THE widow of a Dunfermline man who died from a brain tumour is making sure his memory lives on by helping researchers track down a cure for the killer disease.

Kerry Brown, a detective, was invited to tour the Brain Tumour Research Centre at Queen Mary University Hospital in London after running the London Marathon and raising more than £9,000 for the charity, which will fund at least three days of research.

Kerry also placed three commemorative titles on the wall of hope in memory of her husband.

Dad-of-four Andy died aged just 33, leaving his wife and their four children, Eve, then nine, Connor, seven, Liam five, and Lewis, just five months.

The operations support manager at JP Morgan Chase in Edinburgh was diagnosed in early January 2018 with an aggressive Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) brain tumour and underwent six major operations at the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh as well as radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

To the amazement of medical staff, he managed to come home for a month at the beginning of May 2018.

On the day he was discharged, Andy proposed to Kerry, his first night in their new house.

They married in June and he continued with chemotherapy at home but, despite all the treatment, he survived just six months from diagnosis.

Kerry said: "This devastating illness took Andy far too young.

"He didn't deserve this and had so much to live for.

"His children do not deserve to grow up without their daddy. Andy was one in a million and we miss him terribly."

In a tragic coincidence, it's not the first time Kerry's family have been affected by the devastating consequences of a brain tumour.

Her elder brother, Lee Keicher, was diagnosed with a brain tumour as a baby and was treated with radiotherapy and chemo.

Lee, now 35, survived, but the effects of treatment at such as young left him with learning difficulties and other life-long problems.

Recently, Lee suffered a stroke and an MRI scan last month revealed a blockage to part of his brain and damage to the white matter in his brain.

Kerry added: "Through my own devastating experience, I became aware of how tragically underfunded research into brain tumours remains.

"Nothing could be done to save my husband and it seems incomprehensible to me that treatment options remain so limited.

"Grief devastates families and, through my decision to support Brain Tumour Research, I hope to make a difference to help prevent others from going through what we've endured.

"It's what I know Andy would have wanted."

Brain Tumour Research funds sustainable research at dedicated centres in the UK; it also campaigns for the Government and the larger cancer charities to invest more in research into brain tumours in order to speed up new treatments for patients and, ultimately, to find a cure.