Search

Woodford Green widow raises more than £4,000 for charity

PUBLISHED: 16:42 02 October 2018

More than 100 of David's friends, family and colleagues walked in his memory. Picture: Brain Tumour Research Charity

More than 100 of David's friends, family and colleagues walked in his memory. Picture: Brain Tumour Research Charity

Archant

More than 100 walkers in bright pink T-shirts descended on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in memory of a Woodford Green husband and father who died from a brain tumour.

The route was three miles long. Picture: Brain Tumour ResearchThe route was three miles long. Picture: Brain Tumour Research

The David Hetherington Memorial Walk of Hope saw friends, family members and colleagues embark on a three-mile route around the Straford park to raise money for research into the disease.

The event was led by Power of David (PoD), a group set up under the umbrella of the Brain Tumour Research charity, to help fund the fight against the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

David was diagnosed with a low-grade oligoastrocytoma brain tumour when his wife, Shaz, was 31 weeks pregnant with their first child. Over time, his tumour changed to a grade four glioblastoma – a highly aggressive form of the disease – and he underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy.

Sadly the treatment was unsuccessful and he died in November 2016, leaving Shaz and their children Layla and Daniel, who were aged four and two.

More than £4,000 was raised. Picture: Brain Tumour ResearchMore than £4,000 was raised. Picture: Brain Tumour Research

In his memory, Shaz has gone on to raise more than £25,000 for Brain Tumour Research and founded PoD to continue David’s legacy.

She said: “I’m delighted that the Walk of Hope was such a success and that so many people turned out to help us fundraise.

“Many of us are inspired by David’s memory but we are also walking in honour of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer daily from this disease. We can’t sit back and let this situation continue.”

Janice Wright, community fundraising manager for Brain Tumour Research, said: “It was incredible to see so many people turn out for the Walk of Hope.

“Seeing over 100 people in their bright pink Brain Tumour Research T-shirts highlighted that there is strength in numbers, and together we can help bring an end to this devastating disease.

“We are extremely grateful for everyone who joined in the event and hope that their efforts will inspire others to fundraise.

The money raised will help us to fund dedicated UK Centres of Excellence where scientists are focused on improving outcomes for patients and, ultimately, finding a cure.”
To donate to Power of David go justgiving.com/fundraising/power-of-david

Latest Ilford Stories

A Gants Hill chicken shop caught employing three undocumented migrants and fined £20,000 could have its licence revoked.

Yesterday, 19:22

Dagenham & Redbridge could potentially face an away tie against National League North side Southport in the first round of the FA Cup.

Yesterday, 18:00

Cricklefield Stadium in Ilford to host talent ID evening this week

Yesterday, 17:00

The clash at Meadow Park on December 8 will now kick-off at 12.35pm

Yesterday, 16:03

Dagenham & Redbridge have signed attacker Angelo Balanta from National League rivals Boreham Wood.

Hugo Lloris denies ‘Arnie’ and the Hammers in one-sided second half

Yesterday, 12:30

The new boss at Gallagher Stadium reflected on the FA Cup victory and backed Saturday’s opposition, the O’s, to secure promotion

Yesterday, 15:30

Ilford became possessed with the spirit of Mexico as performers and residents - painted as the skeletons of their late ancestors - paraded through High Road.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Exchange Ilford is a shopping centre on a mission to make it a more welcoming and accessible place to the people of Redbridge.

An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now