£4,000 for brain tumour research
MORE than 100 people were entertained at a blacktie fundraiser.
The dinner was held at Hall Barn, Beaconsfield, on Friday, September 26, and raised more than £4,000 for Brain Tumour Research – the chosen charity of former mayor Sandy Saunders, whose daughter died from the disease.
The dinner, which was the inaugural event promoted by The Beaconsfield Heritage Trust to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Literary Club, co-founded by Sir Joshua Reynolds and 18thcentury Beaconsfield politician Edmund Burke, was followed by a talk by Jesse Norman, author of the biography of Burke.
Mr Saunders said:
EVENT: Dominic Grieve MP, Sandy Saunders and Jesse Norman, with his biography of Edmund Burke. The dagger is the one Mr Burke produced in the House of Commons in 1792 as he spoke in favour of the Aliens Bill “Many people will be aware any other cancer, yet just that Brain Tumour one per cent of national Research is a charity close cancer research spending to my heart because we lost goes on brain tumours. our daughter Diana to a “I am delighted that the brain tumour just three event seems to have been a weeks after diagnosis. great success and
“But they may not realise particularly delighted that that brain tumours kill it raised a significant sum more children and adults which will fund valuable under the age of 40 than research.”