- Cropredy Parish Council
Brain tumours - using your local influence to help us find a cure
We would like to call on your grassroots knowledge and influence to help us improve awareness of brain tumours and raise funds for research into finding a cure.
Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age and they tear families apart. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer... yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.
There will undoubtedly be people in
your local community affected by a brain tumour. You might already know who
they are. They deserve our help. Becky Vines (from Shropshire) was one
such person. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the young age of 23
years old. She was given just a year to live but, against the odds, gave birth
to a daughter and survived for a further nine years. Sadly, she lost her
fight against the disease and died at the age of 31. Christmas 2017 was
her daughter Phoebe’s first without her Mum and the seven-year-old’s biggest
hope is to raise as much money as possible to help scientists find a cure.
Tumour Research is a national charity striving to fund a network of
dedicated research centres. We support the UK’s largest group of laboratory-based
scientists progressing world-class research into brain tumours, to improve
treatments, survival rates and quality of life for patients, and ultimately
find a cure. We are the only national charity dedicated to research into
brain tumours and campaigning to increase the national investment in brain
tumour research. We rely solely on local communities like yours and the
generosity of the general public.
Here are a few simple and easy things
the people you represent can do to help us fund the fight
- Take part in our Wear a Hat Day in March – the UK’s premier brain tumour research fundraising event. The event is being supported by businesswoman, model, actress, and television personality, Caprice, alongside actor and author, Sheila Hancock CBE. Since it started in 2010, Wear a Hat Day has raised well over £1 million.
- Visit our website, find out what’s happening and take part in some of the fundraising events that are taking place in your region.
- Spread the word by distributing some of our leaflets locally.
Please get in touch to discuss how we can work together. We look forward to hearing from you.
Help us fund the fight. Together we
will find a cure.
Brain Tumour Research
Suite 3 Shenley Pavilions
MK5 6LB United Kingdom
Phone 01908 867200
Registered charity number 1153487 (England and Wales) SC046840 (Scotland). Company limited by guarantee number 08570737