Brave Winsfordian gets his hat on for Brain Tumour Research

11:34am Thursday 27th March 2014

WINSFORD’s Barry Rowlands is encouraging locals to help raise money for Brain Tumour Research by getting involved with Wear a Hat Day tomorrow.

The 53-year-old Rookery Rise resident was diagnosed with brain tumours last year, after already braving three months of chemotherapy for lung cancer.

He, his wife Heather and daughter Nicola will be wearing hats and collecting donations for the charity outside the Winsford branch of Morrisons tomorrow, March 28.

During the following weekend, staff from Morrisons, where Barry’s son Martyn works as produce manager, are holding a sponsored cycle ride from the store along the Whitegate Way towards Cuddington and back to raise further funds.

Barry said: “Research into brain tumours receives less than one per cent of national cancer research spending in the UK, yet this devastating disease – with which over 16,000 people are diagnosed each year – kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

“I felt that Wear a Hat Day was worth doing to support a very important cause. I am hoping that by wearing a hat and collecting donations for the charity on March 28, we will be helping fund the scientists who are investigating more effective treatments and ultimately a cure.”

Get down to Morrisons Winsford tomorrow to help support Barry’s fundraiser.

To sponsor him, visit justgiving.com/Baz-Rowlands or to donate to Morrisons cycle ride for Wear a Hat Day, go to justgiving.com/Bazza-Rowlands.

For more information about Brain Tumour Research visit braintumourresearch.org, email info@braintumourresearch.org or call 01296 733011.

For information about Wear a Hat Day or to register for next year go to wearahatday.org , email wearahatday@braintumourresearch.org or call 01296 733011.

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