Alistair Wainwright Memorial Fund

posted on 26 June 2017

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Nigel and Debi Wainwright receiving the cheque presented by G.W. Barrow, Asst PGM

Alistair died, aged 6, in May 2000 twelve months after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour known as medullablastoma. Brain and spinal cord cancers are the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children under 15 and accounts for 25% of childhood cancers; research is important to improve treatments, reduce severe side-effects of treatment and improve survivorship.

Since Alistair died, Nigel and Debi have been raising funds to support brain tumour research at Birmingham Children's Hospital/Birmingham University with a specific request our donations should be used to support collaborative links with Nottingham University/QMC and these two hospitals are leading researchers in the subject of children's brain cancer.

Photo: Nigel and Debi Wainwright receive a cheque from the Triple Century fund nominated by the Lodge of the Round Table. Both are extremely grateful for the support of the Province and the Lodge in particular, being a cause so close to their hearts.

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