Family launch walk in memory of mum

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50-mile charity walk launched in Gosport mums memory

Pictured: Helen Bulbeck from Brainstrust is pictured at Trinity Landing, Isle of Wight, with Jon Jones and his children, 14-year-old Adrienne and 12-year-old Isaac.

The family of a Gosport woman who died of a brain tumour in 2016 have helped the Isle of Wight-based charity she supported to launch a two-day, 50-mile fundraising walk around the island.

 

Jon Jones, his 14-year-old daughter Adrienne and 12-year-old son Isaac, from Lee-on-Solent, Gosport, joined Helen Bulbeck, co-founder and director of services at brainstrust, to launch the charitys third Follow the Seagulls two-day walk, which starts on 1 April and will cover a 50-mile route around the Isle of Wight.

 

Mum Jo Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, took part in the 2016 Follow the Seagulls walk. She died last summer.

 

Adrienne Jones said: "Mum really enjoyed the walk. It was a challenge for all of us, but it felt good afterwards. I w
gosport 50-mile charity walk 50-mile charity walk launched in Gosport mums memory Pictured: Helen Bulbeck from Brainstrust is pictured at Trinity Landing, Isle of Wight, with Jon Jones and his children, 14-year-old Adrienne and 12-year-old Isaac. The family of a Gosport woman who died of a brain tumour in 2016 have helped the Isle of Wight-based charity she supported to launch a two-day, 50-mile fundraising walk around the island. Jon Jones, his 14-year-old daughter Adrienne and 12-year-old son Isaac, from Lee-on-Solent, Gosport, joined Helen Bulbeck, co-founder and director of services at brainstrust, to launch the charitys third Follow the Seagulls two-day walk, which starts on 1 April and will cover a 50-mile route around the Isle of Wight. Mum Jo Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, took part in the 2016 Follow the Seagulls walk. She died last summer. Adrienne Jones said: "Mum really enjoyed the walk. It was a challenge for all of us, but it felt good afterwards. I w
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THE family of a Gosport woman who died from a brain tumour last year have launched a 50-mile fundraising walk around the Isle of Wight.

Jon Jones, his 14-year-old daughter Adrienne and 12-year-old son Isaac, from Lee-on-the-Solent, Gosport, have launched the Follow The Seagulls walk in partnership with the charity Braintrust.

Braintrust is a charity that provides 24/7 support for brain tumour patients and their carers and recently launched the UK’s first nationwide brain tumour support service for children.

Mother Jo Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, took part in the 2016 Follow The Seagulls walk, before she died last summer.

Adrienne said: ‘Mum really enjoyed the walk. It was a challenge for all of us, but it felt good afterwards. I was really proud of her.’

Jo was a huge advocate for Braintrust and a friend of everyone at the charity.

Helen Bulbeck, who represented the charity at the launch, said: ‘Jo was an inspiration to us all.

‘Her strength and determination were amazing, and she faced everything with dignity and courage.

‘This year’s Follow The Seagulls walk is in her memory. The money raised will help us to continue supporting the thousands of people like Jo who are affected by brain tumours every year.’

The long-distance walk will start in Cowes on April 1, and follow a clockwise route around the coast of the island before finishing in Yarmouth the following day.

Last year’s walk raised more than £20,000, but Braintrust hopes to hit £50,000 this year.

For full details about Follow The Seagulls and how to get involved, visit braintumour50.com.

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