Hampshire charity organises cricket match in memory of Alan Igglesden
In memory of Iggy and furthering the support of The Brain Tumour Charity, the first event in the newly-formed ‘Iggy’s Fund’ will be a cricket match against Hartley Wintney CC in Hampshire on Wed 13th July – on behalf of The Samantha Dickson Fund.
The Farnborough-born Test cricketer legend Alan Igglesden tragically died in November 2021 from a brain tumour and had been an avid supporter of The Brain Tumour Charity. Previous to this upcoming event, over £300,000 has been raised for research into brain tumours and his legacy continues through the work of the foundation.
Vice Chairman and Founder of The Brain Tumour Charity, Neil Dickson says: “Angela and I first met Alan known as Iggy when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour 22 years ago. Sadly he lost his battle with the disease last November.
“Despite a gloomy prognosis, Iggy defied the odds and lived life to the full for those years. He was so positive and gave much hope to high grade brain tumour patients.
“This will be a special day for us and we would like as many people as possible to join us .The money raised will go into funding quality research into high grade brain tumours.”
Find out more: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/events/alan-igglesden-charity-cricket-match-2022/
The Brain Tumour Charity is the world's leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. Formed after the merger of Brain Tumour UK, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust and the Joseph Foote Trust, their work is inspired by Samantha and Joseph, who sadly lost their lives to a brain tumour, and every person who has been affected.
Committed to saving and improving lives, they're moving further, faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. They're set on finding new treatments, offering the highest level of support and driving urgent change. And they're doing it right now. Because they understand that when you, or someone you love, is diagnosed with a brain tumour – a cure really can't wait.
The Samantha Dickson Fund raises funds for The Brain Tumour Charity in Samantha’s name and restricts the funding to high grade glioma, the tumour type that she had.
The Brain Tumour Charity is now the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts.
They fund pioneering research to increase survival and improve treatment options as well as raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours to bring about earlier diagnosis.
The Charity also provides support for everyone affected so that they can live as full a life as possible, with the best quality of life.
Anyone affected by a brain tumour can get in touch for support and information on 0808 800 0004 or by emailing [email protected]
Find out more: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/