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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04475

Honouring George and Dorothy Crooks - Supporting The Brain Tumour Charity

Submitted by: Rona Mackay, Strathkelvin and Bearsden, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Friday, May 20, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Russell Findlay, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane (Registered interest ), Emma Harper, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance

That the Parliament honours the unwavering commitment of George and Dorothy Crooks in raising awareness and funds in support of The Brain Tumour Charity; notes with sadness that their son, David, a fit young man, was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008, and despite a courageous fight against the condition, passed away in January 2009; expresses admiration for Mr and Mrs Crooks who, with heavy hearts for the sudden loss of their much-loved son, decided to launch the David Philip Crooks Fund to help fund vital research; celebrates that regular fundraising events such as the annual Family Munch Brunch have gathered momentum over the past 13 years; understands that the most recent event of this kind took place in St David’s Memorial Park Church, Kirkintilloch, on 14 May 2022, raising £1,000; delights that Amy Callaghan MP formally opened the event, which was also attended and wholeheartedly supported by both Rona Mackay MSP and newly-elected local councillor, Pamela Marshall; thanks the constituents of Strathkelvin and Bearsden for their phenomenal, continued support of these community-based fundraising efforts and the use of the Amazon affiliate link for online shopping, which has raised a further £3,000; notes with sincere gratitude that Mr and Mrs Crooks have raised a total of £55,000 to date, towards a target of £70,000, in honour of their greatly missed son, and acknowledges the selfless dedication of this quite incredible couple as a worthy legacy to the life of David.