Over £25,000 raised in memory of Peterhead teenager

Emma Sim
Emma Sim

Over £25,000 has been raised in memory of a Peterhead teenager who tragically died last year after developing a brain tumour.

Emma Sim, 17, lost her battle with the tumour on November 19 2015 and since then her friends and family have raised the incredible £25,000 figure for The Brain Tumour Charity.

Charity night art the Buchan Braes in memory of Emma Sim

Charity night art the Buchan Braes in memory of Emma Sim

The latest charity night in Emma’s memory was held at the Buchan Braes on Saturday September 3, raising £5,616.

Kelly Green, Emma’s cousin who helps organise the charity nights, said: “Until Emma was diagnosed we never knew how little money goes to the Brain Tumour Charity.

“So we just wanted to raise as much money as we can and as much awareness of brain tumours as we can.”

The Brain Tumour Charity say that brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding goes on brain tumours in the UK.

On top of the local charity nights organised in Emma’s memory her friends and family have also been embarking on trips around the world to try and raise money for the charity.

Last year a group cycled to Vietnam in Emma’s name and in April next year Kelly and three others will trek the Great Wall of China in five days in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity.

To donate to the trek of China visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/KellyStephLauren or donate to The Brain Tumour Charity at www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/supporter-groups/groups/the-emma-sim-fund/