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Pop icon Martin Kemp presents Wirral brain cancer survivor and charity founder with major award

20th December 2023

Actor, presenter and 80’s pop icon, Martin Kemp, has honoured an inspirational Wirral man who survived the world’s deadliest brain cancer with a National Lottery Award in recognition of his incredible work in establishing a charity to improve the quality of life for anyone with a diagnosis of cancer.

Martin Kemp and Dave Bolton celebrating with people of Ahead of the Game Foundation.

Delighted to present Dave with the Award, Martin said: “Funding raised by National Lottery players has been crucial in the success of this project and it’s so inspiring to see Dave and the charity doing such excellent work in bridging the gap in services by offering much needed physical, emotional and mental rehabilitation for people with a cancer diagnosis. Having survived two benign brain tumours myself, I know only too well how important it is to have this level of support, not only for the individual, but for their families as well.

Dave is very driven and he now passes that special energy and fighting spirit on to all the people he helps. What he has achieved against all odds provides those he supports with a real sense of hope and determination to do the same. It’s an incredible honour to present Dave with this well-deserved National Lottery Special Achievement accolade.”

Thanks to National Lottery players, more than £30 million goes to good causes across the UK every week, which in turn helps people like Dave continue to carry out incredible work in their communities.