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Ward Faith Media are proud to announce that we are now the Charity Partner for In Sue’s Name. Upon hearing Sue’s story from her dear Father David we felt compelled to help. We look forward to joining them at several events throughout the year to help raise funds and support with our media partnerships.

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In Sue’s Name was founded in 2014 by David Taylor in memory of his beloved daughter Sue Blasotta, who died in 2011 of brain tumours.

Sue was devoted to her husband Joe and their children Sasha and Daniel. She adored her career, first in recruitment with Reed Employment and then as a Family Support Officer at St Ignatius College. But she was also passionate about raising funds for cancer research, having lost several family members to the disease including her grandma and grandad. She took part in five 5k Race For Life runs at Trent Park in North London, as well as completing a sky dive — despite being terrified of heights.

Sue was diagnosed with three lesions on the brain in November 2010 and died just six weeks later, facing death with tremendous courage while leaving two young children without a mother. Over 800 people attended her funeral.

 

Brain tumours are especially tragic as they tend to strike young people and, although brain cancer is a bigger killer of people under 40 than any other form of cancer and that incidence is rising by 2 per cent a year, brain tumour research accounts for less than 1% of government funding into cancer research.

The scale of the disease was brought home to all of us when two other families from the same parish suffered a similar loss at around the time that Sue died.

It seemed important then that In Sue’s Name should be set up to honour Sue’s memory and legacy by campaigning to change that, and with brain cancers continuing to increase year on year, it seems even more urgent now.

In Sue’s Name has attracted a wonderful group of patrons who have been happy to support us and associate themselves with our efforts: 

  • Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool; 
  • Entertainer Don Maclean KSS MBE; 
  • Peter Coates, Chairman of Bet365 and Stoke City FC; 
  • Actor and comedian Steve Coogan; and 
  • Sir Tom Farmer CVO, CBE, KCSG, FRSE, DL, former chairman founder of Kwik-Fit.

The charity also has a Board of Trustees and a Friends of Sue group which supports and assists the day-to-day running. The heart of In Sue’s Name, though, is our dedicated team of fundraisers and administrators – many friends and family of Sue and others like her, all victims of this terrible disease we’re determined to fight.

For further information or if you would like to donate please go to www.insuesname.org.uk

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