Fundraising by the family and friends of a woman diagnosed with an incurable brain tumour is going from strength to strength as she continues to fight back against the cancer.
Cat Anderson, who was born in Glasgow, raised in Corby and now lives in Uppingham, has an incurable malignant brain tumour.
But the bravery of Cat, who is also known as ‘Cat In A Hat’ because she wears an assortment of hats, has inspired family and friends to raise thousands of pounds.
After she was diagnosed with a brain tumour in August 2014, people have been holding fundraisers to help the family with travel and living costs while she is undergoing treatment.
The support has just snowballed and the fundraising group now has more than 2,000 members on its Facebook page.
Cat’s dad Robert Anderson of Kettering, who jumped out of a plane despite his fear of heights to help with the fundraising efforts, said: “Cat has now completed her chemotherapy which has been ongoing, in some shape or form, since her first operation in September 2014.
The nature of Cat’s tumour suggests we will never win the war, but Cat is winning battles along the wayRobert Anderson
“Her latest scan results are encouraging in that it shows that the swelling around the tumour is reducing, and if anything, the tumour itself appears smaller.
“The nature of Cat’s tumour suggests we will never win the war, but Cat is winning battles along the way and we are thankful for that.
“And recently Brain Tumour Research has granted Cat in a Hat umbrella status, which means that they recognise the good work and fundraising capabilities of our group.”
Robert, also known as Rab, said they have just got some collecting tins with the Cat In A Hat logo on them, and they are hoping to distribute these around the area.
If any local businesses or organisations would like to have a collecting tin, they can contact Robert via the Facebook page by searching for Cat In A Hat or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more details about Brain Tumour Research, go to www.braintumourresearch.org.