Inspirational Hannah meets £50,000 charity target

(L to R) Craig, Vel, Hannah, David and Matthew Brown picture at Hannah's prom
(L to R) Craig, Vel, Hannah, David and Matthew Brown picture at Hannah's prom

A £50,000 campaign launched by an inspirational teenager who died from cancer has hit it’s target, the Free Press today reveals.

Hannah Brown embarked on a mission to raise tens of thousands of pounds before her death to help other young cancer patients, raising £32,000 before she died from an incurable brain tumour.

Following her death we launched our Hannah Bandana campaign in conjunction with Hannah’s family asking readers to help the 17-year-old achieve her funding legacy. And now we can reveal that the £50,000 target has been reached thanks to the support of generous wellwishers.

Hannah’s parents Vel and David said: “We know Hannah will be up there laughing and smiling and absolutely over the moon. She’ll be saying I did it.

“We are so proud of Hannah. Hannah couldn’t have done this without the support from everyone, even people who didn’t know her were so inspired that they wanted to help.”

Hannah was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year after experiencing problems with her hearing. Despite undergoing treatment and enduring countless operations, Hannah, of Hatfield, continued her studies at Ash Hill Academy and sporting activities, including sitting and passing two GCSE exams in hospital the day after having brain surgery.

Vel and David added: “Right from finding out about the tumour Hannah’s main focus was not for herself but for others

“We were told brain tumours are one of the biggest child killers but people are blind to it, you never really hear much about it, so Hannah was really keen to raise awareness and to help fund research.”

Hannah’s fundraising total stood at £50,249, earlier this week. All the money raised will go to Parents Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia (PACT) which supported Hannah and her family.

Along with her charity work, Hannah was also played for Doncaster Belles U16s and won numerous titles with Pilkington Recreation Bowling Club including coming runner-up in the South Yorkshire Juniors Crown Green Bowls Tournament the day after her diagnosis.

She also qualified for the All England Junior Ladies Final.