This month’s charity is the Wight Brainy Bunch who provide support to families on the Isle of Wight affected by brain tumours. They provide funding for travel to Southampton for treatment, purchasing of specialist equipment, counselling, physiotherapy, cognitive therapy to aid rehabilitation and memory making breaks for those with a terminal diagnosis. They also hold monthly support groups.
The Wight Brainy Bunch was set up by Mark Grimes and his wife Kathryn, from the Isle of Wight, following Mark’s diagnosis of a brain tumour in February 2015. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and young adults under the age of 40 and is tragically overlooked and underfunded. It became apparent to Mark and Kathryn, through their own experience, that there was a distinct lack of support on the Isle of Wight for this devastating disease.
This is Alayna. You can read more about Alayna’s story on the Wight Brainy Bunch Facebook page.
It is important that we all follow the government advice at this current time. We support people cycling as their chosen mode of exercise, and that people continue to use the Red Squirrel Trail – though please take care to stay 2m from other trail users. We have deliberately set a very low distance target again this month because we don’t want to encourage people to cycle more than they really need to.
Stay fit but stay safe.