It is with great sadness that we announce that our chairman, Christopher Sporborg CBE, passed away at his daughter’s home on 2 January following a short illness.

Christopher served as a trustee for The National Brain Appeal for more than 22 years and he was our chairman for 16 of these. He led the charity with decisiveness, wit and above all, compassion.

He will be truly missed and it is a sad and sudden end to a very successful era for the charity. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.