Shopping centre will support local charity

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GUNWHARF Quays will now be supporting Brain Tumour Research.

The charity, which has its research centre at the University of Portsmouth, wants to raise funds and awareness of the disease, which kills more people under 40 than any other cancer.

Peter Emery, director of Gunwharf Quays, said: ‘Brain Tumour Research is a charity close to the hearts of everyone here at Gunwharf Quays and so it is a great pleasure to be able to help support it in its fight to find a cure.

‘Throughout the year we will be organising lots of different fundraising events and hope that our visitors will join us in support of such a worthy cause.’

The activities start on April 14, with the charity’s Wear A Hat Day.

Sue Farrington-Smith from the charity said: ‘We are thrilled to have the support of Gunwharf Quays as Brain Tumour Research receives less than one per cent of national cancer research spending so it’s crucial that we help fund more laboratory-based investigations so that generations to come stand a better chance of survival.’