One of our most successful activities was to support local cancer victim and campaigner Anna Swabey who raised over £100,000 for brain tumour research and whose work for an online petition forced a government debate to win more funding for work on a cure for brain tumours.
Anna, who had a terminal brain tumour illness herself, was such a success that she won a Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland ‘Young Citizen of the Year’ award and was also presented with a Chairman of Durham County Council’s Medal.
Anna’s commitment to brain tumour research impressed us so much that we made her an honorary Rotarian.
Unfortunately, Anna lost her fight against the illness but her memory and legacy lives on.
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During 2022, with the help of our County Councillors and funding from the Great Aycliffe and Middridge Partnership - GAMP, Rotary Newton Aycliffe bought a trailer, and it was a natural progression to then make the decision to have a new Santa Sleigh.more