The family of a Barrowford woman, who died after battling cancer earlier this year, have made a generous donation to a brain tumour charity.

The Be More Laura Foundation, which was set up after Laura Nuttall who died in May after being diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme in 2018, has donated £25,000 to of The Brain Tumour Charity.

During her short but inspirational life, Laura was one of The Brain Tumour Charity’s fiercest champions.

She worked as a young ambassador for the charity and used her platform to spread awareness of brain tumour signs and symptoms.

Lancashire Telegraph: (L-R) Laura Nuttall and her mum, Nicola(L-R) Laura Nuttall and her mum, Nicola (Image: NQ)

Following Laura’s death in May 2023, her family set up The Be More Laura Foundation so they can continue supporting the causes that Laura was so passionate about, including research into brain tumours.

The Brain Tumour Charity is one of the first recipients of the new foundation’s support.

The £25,000 will go towards professor Susan Short’s ASTROCRAT clinical trial at the University of Leeds.

The trial will investigate whether combining nabiximols (a type of cannabis extract) and chemotherapy can help extend the lives of people diagnosed with recurrent glioblastoma.

Laura’s mum, Nicola, said: “Laura was passionate about funding research.

"She knew it was the only way to make advances in extending the life of people diagnosed with brain cancer.

“Laura was also very interested in the possible benefits of cannabis and would have been proud to have her name associated with this ground-breaking trial.”

Gina Almond, director of marketing and fundraising at The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We’re eternally grateful to The Be More Laura Foundation for their exceptional generosity and support in loving memory of Laura.

“This incredible gift will help fund research that not only aims to help extend the lives of people diagnosed with a glioblastoma – but help them enjoy a better quality of life.

“As a family, The Nuttall’s ability to turn grief into a source of hope and support for others is truly remarkable.

"We look forward to seeing all the wonderful things Nicola, Mark and Gracie achieve at The Foundation in memory of their Laura.”

You can support the Be More Laura Foundation by visiting