A fund started in memory of an ‘amazing’ and ‘much-loved’ Sutton woman has presented a cheque for £20,000 to charity.

Supporters of the Sue Robson Fund handed over the huge sum to the Brain Tumour Charity at The Sun pub, in North Street, earlier this week (May 1).

The figure has since gone above £23,000, at the time of writing, with the cheque being given on what would have been her 64th birthday.

Speaking after the event Abi Haines, the Brain Tumour Charity’s senior community fundraiser, said: “Last night was a special evening, celebrating The Sue Robson Fund reaching an incredible milestone, raising over £20,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

“It was so lovely to see Alex and Charmaine [Broughton], and meet so many of Sue’s family and friends on what would have been her 64th birthday.

“She was clearly an extremely loved lady, and the work of the family have done to keep her legacy alive is outstanding.”

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Mrs Robson, who was a director for Sutton CVS in the voluntary sector for more than 20 years, was first diagnosed with a temporal lobe tumour before she passed away in November 2014 at 60 years old.

Her story, on the Sue Robson Fund’s webpage, says she ‘fought to live her life to the full’ and was ‘always open to enjoying herself and having fun’.

Son Alex Broughton, the Sue Robson Fund’s founder, said: “[It was] such an amazing result achieved by a community of family and friends supporting us through marathons, Tough Mudder [an endurance course], 70s discos, raffles, and other events.

“All the money raised goes directly to research to help find a cure in the battle against brain tumours and we have directly funded 92 days of research.”

The commercial director and father-of-one, 36, is one of Mrs Robson’s two children, alongside Ellie Edlman who is 32.

Her husband Paul Scholes, 64, is credited as being a significant influence in the fundraising effort, supporting her through the nine-year illness.

Now the Sue Robson Fund hopes to continue raising awareness along with fundraising and support the Brain Tumour Charity alongside its research.

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