A widow was honoured at an event in Westminster to recognise her work setting up a brain cancer charity in memory of her husband.

Shaz Hetherington, 42 of Woodford Green started The Power of David after her husband David Hetherington lost his battle against a brain tumour in 2016.

The charity aims to keep David’s memory alive while raising funds for research. The title was chosen to reflect David’s ability to impact others in a positive way – what Shaz terms as his, “superpower.”

She said: “David fought so bravely and never once complained about what he was going through. I’m determined to keep his legacy alive by raising vital funds and awareness of this dreadful disease.”

The event to mark the 10th anniversary of the charity Brain Tumour Research was held in Speaker’s House in The Houses of Parliament, Westminster on April 30.

It was held to honour those people who have put so much effort into fighting the disease. The celebration was attended by families, fundraisers and scientists from across the UK.

Celebrities attending included former Eastenders star Ian Reddington and Caprice, who is herself a survivor of the disease.

If you would like to know more about Brain Tumour Research, you can visit their website: www.braintumourresearch.org