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Andy Foote, Chairman of Brain Tumour UK was cheered by more than 100 friends and family as he took to the streets of Solihull with the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
His route in the national relay ran from Princes Way, down Blossomfield Road to Tudor Grange sports centre where he was joined by 10-year-old brain tumour patient Iona Atkins.
In 2001, Andy who lives in Dorridge, set up The Joseph Foote Trust after his son Joseph was diagnosed with the condition. He died in 2007 aged nine.
Earler this year the Trust joined forces with Brain Tumour UK and is now the largest provider of information and services to brain tumour patients in the UK and funds two world-class research centres.
He said: 'I was blown away by the support and emotion of the occasion. It was such a fantastic experience to be able to recognise the work of so many friends and family who have supported my immediate family and the charity over the past 12 years.'
Andy’s opportunity to carry the Olympic Torch came as a result of him being nominated as one of the Borough’s most inspirational people by Terri Hall, a former branch manager with Lloyds Bank, which has been a dedicated supporter of the charity.