BB7's Aisleyne becomes charity patron
Thursday, August 23 2007, 23:29 BST
By Daniel Kilkelly, Entertainment Reporter
The 28-year-old model became aware of the charity when her best friend Lisa Connell was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. After taking part in a 10K run in aid of Brain Tumour UK last month, Aisleyne decided that she wanted to work with the organisation on a regular basis.
"When I discovered that Brain Tumour UK received donations of less than £200,000 per year I was shocked and knew I needed to join the team and help raise awareness and money to make a difference to people's suffering," Aisleyne told Easier.com.
"Compared to other charities Brain Tumour UK’s donations are seriously low although a surprising number of people of all ages and all backgrounds suffer from this often devastating condition."
The organisation's chief executive Jenny Baker said: "Brain Tumour UK is delighted to welcome Aisleyne on board as our newest patron to help us lead by example and inspire others, especially young people who may themselves be living with a brain tumour or others who are planning to help the charity raise much needed funds."