A DAD who lost his daughter to a rare and aggressive brain tumour is urging people to step forward and take part in Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer Campaign.

Martin Neal, 56, from Wickford, took part in the charity event last year, on the 20th anniversary of his daughter’s death.

Six-year-old Katie died in 1999 after she was struck down with medulloblastoma - a rare cancer of the brain.

Martin and his wife Debbie, 54, a teacher, are hoping by sharing their story and backing the campaign they can help raise awareness and funds for vital research.

Cancer Research UK is encouraging everybody to sign up now to Walk All Over Cancer and get sponsored to walk 10,000 steps every day for a month.