Niece’s tribute to medical professor who pushed boundaries of science

Nichola Pheasy is organising a serious of fundraising events in memory of her uncle Professor Robert Brown
Nichola Pheasy is organising a serious of fundraising events in memory of her uncle Professor Robert Brown

A Buxton woman is organising a series of fundraising events in memory of her uncle who spent his life pushing the boundaries of medical science to help others.

Nichola Phease, from Harpur Hill, will be throwing her self out of a plane, organising raffles and cocktail parties to raise money for Christie Hospital in Manchester.

Professor Robert Brown, who was part of a team that helped to grow a human ear on the back of a mouse in 1995, died of bladder cancer in February last year.

Nichola, who works at Natwest in Buxton, said: “He was a great man who only wanted to help others and when he died it wasn’t just science that lost someone important, it was my family too.”

Now Nichola wants to give something back.

The 42-year-old said: “Christies has always there throughout my life and I want to help them to help others, which I know Uncle Robert would have wanted.

“I moved down to London for a while and lived with him. There really wasn’t anyone like him at all.

“He dedicated his life to helping medical science and I want to do something in his memory. If I can raise £1,000 that would be amazing.”

She is also organising a raffle which has more than 50 prizes and will be drawn on February 28. Tickets for the raffle are available from the bank.