A Mottingham woman whose husband died from an ‘unbelievably cruel’ brain tumour is urging residents to help fundraise for a cure with an event next month.

Wendy McMahon is hosting a Mad Hatters Tea Party, at St Luke’s Church in Bromley Common, on March 24 after her late husband tragically died in June 2015.

Following the diagnosis of an aggressive glioblastoma multiforme brain tumour, Glenn and his wife made the most of what time they had left following marriage in the previous February.

Mrs McMahon said: “The sorrow of losing Glenn is never far away. It is unbelievably cruel that he should be snatched away so soon after we found each other and were looking forward to spending the rest of our lives together.

“I have great support from my two grown-up children, Hannah and Sam Doubleday.

“We are committed to support Brain Tumour Research and hope that people will join us in taking part in Wear A Hat Day this year by holding their own events or making a donation.”

The couple used their time together to travel, socialise, and bond through their mutual love of fine foods after tying the knot.

The event in March, which comes five days before Brain Tumour Research's annual 'Wear a Hat Day', invites people to wear a silly hat and enjoy a cream tea following a £5 admission fee – with free entry for children – while there will also be a magician as well as activities and competitions.

Mrs McMahon will also be at a SpecSavers branch in Eltham High Street with a publicity stand as she encourages people to donate at the culmination of Brain Tumour Awareness Month.

She added: “Every year more than 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the UK, and it is so distressing for the families involved.

“More research is vital if we are to understand what causes different types of brain tumour, and more importantly fine a cure for this devastating disease.

Mrs McMahon has raised £44,000 after setting up the Glenn McMahon Foundation, under the Brain Tumour Research charity’s umbrella.