FAMILY members from the same church who all lost a loved one to a brain tumour put up plaques to mark the money raised in their honour.

Since 2005, seven members of St Monica’s Church, in Palmers Green, died of the disease – but the tragedy inspired their families to come together.

Sue Blasotta died aged 42 in November 2010, Lina Ferraro died in 2009 aged 74, followed by her son, Franco, in 2013 aged 55.

Jackie McGovern died in 2013 aged 42, Vittorio Coletta died in 2005 aged 72, Anthony Bourke died aged 34 in 2011 and Patrick Ruane died in 2009 aged 63.

The six families put up plaques to demonstrate they have fundraised to pay for one or more days of research on the Wall of Hope at Queen Mary University London.

Charity In Sue’s Name was launched in honour of Sue Blasotta, who left behind two children and will never meet her baby granddaughter, Alleya.

The charity, whose trustees include family members of the other church members who died, aims to raise £1million for Brain Tumour Research.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to it