Rob Williams, was a strong, fit and healthy Cheshire dairy farmer and very rarely needed a GP, until last summer. The symptoms were simple, it could quite easily have been knackered farmer syndrome, but instead an MRI scan showed shadowing on the brain and within the week Robert was admitted for brain surgery to obtain a biopsy. The subsequent diagnosis is that he has a deep brain Glioblastoma, which is a grade 4 tumour, this is not only incurable but also inoperable. What Robert's family came to realise at this point was how limited the treatment options available are and how underfunded brain cancer research is. The caring support given from The Brain Tumour Charity to Robert & Sarah and their three children since the diagnosis has been exceptional .
The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours. They fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality of life. They are committed to having the biggest possible impact for every person affected by a brain tumour, and to defending the most amazing part of the human body.
This has inspired the creation of Team Robster. Many businesses & friends have come together to raise funds through, YFC Entertainments, Walking, Baking, Cooking bacon butties, 10k runs & training for a Triathlon. Following on from Go Sober in October 2018 for Macmillan, for which we are so grateful that so many people supported. The big event for 2019 was a team of 12 friends including Sarah trained for the Great North Run (Half Marathon) on September 8th, which was the anniversary of Robert's first scan and thankfully Rob was well enough too see us come across the finish line.
Robert & Sarah, Laura, Jess & Max would like to thank everyone sincerely for already taking the time to help us raise funds for this valuable charity that has come into and touched all our lives.
Many more events are still being planned, to find the next event follow their story by searching ‘Team Robster’ on facebook