MORE than £1,400 was raised the Brain Tumour charity’s Big Bake day in Colwyn Bay’s leisure centre.

David Jones MP said: “This is the world’s leading charity of its kind, and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. It offers individual support to brain tumour sufferers and their families.

“The event was hugely successful, with more than £1,400 raised by volunteers from the sale of cakes and confectionery.

“It is impossible to think of a more worthwhile cause than research into brain tumours and the care of those afflicted by them.”’

The charity states 102,000 people are currently living with a brain tumour and the impact can be devastating.

It has said: “Research into brain tumours is woefully underfunded. Survival rates are just 11% and treatments haven't changed in 40 years.

“We know progress isn't happening fast enough. We need to do more, if we're going to find a cure. And we need to do it now.

"That's why we're investing in more forward-thinking research, more specialist support services, and passionately lobbying for more urgent change.

“Your brain is the most extraordinary part of your body. It's responsible for your ability to move and to communicate.

"It controls your emotions and stores your memories. It's the part of you that makes you, who you are.”

It added: ’We're committed to improving life for everyone affected and to defending the most incredible part of the human body.

"Brain tumours strike fast. But we believe that with your continued commitment and support, we can be the generation that stops them, right in their tracks."

The charity is committed to double survival rates by 2025 and to halve the harm brain tumours have on quality of life.