A WOMAN is organising a walk in memory of her mum who died just four months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Lynsey Ward, who lives in Poole, became a community ambassador for The Brain Tumour Charity after losing her mum Sandra to the disease.

Sandra had four children, nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Lynsey said: “It was a time which we could not prepare for and we barely had time to get used to the idea before the disease progressed too far and fast for her to survive.

“We remember her fondly and commend her bravery; in line with her positivity and willingness to help others we could not let this disease take her away from us without there being some positive impact on other patients who are afflicted by this.”

Now Lynsey is organising a Twilight Walk in Sandra’s memory which will take place on Sunday, October 14 between Sandbanks beach and Bournemouth Pier and back again.

She said: “We’ve got walkers from all age ranges, levels of fitness and all are full of determination for this to be a successful event. The main goal is 10k full walk or whatever people can manage.

“Our main fundraising will come from sponsorship forms but we are also looking for support from businesses in the local community.”

Dame Tessa Jowell died in May at the age of 70 after losing her fight with brain cancer.

In the months before her death, Dame Tessa campaigned for more cancer treatments to be made available on the NHS.

Lynsey said: “Dame Tessa Jowell was supported by the charity and her legacy has seen some increase in awareness and funding has increased too. Brain cancer is still the most underfunded and lesser known of the cancers.”