Sophie’s support for Nottingham brain tumour research

An eleven-year-old has embarked upon a fundraising campaign to help children like her who have been diagnosed with brain tumours.

Sophie Robinson, from Lincoln is currently fighting a grade 4 brain tumour called Medulloblastoma and is receiving treatment at the renowned Children’s Brain tumour Research Centre in Nottingham.

Sophie is determined to help other families in her situation and help provide improved treatment and a cure for the disease.

After an intensive fundraising drive the inspirational youngster has just presented a cheque for £10,000 to the Nottingham based centre.

Family friends Kerry Wilson and Paul Munroe started the campaign by hosting a fish and chip supper and disco in June.

On August 8, Sophie hosted her own bravery and courage party for children from across Lincolnshire.

Sophie’s mum, Stacy Southwell, says the family are determined to help others.

She said: “Many people ask us why we raise funds. If you were in our situation you would understand every single day is a battle and a heart breaking nightmare.”

“If we can help just one family not to have to go through this then so be it.”

-Stacy Southwell, Sophie’s mum.

The Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, based at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, brings together a multi-disciplinary team of leading health care professionals and researchers from The University of Nottingham.

Community Fundraising Manager at The University of Nottingham, Andrew Legge, said: “We are overwhelmed with the kindness and generosity of the Lincoln community and local businesses who have gathered together to support Sophie and dozens of other children who are treated at the Nottingham Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre each year.”

“Sophie is a very special young lady and we are hugely grateful for all her fundraising achievements.”

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