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Blues Show Support For Brain Tumour Research

Look out for bucket collectors around the ground

2 April 2018

Jack Whatmough and Luke McGee show their support for Brain Tumour Research

Pompey are proud to support Brain Tumour Research – the only national charity in the UK dedicated to funding continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours – at today’s game.

Our outfield players will be raising awareness and showing support for the charity today by wearing stylish pink t-shirts during the warm-up.

And they will be joined on the pitch by seven-year-old fan Harry St Ledger, who is having radiotherapy to treat a brain tumour which was diagnosed earlier this year.

Brain tumours are, sadly, indiscriminate – they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer and yet just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Brain Tumour Research is a leading voice in this country, calling for greater support and action for research into brain tumours. It funds a network of four dedicated Centres of Excellence, each undertaking vital, world-class research.

One of these centres is here on your doorstep at the University of Portsmouth, where researchers are focused on finding new treatments so that patients can live longer. The ultimate aim is to find a cure.

Keep an eye out for Brain Tumour Research collectors, who will be wandering around the ground with bright yellow buckets. Please donate what you can.

Alternatively, you can give £5 by texting HAT to 70660. Full terms and conditions for text donate can be found here.

Please help us raise as much as possible. Your donation today will help fund game-changing research that will bring us closer to a cure. Thank you for your support. Together we will find a cure.

For further information and to find out how you could make a difference to Harry and the many other patients and families affected by this devastating disease, please contact your Portsmouth-based fundraising manager Tim Green on 07802 724310 or email

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