Charity honoured in family magazine awards
A charity has been honoured for its fundraising efforts by a family magazine-backed scheme.
The Ali’s Dream group, started by the Phelans after their seven-year-old daughter Alison died of a brain tumour, has been recognised in the Candice Outstanding Family of the Year Awards 2009 southern section, reports the Harrow Times.
Eight relatives joined together to set up the charity, which has since raised £70,000.
Sue, Alison’s aunt, told the newspaper that the family were “determined to make a difference”.
She added Ali’s Dream wanted to follow the path set by groups such as Leukemia Research, by reducing the number of people dying of brain tumours.
“In the UK more children and people under the age of 40 lose their lives to a brain tumour than any other cancer yet it is woefully under-funded”, Sue told the publication.
Elsewhere, in other family health news, Brain Tumour Research recently called for more funding to be allocated to this type of illness.