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Hospital staff don bandanas to raise awareness of brain tumours

Staff and patients helping to raise awareness of Brain Tumours Day

Staff at Queen’s Hospital and members of a Romford support group donned Bandanas for Brain Tumours Day. 

The national day was organised by the Brain Tumour Charity to raise awareness of brain tumours and funds for research into early diagnosis.

Staff on the neurosurgery ward at the hospital, run by Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospital NHS Trust, joined members of the Romford Brain Tumour Support Group by wearing the colourful bandanas to raise awareness of the group.

Bridget DeAbreu, whose husband Jose was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2009, said: “It’s so important to have events like this.

“When Jose was diagnosed, we felt like we had nowhere to turn. The group provides so much support, it’s the best thing we ever found. We share a lot of laughs, a lot of tears, and lots of tea, coffee and cake.”

The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month at the Salvation Army in High Street, Romford. Members also hold regular information stalls at Queen’s Hospital.

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