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Harrogate brain tumour research charity targets £1m

Harrogate brain tumour research charity targets £1m

Published by May Norman at 7:42am 7th January 2019.

PPR Foundation aims to raise £1m in 2019 for brain tumour research

  • The PPR Foundation funds four research roles at St James' Hospital
  • Aiming to hit its £1m fundraising target this year
  • So far, the charity is at just under £700,000

A Harrogate brain tumour research charity is hoping to hit its £1m fundraising target this year.

The PPR Foundation raises money and awareness for brain tumour research - with all money donated going towards its work.

Pam Roberts, founder of The PPR Foundation, says:

"Brain Tumours can affect anyone at any stage of their life. 30 brain tumours are diagnosed every day - with over one third of cancers spread to the brain.

"The PPR Foundation aims to make a difference and help eradicate this grossly under-funded, cruel and indiscriminate disease as soon as possible."

The PPR Foundation funds four roles to help with research into brain tumours:

  • Post-doctorate researcher
  • A research nurse
  • A lab technician
  • A PhD Student

All four are based at the Brain Tumour Laboratory at St James' hospital in Leeds and are working on a three-year programme.

Pam set up the charity after losing her husband, Peter, in 2004.

Pam added:

"I looked at an awful lot of statistics and brain tumour research is woefully underfunded. I started off with a £1 from a stranger and we have now raised well over £500,000.

"The PPR Foundation and its volunteers prides themselves that nothing comes out of the charity - every penny given to us for the research project goes into the research project."

For more information on the PPR Foundation, please visit the website.

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