THE death of a much-loved brother and uncle is the continuing inspiration behind a family’s journey to help find a cure for brain tumours.

Since losing Adam Forster five years ago, his family has raised more than £20,000 for the Brain Tumour Research charity in his memory with events including a Halloween Ball, sponsored cycle rides and an annual Santa Run.

Now his sister, Kerry Robson, his nieces, Lauren, age 16, Ellie, 14, and Gracie, 11 and mum Ann Forster are stepping out once again to raise funds to help find a cure and to raise awareness of the disease.

They are among the first to sign up for the charity’s Rising Sun Walk of Hope which takes place in North Tyneside on Saturday, September 28.

Mr Forster, who farmed at Shotley Bridge, near Consett, was 42 when he passed away in May 2014.

A bachelor and keen hunting man who followed the Braes of Derwent and Tynedale and Haydon hunts, he had been diagnosed less than a year before with an inoperable grade four glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour.

Mrs Robson, who is now Show Secretary for the Northumberland County Show, said: “We owe it to Adam to do all we can in his memory in order to help others.

“Copying with his diagnosis and then his loss has taken a dreadful toll on our family but I know he would be pleased to think that we are making the best of things without him and are trying our best to help others.”

The Walk of Hope is a gentle three-mile walk held at Rising Sun Country Park, North Tyneside.

Matthew Price, community fundraising manager for for Brain Tumour Research, said: “We are extremely grateful to Kerry and her family for their ongoing commitment to support Brain Tumour Research.

“Sadly, brain tumours are indiscriminate and can affect anyone at any age.

What’s more they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

“Just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.”

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