Pirelli and Burton Albion (BAFC) have worked together for a number of years, and more recently supporters have been using the Pirelli car park – next to the Pirelli Stadium – on match days. In total, £2,500 has been raised by this activity. Pirelli kindly donated an additional £500 to bring the overall amount donated to The Brain Tumour Charity to £3,000. This follows a similar donation in 2017, when £2,500 was raised.
Pirelli Raises Money for Cancer Charity
The support for The Brain Tumour Charity came about following the sad loss of former Pirelli employee, Mark Brookes. Mark was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017 and despite two brain surgeries to remove the tumour, he sadly passed away later in July 2018.
Rebecca Brookes, Mark’s wife, has campaigned tirelessly to fundraise for the charity and remains the driving force behind the appeal. Rebecca has raised over £21,000 for the charity.
Rebecca said: “A huge thank you to Burton Albion and Pirelli for donating this very generous sum of money to the Brain Tumour Charity in memory of my beloved husband, Mark. Unfortunately, he lost his battle 18 months after being diagnosed. During his illness he was determined to raise awareness of brain tumours and hopefully one day a cure will be found to help others.”