Sidmouth teen Charlotte research fundraising has £2,500 boost

PUBLISHED: 11:34 01 May 2017

Charlotte and Anglea Reid wear their hats with pride on Brain Tumour Research's Wear A Hat Day.

Charlotte and Anglea Reid wear their hats with pride on Brain Tumour Research's Wear A Hat Day.

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The teenager is raising money to fund one week of fundraising into conditions like hers and was supported by the community on Wear A Hat Day.

A Sidmouth family has thanked the community for their ‘staggering support’ to raise more than £2,500 for Brain Tumour Research.

Charlotte Reid, 16, was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour in 2015 and last year set up a fundraiser to fund a week of research into conditions like hers.

To mark Brain Tumour Research’s Wear a Hat Day, schools, businesses and organisations put on their best headwear for the teenager.

So far, Charlotte has raised £6,244 of her £19,000 total which will go towards research at Plymouth University.

Charlotte’s mum Angela said: “It’s brilliant, we had a lot of help from a lot of people. It’s a staggering amount that we did not expect to raise.

“We’re nearly a third of the way there, it’s a really good start and we have lots of ideas in the pipeline.”

The family thanked residents, Sidmouth College, Branscombe Primary School, Sid Vale Productions, Lala Choir, Devon & Cornwall Police, Fatface, Sambaties, Gliddons and Leisure East Devon for helping on the day.

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