A HARLOW College staff member will be completing a 58km hike to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity, the world leader in brain tumour research, in memory of his brother.
Tom Stokes, Head of the Harlow Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) at the college, will take part in the Jurassic Coast Challenge on Saturday June 8 alongside his wife Lisa, with the hike between Poole and Weymouth estimated to take between 12 and 16 hours.
And the cause for which they are raising money is very close to Tom’s heart.
He said: “The reason we picked that charity is because this year commemorates five years since my brother Michael died.
“He died of a very rare brain tumour and he had quite a short battle with it unfortunately. So hopefully we can raise some money and stop it happening to another family.”
Tom and Lisa have so far managed to raise nearly £700 and are hoping to reach their target of at least £800.
If you wish to donate to the cause, please visit the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lisa-stokes7
Photo: Tom Stokes