Portsmouth swimming star Katy Sexton calls on MPS to boost brain tumour research funds

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GB SWIM star Katy Sexton was among a team of campaigners who marched on Westminster to demand more funding for research into brain tumours.

Katy, of Portsmouth, joined national charity Brain Tumour Research in urging MPs to reverse the ‘unacceptable’ level of investment into finding a cure for the disease, which affects 60,000 people in the UK.

She was there to represent her sister Kelly Lee, who was diagnosed with a tumour on her pituitary gland eight years ago, aged 29. The tumour was successfully removed and Kelly now runs a dog grooming business in Waterlooville.

Figures show brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. But only one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to the disease.