A Kingston woman who has been raising awareness about aneurysms after her brother died of the brain condition is hosting a fundraising family fun day in October.

The event, held at St John’s Church on Grove Lane from 1pm to 5pm, will feature a pride wall with photos of victims and survivors and activities for parents and children such as face-painting and wine tasting.

All proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise will be donated to St George’s Hospital in person during a cheque presentation day on October 13.

Lisa-Marie Curtis, 36, of Portland Road, said: “I have been researching, speaking to survivors, people who have lost loved-ones and a vast majority of them did not and aneurysm had happened.”

The Kingstonian was featured on the front page of the Surrey Comet in May when she began campaigning to raise awareness about the condition after her brother, Alan, passed away in January.

Mr Curtis had never been given a brain scan for aneurysm despite going to hospital with symptoms such as purple feet, severe headaches and sinus pain for years.

He was flown to St George’s in Tooting on January 16 and declared dead at 6.02pm, at age 30.

Miss Curtis set up a Facebook Page called ‘Alan’s Aneurysm Awareness’ to start a conversation about the condition.

She is petitioning Matt Hancock MP, secretary of state for health and social care, to introduce an aneurysm awareness month, increase screenings for migraine sufferers and widen the criteria for brain scans in the NHS.

The online petition, which can be found by searching for Alan’s Aneurysm Awareness on change.org, currently has 1,466 signatures.