A TRAGIC mother has joined the search for the cure to the illness that took her daughter.

Aileen Collingwood, 61, of Honey Hill, Wokingham, lost her daughter, Claire, 30, in 2010 after a short illness.

Mrs Collingwood's daughter had been suffering from headaches, fatigue and vomiting, before being diagnosed with an aggressive gliosacroma brain tumour.

Now, the Wokingham mother has been to the UK Brain Tumour Symposium in Milton Keynes, and spoke about the tragic loss of her daughter, and her sister, who died in 2000.

Mrs Collingwood said: “Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

“Having lost both my daughter and my sister, research into this disease is really important to me. I know that brain tumours can affect anyone at any age, but no one knows what causes them.

"It is only right that the national spend on research into brain tumours should be increased to £30 - £35 million a year, in line with breast cancer and leukaemia.”