A new mum is to spend six months fundraising in memory of her own mother who died suddenly from a brain tumour.
Rebecca Easter, who runs The Dance Academy in Padbury, gave birth to daughter Seren just thee weeks after her mum Pauline Daybles died on October 15 last year.
Rebecca is to fundraise up the the anniversary of her death, to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.
Rebecca’s mum, who was aged 65, had gone for a regular eye test when a small shadow was found behind her eye.
She said: “She was put on steroids and had to go into hospital just to keep tabs on her diabetes. The next morning the brain tumour was so aggressive it took her suddenly.
“This has been heartbreaking and if there was more research and awareness for this horrible illness then hopefully it will help other people so they do not have to go through the trauma we have been through as a family.
“She never got to meet her beautiful and only grand-daughter and my daughter is missing out on having her amazing nanny around due to this terrible illness.”
Rebecca added: “My mum always put everyone else first and helped anyone she could which is why I have decided to do six months of fundraising for Brain Tumour Research, from April 15 until October 15, a year to the day my mum passed away.”
As principal of The Dance Academy, Rebecca is to hold talent shows, choreography competitions, singathons, plus other events such as cake sales.
She added: “I am also looking into an event of walking the Thames in London as this was my mum’s favourite thing to do when she used to take me dance training.”
A fete and craft fayre is planned for August 20 at Padbury village hall which is open to all and a charity gala evening at the hall on October 1.
Rebecca is appealing for donations for a grand raffle for the gala event.
To kick start the fundraising at the dance school Rebecca organised a make a hat week for Wear A Hat Day for Brain Tumour Research.
If anyone can help with raffle prizes, or would like tickets for the event, call Rebecca on 07790 778336.