Over the weekend the family of Scotland all-rounder Con de Lange launched a campaign to raise money for Brain Tumour Charity (The) after news of Con’s condition was made public.
Con was diagnosed with a brain tumour 10 months ago and it has been a tough journey for one of Scotland’s most liked cricketers.
Since launching the Just Giving Page the family have raised almost £7,000 with the community coming together for the cause.
Chief Executive Officer Malcolm Cannon said, “Cricket Scotland continues to support Con and his family and we have respected his wishes for confidentiality throughout this difficult period. Con has been a superb servant to the game of cricket in Scotland and is a very popular member of the squad. We are now delighted to help the cause by spreading the word throughout the broader cricketing family both at home and overseas and we know there will be an overwhelming level of support from this close-knit community.”
Sarah Lindsell, The Brain Tumour Charity’s chief executive, said: “Our warmest wishes and support are with Con de Lange after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.
“We are so grateful that he and his wife Claire are fundraising for us to help us in our mission to defeat this brutal disease.
“Like Con, 31 people a day will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumour – that’s over 11,400 a year – and our five-year research strategy A Cure Can’t Wait aims to double survival within 10 years and halve the harm brain tumours have on quality of life.”
You can make your own donation to the fund HERE