13 October 2021

Thanks from John Royden

Many readers will have read last edition’s report about Head of Research, John Royden’s attempts to swim the length of Lake Geneva.

He set off from Chateau Chillon on the banks of Lake Geneva in mid-August on a clear day with lovely water. He had a strong swim through day and night, but unfortunately, at the 22 hour point the medics made the decision to pull him from the water for his own safety. He had swam 26 miles in 22 hours.

We are very proud of his attempt and all agree that his sister Emma, whose memory he was raising funds for, would be proud. Whilst initially frustrated and disappointed, the wonderful messages of support and donations he received were overwhelming and he has already booked the slot to go back next year and finish what he started.

Whilst in Switzerland John visited Dr Spencer Watson at the Ludwig Institute in Lausanne. This is one of many amazing research projects that The Brain Tumour Charity has invested in, and John was inspired and assured that The Charity only selects the very best, pioneering research and that every penny donated really does have the maximum impact through The Charity.

Many thanks to all of those who helped John raise in excess of £350,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.


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