When I started this charitable project 7 months ago, a huge part of the inspiration came from my dad. He had an insatiable love for the world and a fascination for the people that lived in it. Growing up with him as a role model, he inspired me to be more attentive, more thoughtful and more considerate than came naturally to me. In short, he inspired me to be better.
When he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, my world stopped.
I watched as slowly, my hero was taken away from me. His motor functions stopped working, his body deteriorated, his muscle wasted away. It felt like an impossibly cruel end to a life that was cut too short. So this month, the month of his birthday, I am raising money in his memory for the Brain Tumour Charity. Over 5,000 people die every year from brain tumours; the Brain Tumour Charity is funding research with the aim to double the survival rate and lower the harm caused by brain tumours.
As usual, for every £2 that you donate, I will enter your name into a prize draw to win an original art work. You can get the full details on how it works here. This is a charity that is very close to my heart. If you’d like to find out more about the charity, you can get lots of information here. If you’d like to make a donation to this appeal, you can do so here. Thank you so much for your generosity.
In memory of my fantastic dad, Tony Masters. Missed every day.