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Lincoln family on fundraising mission after losing loved one

After a long battle with a rare brain tumour, a Lincoln family are hosting a series of events to raise money for charity.

The lives of the Green family were changed forever when father, husband and local business man Adi Green lost his life to a rare cancer of the brain.

Adi, who had worked at A. Green Engineering before setting up ATG Services, suffered serious head injuries when he was involved in a road traffic accident on September 5, 2004 – an event that led to spiralling health problems.

After a series of worsening headaches and an unexpected seizure, Adi was diagnosed with a rare grade 3 astrocytoma, a form of cancerous tumour.

In 2012, Adi lost his memory for five weeks and was sent for an emergency scan which concluded that the tumour had spread.

Adi died on August 30, 2013, in the arms of his wife and two youngest children.

The Green family set up Adi’s Mission for The Brain Tumour Charity to help the continuation of research, information, awareness and policy of the condition.

Adi’s passions were motorbikes, music and his family.
Adi’s passions were motorbikes, music and his family.

Adi’s wife Paula Green said: “Adi was always one to go out of his way to help others and we want to carry on his legacy in the form of Adi’s Mission.

“Adi never let his illness get him down or stop him from living the life that he wanted to lead. As he always said, the illness will live with him and not the other way around.”

The first event, Adi’s Mission Fundraiser Extravaganza, will take place on March 29, 2014, at Monson Arms pub, on Skellingthorpe Road in Lincoln.

The evening of entertainment will begin at 7pm and feature an adult magician, comedians, live music, a raffle, disco and buffet style food.

Tickets for the event cost £10 per child, £15 per adult, £45 for a family ticket, while under fives will be allowed free entry.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting Paula Green on 07516032555 or by emailing paulagreen@yahoo.co.uk.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the cause can do so on the official JustGiving page.