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KIND KANTILAL: 85-year-old from Pinner completes walking challenge in memory of friend 

 Published on: 1st March 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

An 85-year-old grandfather from Pinner took on the challenge of walking 10,000 steps throughout February, to raise money for charity Brain Tumour Research.

Kantilal Manji was inspired to take part in the challenge after his Watford based friend Mahendra Mehta, aged 68, passed away seven months after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.

Lavina Mehta MBE, Mahendra’s daughter-in-law, said: “We are so humbled that Kantilal is taking on this epic walk. He is just 5 foot 3, has had a hip replacement and suffers from bronchitis, but despite the freezing cold weather, he hasn’t missed a day getting out to complete his steps.

“Like Kantilal, my dad was a devoted grandfather, father and husband, dedicating his life to his family and charitable causes.”

Brain Tumour Research funds sustainable research at dedicated centres in the UK. It also campaigns for the Government and the larger cancer charities to invest more in research into brain tumours in order to speed up new treatments for patients and, ultimately, to find a cure. 

Charlie Allsebrook, community development manager at Brain Tumour Research, said: “Mahendra’s passing affected a lot of people and we will be thinking of him especially on 24 February – the seventh anniversary.”

To donate go to braintumourresearch.org/donation/donate-now and share reason for supporting as “Kantilal Manji 10,000 Steps.”

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