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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.

Brain 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

  1. 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.
  2. Visit our website, find out what’s happening and take part in some of the fundraising events that are taking place in your region.
  3. 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.

Wendy O'Brien

Communications Officer

wendy@braintumourresearch.org

Brain Tumour Research

Suite 3 Shenley Pavilions

Chalkdell Drive

Shenley Wood

Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire

MK5 6LB United Kingdom

Phone 01908 867200

Registered charity number 1153487 (England and Wales) SC046840 (Scotland). Company limited by guarantee number 08570737

www.braintumourresearch.org