David Philip Crooks Fund tops £30,000 after another successful Kirkintilloch community event

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The family of a popular bowler and choir member have gathered together to raise cash to battle the illness which took his life five years ago.

David Crooks, from Kirkintilloch, died in January 2009 at the age of just 26 after waging a courageous seven month battle against a brain tumour.

Later that year his parents, Dorothy and George, organised the first annual fundraiser at St David’s Memorial Park Church, in Kirkintilloch.

Recently the fifth event, now known at the ‘Munch Brunch’, was held at the church and included home biking, a tombola and a raffle.

There was also a silent auction for a scroll containing the signatures of the entire victorious Rangers 1972 European Cup Winners’ Cup team.

The event, which was opened by local councillor Gemma Welsh, raised a record £1,800 for the David Philip Crooks Fund, which supports the Brain Tumour Charity.

It means that the fund has now raised a remarkable £31,000 since David’s death.

Dad George said: “It was a very successful day and it was nice to see all of David’s old pals who still come to the events and talk about him. It’s fantastic that they are all behind us.

For more information about the charity, or to make a donation, just go to www.thebraintumourcharity.org

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