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Family unveil ‘wall of hope’ memorial
Published 04/08/14



THE family of a man who died from a brain tumour have unveiled a plaque in his memory.

Nigel Legg, of Lambourne Road, Sonning Common, died two years ago, just six weeks after being diagnosed at the age of 49.

Mr Legg, a software engineer, had lived in Sonning Common for 16 years and was a former member of the parish council.

His widow Juliet, their sons Michael, 19, and Jamie, 14, and Mr Leggs’s father Ray, brother Martin and sister-in-law Jenny have raised almost 3,000 for the Brain Tumour Research’s centre of excellence at Portsmouth University.

The family was invited to unveil the plaque on the centre’s Wall of Hope in Mr Legg’s memory.


Mrs Legg, 46, said: “When Nigel was diagnosed we felt so desperate and he passed away within six weeks of his diagnosis but our visit to the laboratory has given us hope that some of the best scientific brains in Britain are doing all they can to find better treatments and ultimately cures for this devastating disease. Without the hard work and efforts of the charity, long-term programmes of research in dedicated centres of excellence would simply not be happening.”

The family were given a guided tour of the research centre by Geoff Pilkington, a professor of cellular and molecular neuro-oncology.They met the researchers and learned about their work — brain tumours are not like other cancers and many of the typical treatments to fight cancers elsewhere in the body cannot be applied to brain tumour patients.

Mrs Legg, an information researcher who works in Reading, said: “What we learned explained so much about the diversity of research being carried out there and the huge costs involved.

“We are now even more determined to continue with our fund-raising.”

Brain Tumour Research helps to fund a 1 million-a-year programme of research at the centre.

Prof Pilkington said: “By opening the doors to the laboratory, we aim to demystify the challenging world of brain tumour research as well as provide an opportunity to meet the team who are striving to bring us closer to cures.”

Published 04/08/14

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