Hitchin teacher fundraises in brain tumour victim’s memory

Dean White with his children Jeddy (left), Mabel and Jacob

Dean White with his children Jeddy (left), Mabel and Jacob - Credit: Archant

A TEACHER paid tribute to a friend who died from a brain tumour by running a race in his memory.

Dean White ran the British 10k in London on Sunday for The Brain Tumour Charity in memory of friend Jon Redding, who died aged 36 after contracting the disease.

Mr White, who teaches music at primary schools across the area, has raised £670 so far through online donations.

The Hitchin resident said: “Jon was a lovely guy, funny, positive and was devoted to his family. His wife, daughter, family and friends miss him dearly.

“I was hugely proud to run in his name, the charity that Jon put his name to and to raise money for such an important cause. The support I’ve received has been superb and I’m very grateful to everyone. My most sincere thanks goes out to all of you.”

Mr Redding, who lived in Hitchin, started a campaign before he died calling for more money to be given to brain tumour research.

His family have carried it on in his name and are collecting signatures through a petition.

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To sponsor Mr White, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/deanwhite10k

To sign the petition, visit www.change.org/petitions/secretary-state-of-health-jeremy-hunt-give-more-funding-for-brain-tumour-research

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