Family of Hitchin brain tumour victim back awareness month

Jon's niece Ruby has donated her pocket money to the charity

Jon's niece Ruby has donated her pocket money to the charity - Credit: Archant

FAMILY and friends of a man who died from a brain tumour are backing a campaign launched for Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

A bandana with an octopus which Jo's daughter has crocheted to raise money for the charity

A bandana with an octopus which Jo's daughter has crocheted to raise money for the charity - Credit: Archant

Jon Redding, from Hitchin, died in October at the age of 36.

His family continued a campaign he initiated to get more money plugged into research, and have this month been marking Brain Tumour Awareness Month in his memory.

As well as supporting an initiative by The Brain Tumour Charity which sells bandanas, they have been selling crocheted octopuses knitted by Jon’s sister Niki, to raise funds.

And Jon’s niece Ruby has also been helping out by donating her pocket money to the charity.


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To buy a bandana, visit thebraintumourcharity.org

And to sign Jo’s petition, which calls for more funding into brain tumour research, visit www.change.org/petitions/secretary-state-of-health-jeremy-hunt-give-more-funding-for-brain-tumour-research

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