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More than £20k donated to Brain Tumour Charity by leading retailer

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

The Brain Tumour Charity has received a £21,271 donation from a leading high street retailer following two years of fundraising.

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill stores across the UK held fundraising events to help boost the total.

Stores supported the charity by organising a variety of activities encouraging staff and customers to dig deep, from pirate parties to cupcake making competitions.

Lynn Candlish, Retail Operations Coordinator at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, said: “We are very proud of all of our stores for supporting the Brain Tumour Charity and helping to raise such an amazing total.

“We’d also like to thank all of our wonderful customers who made a donation during events in their local store.

“We hope the charity will be able to use the donation to help it continue its vital research work.”

The Brain Tumour Charity is the UK's largest dedicated brain tumour charity, committed to fighting brain tumours on all fronts.

Charlotte Bradford, Head of Fundraising for The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are hugely grateful to all the staff at The Edinburgh Woollen Mill and everyone who has supported them, in their second year of raising vital funds for research and of driving awareness of brain tumours.

“This year their whole team efforts have passed an incredible £21,200 towards our supporter fund, The Super Sams Fund.

“Every year, over 11,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour - that's 30 a day - and our five-year research strategy A Cure Can't Wait aims to double survival within 10 years and halve the harm caused by brain tumours on quality of life."

“We are committed to fighting for all those people whose lives are turned upside down by this devastating disease. The continued support of The Edinburgh Woollen Mill is part of this commitment.”

Over £500 million is spent on cancer research every year in the UK and only two per cent is spent on brain cancer. The Brain Tumour Charity is working hard to change this for the 11,000 people diagnosed each year, and their family and friends.

Find out more: https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

Further details on The Edinburgh Woollen Mill product range and store network can be found by visiting www.ewm.co.uk and www.facebook.com/edinburghwoollenmill.