Rugby player raises thousands for Royal Preston's neurological research

A rugby player who has been supported by the neurological team at Royal Preston Hospital has raised £23,000 for its neuroscience fund.

Friday, 7th December 2018, 1:41 pm
Updated Friday, 7th December 2018, 2:45 pm
Mark and Amy Beverley present a cheque to the Sydney Driscall Neuroscience Foundation at Royal Preston Hospital

Abbeytown player Mark Beverley, was on the pitch when he suffered a brain seizure during a rugby tackle and was airlifted to the Fulwood hospital last August.

The neurological team discovered he had a brain tumour, and after an operation in October, he is now on the road to recovery.

As a way of saying thank you, his wife Amy decided to raise money for the Sydney Driscoll Neuroscience Foundation, which enhances neuroscience education and research. She organised a charity ball, sponsored coast to coast bike rides and secured a large donation through her work - Barclay’s Bank.

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Gwen Quayle, secretary of the Sydney Driscoll Neuroscience Foundation, said: “The money is fantastic for us and will definitely help with investing in brain tumour research. It is unbelievable. We have never had such a big donation from one family, It is wonderful that somebody has gone to so much effort to help us research and cure brain tumours.

“We have raised a lot of money ourselves and recently established a new library for ward 2a which has neurosurgery books for the surgeons.”

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