‘We wouldn’t be here without you’ National charity thanks Norfolk couple for their fight against brain tumours

Claire and Tristan Cork, Finnbar's Force, at the Brain Tumour Research 10th anniverary. Photo: Submi

Claire and Tristan Cork, Finnbar's Force, at the Brain Tumour Research 10th anniverary. Photo: Submitted - Credit: Archant

The parents of a five-year-old from Norfolk who lost his life to a brain tumour were thanked by the head of a national charity at its 10th anniversary celebration for their contribution to the cause.

Tristan Cork, Finnbar's Force, with TV personality Caprice Bourret, who suffered a brain tumour a fe

Tristan Cork, Finnbar's Force, with TV personality Caprice Bourret, who suffered a brain tumour a few years ago. Photo: Submitted - Credit: Archant

Claire and Tristan Cork from Hethersett lost their five-year-old son Finnbar in August 2016 just five months after doctors discovered an aggressive tumour on his brain.

Frustrated with the lack of research being conducted into childhood brain tumours, the couple founded charity Finnbar's force to support studies and provide relief for families affected by the disease.

In recognition of their work, the couple were invited to a reception at Westminster on Tuesday (April 30) to mark the tenth anniversary of the charity Brain Tumour Research.

Chief Executive Sue Farrington Smith MBE said: 'We want to thank Claire and Tristan, along with each and every one of our supporters. We are inspired by all of you. We wouldn't be here without you. And we are here for you.'


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