A variety show has raised thousands of pounds in memory of a Banstead grandmother lost to a brain tumour.

The Song For Sue Foundation was founded in by the family of Sue Thomas after she passed away aged 57 in December, 2015.

She was diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumour in July 2013 that was upgraded to a significantly more severe "grade 4" tumour within a year.

In her memory, supporters and performers gathered at the at Merland Rise Church in Tadworth Saturday (July 13).

Highlights of the night included performances from the International London Gospel Choir, who recently toured with Take That, renditions by a number of West End performers, and a comedy set from Edi Johnston on his ukulele.

All in all, a total of 18 acts helped to raise £2,600 for the Brain Tumour Research charity.

Motivated by losing Sue in 2015, her family including her husband David, their two children Rachael and Holly, and son-in-law Lewis set up a fundraising group under the umbrella of Brain Tumour Research.

Today, the Song For Sue Foundation holds regular events including dinner dances, music events, cake sales and football tournaments.

The group have already raised nearly £60,000 for the cause.

Lewis, organiser of the show and a dad-of-two from Banstead, described the event as "incredible" and thanked everyone who contributed.

"We are thankful to the artists and guests who took part in the Song for Sue Foundation variety show, and helped us to raise £2,600 for this vital cause.

"The acts who performed were incredible and it was wonderful to see such talent," he said.

Meanwhile, Michael Thelwall, head of community fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, praised the Foundation and highlighted the dangers posed by brain tumours.

"It’s been fantastic to see the Song For Sue Foundation grow over the past three years and we thank Sue’s friends and family members for their continued support.

"Sue’s story reminds us that brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age," Mr Thelwall said.

"What’s more, brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet have historically received just 1% of the national spend on cancer research. We cannot allow this devastating situation to continue," he added.

To donate to the Song for Sue Foundation, go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/songforsue