A cancer research charity is celebrating after winning a Buckinghamshire Business Award.
Brain Tumour Research, in Padbury, were presented with the award in the rural business category at an event at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre recently.
Chief executive Sue Farrington Smith said: “We had a lovely evening and winning this award is a fantastic recognition from our home county of what we are trying to achieve.
“It will spur us on to reach our aim of finding a cure for the cancer which kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other, yet receives just one per cent of national cancer research spending. The award is a tribute not only to the hard work of the staff here but also a testament to the strength of our supporters in Bucks and indeed across the UK.”
Joining Mrs Farrington Smith was patron, actor and Bucks resident, Ian Reddington.
Brain Tumour Research was launched in April 2009 following the re-registering of The Diana Ford Trust, a charity set up by president of Brain Tumour Research and current mayor of Beaconsfield, Sandy Saunders, after having lost a daughter to a brain tumour in 2002.
It is one of councillor Saunders’ chosen charities during his tenure as mayor.
James Crossley, 22, of Steeple Claydon, who has been left disabled by his childhood brain tumour, volunteers with the charity. He said: “My whole family is frustrated that still so little is known about brain tumours. We’ve always backed Brain Tumour Research – so we are delighted the charity has been recognised with a Bucks Business Award. It is well deserved and I hope it encourages more people to help fund research.”