A NORTH Yorkshire MP is offering his support to a family set to hold a charity walk in memory of their son.

Andrew and Julie Elsworth held their "twilight" walk to raise funds for The Brian Tumour Charity on October 3 and Rishi Sunak offered his support.

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The walk on Sunday was especially poignant for the family because Andrew's only son and Julie's stepson, Daniel Elsworth, passed away with a brain tumour only two weeks ago, aged 35.

Daniel, a former English teacher and keen golfer from Ripon was diagnosed in 2016 with a glioblastoma brain tumour, which is the most aggressive form of the disease.

Mr Elsworth, 61, who runs a cleaning business in Northallerton with Julie, said: "Prior to my son being diagnosed, I am sad to say I had no awareness that this illness was so common in the UK and around the world, affecting children and adults of all ages with such tragic outcomes.

“When I found out about Daniel, my immediate reaction was to set about learning as much as I could to find him a cure, believing mistakenly that there was a cure out there somewhere, and finding out very quickly there was not - only palliative care to try and buy time for him.

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Mr Sunak, MP for Richmond, said: "I was pleased to support the Elsworths and their efforts to raise awareness and funds for research into the disease which so tragically took Daniel from them and the rest of his family.


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