Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, who is supporting the Isle of Wight charity Brainstrust. Picture by Robin Crossley.
DOWNTON Abbey creator Julian Fellowes has backed an Isle of Wight charity that supports people with brain tumours.
The writer and actor will host a fundraising evening for Brainstrust, which was founded by Cowes couple Helen and Peter Bulbeck after their daughter Meg was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 19.
Mr Fellowes will host a black tie evening, which will also raise funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation — which supports veterans, serving soldiers and horses — at the Officers’ Mess of the Hyde Park Barracks in Knightsbridge, London.
Brainstrust development director Will Jones said: "It is great that someone of his stature chosen to support what is a small but growing organisation such as ours.
"He has a real interest in and understanding of the issues we deal with, and the awareness of our work that he can help bring is fantastic."
To find out more about the charity, visit www.brainstrust.org.uk