Enfield woman raises nearly £8,000 for National Brain Appeal after running London Marathon in memory of her brother

Enfield Independent: Lynda Priddle raised nearly £8,000 for the National Brain Appeal, the highest of all marathon runners for the cause Lynda Priddle raised nearly £8,000 for the National Brain Appeal, the highest of all marathon runners for the cause

An Enfield woman running in memory of her brother was the top fundraiser for a brain charity at this year's London marathon.

Lynda Priddle, of Kenilworth Road, Enfield lost her brother, Stuart Rainbow to a brain tumour in December 2013, a year after he was diagnosed.

Spurred on by his memory, Ms Priddle ran the marathon in four hours and thirty one minutes and has managed to raise just under £8,000 for the National Brain Appeal, the highest total of all 27 people running in aid of the charity.

She said: “We are approaching the six-month anniversary of my brother Stuart losing his fight against brain cancer. He was an amazing man who managed to keep his courage and sense of humour till the end and we miss him immensely.

“I’m so grateful to everyone who has supported me and helped me raise nearly £8,000 for The National Brain Appeal charity. Whilst nothing can replace Stuart, it gives us as a family comfort to know that the money we have raised will help other patients and families.”

Theresa Dauncey, chief executive of The National Brain Appeal, said:  “I am always so impressed and humbled by the number of supporters who take part in the London Marathon and other challenge events for The National Brain Appeal.

“I know how much strength and determination it takes to train, prepare and then make it to the finish line. It is a fantastic achievement and the money they have raised is a significant boost to our Operating Theatres Appeal.”

An estimated £62,000 was raised in total for the National Brain Appeal.

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