"i just want to live for every day" Postie raising awareness around brain tumours

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A postman from Bedfordshire who is recovering from a brain tumour is supporting a local charity's campaign to raise vital funds for research.

According to Brain Tumour Research which is based in Milton Keynes, brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer.

16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year.

Yet the Brain Tumour Charity says research into brain tumours is woefully underfunded. Survival rates are just 11% and treatments haven't changed in 40 years.

Matt recovering in hospital after his surgery

Matt Shanley lives with sight loss, muscle weakness and seizures following his surgery to remove a large cancerous growth three years ago at Addenbrookes Hospital.

The grandfather of three has been unable to drive since having the surgery.

The 'Wear a Hat Day' will raise money for Brain Tumour Research Credit: Brain Tumour Research

Matt and his wife, Julie, are keen to raise awareness so they're backing 'wear a hat day' to raise money for Brain Tumour Research.

The charity event has been going for more than a decade and has raised in excess of two million pounds.

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