Former Rushden man to have operation after town pulls together to raise thousands


DAN Brawn will be having an operation after a town pulled together to raise thousands of pounds in just one day.

The people of Rushden responded to an urgent Just Giving appeal from friends and family – you can read the story here.

The appeal stated: “This a matter of urgency. Please, please help get this boy home. We all know the boy Daniel Brawn, (Brawny). A great friend to all – 12 years ago he started a new life in Thailand. Sadly, Daniel has recently become very poorly with cancer. We need to raise £17,500 to get him a life-saving operation and then bring him home.

“Sadly the hospital he’s in in Thailand will not operate on Daniel until it receives minimum payments.”

“Please help us get our boy home. Every penny counts! Please share share and share again.”

Astonishingly, £11,976 has now been raised and £9,000 wired to the hospital to pay for an operation.

Daniel’s brother Justin, said: “We are absolutely amazed by everybody. A huge thank you.”

The page was set up and launched by friends Fran Johnston and Charlene Nash, both from Rushden.

Organisers said the target was now £17,500 to pay for aftercare and travel expenses to get Daniel home.

The Just Giving link is here –

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