Denton Community College dedicates year of fundraising to Brain Tumour research.
Wednesday 2nd January 2019 @ 14:40 by Lee Wild
Denton & Audenshaw News

Denton Community College are raising money to help fund research into brain tumours.

The secondary school have a range of events going on throughout the 2018/19 academic year to raise cash for Brain Tumour Research.

They’ve already held a raffle and Christmas jumper day, raising more than £1,000.

Their target is £2,740 which will fund an entire day of research at the charity’s centre of excellence.

One student’s lucky parent, Michelle Delia, took home a framed Manchester Bee print after winning the school raffle.

Michelle Delia won the school raffle

The charity was chosen after a passionate plea from Tania Faverzani, 51, an Administrator at the college.

Her mother sadly passed away from a brain tumour and she’s raised funds personally ever since.

When the opportunity of a year of fundraising to support one charity came up at the school, she was keen for it to go towards Brain Tumour Research.

Tania said: “My mum died of a brain tumour and I was quite naive about them until it affects your life.

“That is our aim, to sponsor one day of research. It would be fantastic if we could do that.”

Brain tumour research only receives around one per cent of national funding for research into cancers, despite being the most deadly form of cancer for the under 40’s in the UK.

Tania said: “Most cancers do end up going to the brain. It is the biggest cancer killer in children and adults under 40 and 16,000 people in the UK alone get a brain tumour in the UK every year.

“The survival rate is not very good for the majority of those. We want to help fund the fight.

The charity has sent badges for students and staff to sell, along with wristbands and other merchandise to raise awareness.

Tania said: “People have been so kind and generous. We’ve had some fantastic prizes.

“I went up to Costco in Oldham to ask if they could donate a prize and instead they sent us a cheque for £40 which was amazing.”

DCC headteacher Greg Rule is keen on getting the school out into the community and helping others.

He said: “It is the time of year we should be thinking of others and our whole community.

“The staff, students and families at Denton Community College have been raising money for Brain Tumour Research and so far have raised an amazing £1,280.”

If you would like to support the college ‘Help Fight the Fight’ and raise £2740 for one day’s  brain tumour research in a centre of excellence, please contact Hayley Duffy, Head of Community at the college on 0161 336 2219.