- Mon 19 Jul 2021
Bradleys are pleased to present a cheque amounting to £225 to Charlie Gwillim (pictured), with the donation going to Brain Tumour Research charity.
Bradleys partook in a 'Euro 2020' sweepstake across several of its 30 South West branches, with the Sidmouth branch coming out on top (a bitter sweet moment with England on the losing side), and as an office collectively the branch wanted to donate the £225 (including Gift Aid) winnings to a charity very close to their hearts.
Charlie Gwillim, 29, lives in Sidmouth with her fiancé Rob and is a hugely popular figure amongst the town, having ran a successful embroidery shop. Sadly, two years ago, having suffered from migraines Charlie went to the opticians. The optician referred Charlie to a hospital scan, where they revealed a brain tumour.
Charlie was operated days after receiving the diagnosis. They took out a tennis-ball size of tumour. Sadly, what was left was the size of a thumbnail and could not be removed because it would have left her in a vegetative state.
Two weeks later it was revealed Charlie had a stage 3 terminal brain tumour.
Despite the diagnosis, Charlie astounds everyone with her strength, positivity and infectious smile. Her tumour is still the same size as it was following treatment.
Manager Ben Morgan said "Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Everybody was shocked to discover Charlie’s diagnosis, and we will continue to support her. We would love for others to make a donation if they are able to. No matter how big or small, it all will help go towards this incredibly important cause"
To make a donation, please go to www.braintumourresearch.org