Friar Tuck staff fundraise for Bandanas for Brain Tumour Day
HUSHY peas were the order of the day at a Cirencester chippie this week as staff held a sponsored silence for charity.
Staff at the Friar Tuck took part in the silence as part of Bandanas for Brain Tumour Day.
It is a cause close to their hearts as the popular takeaway has been fundraising for former Cirencester Deer Park student Lyndsey Roughton, who has a terminal brain tumour.
Her aunt Liz Maw, who works at the fish bar on Dyer Street, said customers had been very supportive.
"We stayed quiet in the restaurant and the takeaway which was quite a challenge," she said. "We used signs with things like ‘would you like salt’ written on.
"We raised just over £200 from collection buckets which is brilliant and will go towards brain tumour research."
The silence lasted for nearly five hours on March 1, during the busy lunch and dinner times.
Lyndsey has beaten cancer twice previously but after the cancer returned for a third time doctors told her she would not survive past Christmas.
In August sufferer Lyndsey was able to go on her dream trip to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia thanks to £10,000 raised around Cirencester.
But Liz said since Lyndsey has returned from travelling her brain tumour has grown.
She explained: "They are going to give her chemotherapy injections but they need to wait for her white blood cell count to improve."
Lyndsey moved from Cirencester to Manchester after she was first diagnosed with the condition in 2009.
For more information and to donate visit lynz-mybraintumour.org.uk and click on donate.