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Charity set up in memory of brain tumour victim closes down

PUBLISHED: 09:28 13 September 2018 | UPDATED: 10:07 13 September 2018

Lisa Wiles, who died from a brain tumour

Lisa Wiles, who died from a brain tumour

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A charity set up in memory of a woman who died from a brain tumour has closed down.

Left to right: Red Wellies trustees Rosalie Wiles (left), Trish Moore (centre) and Mervyn Wiles (right) with  neurosurgical registrar Richard Mair and consultant neurosurgeon Stephen Price at the opening of the lab named in memory of Lisa Wiles Picture: Cambridge University HospitalsLeft to right: Red Wellies trustees Rosalie Wiles (left), Trish Moore (centre) and Mervyn Wiles (right) with neurosurgical registrar Richard Mair and consultant neurosurgeon Stephen Price at the opening of the lab named in memory of Lisa Wiles Picture: Cambridge University Hospitals

Mother-of-three Lisa Wiles, from Blackborough End, near King’s Lynn, died from an aggressive cancer in 2011.

Her family set up the Lisa Wiles Red Wellies Brain Tumour Research Fund to raise funds for research.

They have donated almost £143,000 to The University Of Cambridge at Addenbrookes Hospital for research into finding a cure for Glioblastoma Multiforme brain tumours.

The hospital has bought medical research equipment with the money and dedicated a new Laboratory to Lisa and Red Wellies.

Father Mervyn Wiles said the charity had to close due to current trustees’ increasing business commitments and health issues.

He said the family and Red Wellies trustees would like to thank all of their supporters, many of whom have been regular fundraisers for Red Wellies.


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