots of uncertainty, we decided to tie the knot and live life to the full. Ollie was then born and we enjoyed every moment of him and then in 2013 we were ecstatic to find we were having a new baby and we were the happiest we could be. However after a routine brain scan we were told that Scott’s tumour had returned so he had further surgery followed by another 9 months of chemotherapy. Our beautiful daughter Evalyn arrived safe and sound 2 days after Scott’s chemotherapy ended.  When Evalyn was 1 month old Scott was told that he had 3 new tumours growing and this time they could not be operated on. However, desperate to be with his family, Scott endured further chemotherapy which initially made him feel better and we saw some signs of improvement. In October this year Scott started to feel unwell again and we requested a scan. A new tumour was detected which is resistant to chemotherapy. We were told that there is no further treatment that Scott can receive and naturally we are devastated. My husband is the most loving selfless man, a fantastic husband and father. We realise time is running out so this year we are hoping to have a magical Christmas with our little family all together!

Brain tumours are the biggest killer of under 40’s, yet brain tumour research receives less than 1% of all funds raised therefore I hope you will be able to help Kids 1st in this very special fundraiser; a one that is so close to our family’s heart. Thank you for taking the time to read Scott’s story’ – Debbie Sutcliffe

If you have been moved by Scott’s story and would like to show your support for Brain Tumour Research please make a donation on our JustGiving page.  Kids 1st has matched the fundraising total (as it stands today) but the page will remain open for anyone that would like to make a donation.

A big well done to the nursery girls from everyone at Kids 1st and thank you to everyone who has donated from the bottom of our hearts!