RAISING FUNDS TOGETHER...to reach the target £7million per annum, sooner rather than later

The benefits for a business of having a robust corporate social responsibility policy are well known – it’s not just reputational but also feeds into staff development and retention. However, knowing that your charitable partnership and support is really making a difference is key. That’s why we are so delighted to have worked alongside companies like those listed below. Frequently they have been motivated by the loss of a colleague and want to make a difference in their name. We can work alongside you to make sure the partnership delivers and you can see what your support really means.


Make a difference with Brain Tumour Research. Make us your charity of the year and help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.

Brain Tumour Research is delighted to be associated with The Business Magazine which is the leading voice of business in the Thames Valley and Solent & South Central.

The Business Magazine is a quality publication that accurately reports the major business events in the area, that profiles the leading businessmen and women, and that acts as a platform for regional businesses to talk to each other.

The company organises and promotes two major annual events – The Thames Valley & Solent Deals Awards and the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards. We have been delighted to be the nominated charity at these prestigious black-tie events.

Equity Solutions is a group of companies which deliver infrastructure projects through a range of services including facilities management, construction, architectural design and engineering and back-office services such as finance, HR, marketing, IT and legal services.


Brain Tumour Research is a charity very close to many of Equity Solutions’ employees’ hearts, particularly in loving memory of their dear friend and colleague Susannah Taylor who sadly passed away after being diagnosed with a brain tumour in late 2014.

Landscaped in a historic setting, with the famous Dockyard and Old Portsmouth only a short walk away, Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth is where old and new come together. Gunwharf Quays hosts over 90 designer outlets, 30 cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and coffee shops, a health & fitness centre, a 14 screen Vue cinema, a 26 lane Bowlplex, plus a nightclub and hotel. Centre Manager Sean Sweeney MBE and Marketing Manager Elisa Linley visited our dedicated research centre at the University of Portsmouth and were amazed that they had such a world class facility on their doorstep.

1st Choice Stairlifts provide custom lifting solutions to help you make the most of your home. The company offer the widest range of stairlifts, wheelchair lifts and vertical platform lifts in the UK to help more people stay in the house they love. With over 40 years’ experience, 1st Choice Stairlifts can find the best lift to give you your independence back. 


1st Choice Stairlifts are very proud to name Brain Tumour Research as their charity of the year.

Amberprint, a managing print company in Milton Keynes who do bespoke work tailored to their clients' needs.

Clients range from owner-managed to multi-national

The Director Toby, lost his father to a brain  tumour in 2010 and now uses his company to help promote the charity on their website and fundraise.

Backup Direct works with UK businesses to provide online backup and disaster recovery.  Based out of Bath, the small team is committed to delivering excellent levels of customer support.  Managing Director, Brett Raynes, and two members of his team, Nathan Tyndale and Mark Funnell have taken on the challenge of Iron Man Lanzarote 2012 to help raise vital funds for Brain Tumour Research, Backup Direct's chosen charity for 2011/2012. 

Beachborough Preparatory School, near Brackley, Northants, regularly holds fundraising events on behalf of Brain Tumour Research and has named Brain Tumour Research as its charity of the year.  Pupils, teachers and parents have been inspired to raise money and awareness of this cause.  Sally Gross, a teacher at Beachborough School, first became involved with Brain Tumour Research after her niece Maisie received treatment for a brain tumour in June 2007.  Sally is a parent at Beachborough as well as working at the school.  The School Charity Committee has worked hard to think of numerous fundraising ideas to fit into the School's busy terms.  Sally is very proud of the support that everyone has so far given to raising money for this charity. 

Copt Heath Golf Club is a premier golfing venue in the Midlands situated a few miles south of Soliull in the village of Knowle.  The Club was established over 100 years ago and has a reputation for being welcoming and friendly.

Traditionally the Mens  and Ladies  Captains of the Club each nominate a Charity to support during their year of office.  These choices are always very well supported.

Emer Carr, Captain of the Ladies Section for 2013-14 says "I have been a member for the past 15 years and having lost my very dear friend of over 40 years to a brain tumour at the end of 2009 I decided almost immediately a charity associated with this terrible disease would be my preferred option. Brain Tumour Research appeared to offer the solution as the principles behind their fundraising is to support research into the causes and treatments of what is almost always a terminal condition. 

The Charity’s aim to establish regional centres of excellence dedicated to research seemed an appropriate cause.

I plan to hold a number of events during the year, both social and golfing events, in an effort to raise much needed funds to support the work of Brain Tumour Research." 


Ecolab’s vision is to be global leader in water, hygiene and energy technology. Every day they make the world a cleaner, safer  and healthier place to live in.

With the sudden loss of two colleagues in 2011 to brain tumours, they have selected us as their charity to support for 2012/13

GMO LLC  is a private held global investment management firm servicing clients in the corporate, public, endowment and foundation Marketplaces. GMO constantly strive for excellence, especially with regard to performance, client relations and how they do their job.

GMO tragically lost a colleague to a brain tumour in  2012 and were shocked by the statistics.

Stowe was acquired by the trust in late 1980s, a programme of restoration has ensured that over 40 temples and monuments remain, with an inspiring backdrop of lakes and valleys with walks and trails. 

Stowe has joined us in an ongoing united front to help both charities

The Neville Lovett Community School in Fareham is a specialist school in Maths and Computing and works to deliver “Beyond Expectations” It was recently recognised as one of the country’s 105 most improved secondary schools. Head teacher Nadine Powrie visited our dedicated research centre and decided that the school should get behind Brain Tumour Research in 2012.

Their Olympic Challenge to complete 2012 minutes of extra-curricular activities is proving very popular with students and staff and Brain Tumour Research patron and Olympic swimmer Craig Gibbons delighted students by paying a visit to the school recently and presented the first of the badges to students who have completed over 600 minutes.  

Osborne Morris & Morgan is a unique law firm providing a variety of services to a diverse client base. With their main office based in Leighton Buzzard, the firm was among the first in the country to embrace “neurolaw”.  This has developed over time into successful Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence departments, specialising exclusively in head and spinal injuries. 

The firm offers their clients a “Wealth Management” service, which as well as preparing tailored Wills for our clients, are able to advise in respect of Inheritance Tax and a variety of other protective measures such as Lasting Powers of Attorneys, which are important where a person loses capacity to deal with their own affairs.

The Trust team has a large overlap with our Court of Protection department, which essentially comprises of Court appointed Deputies who administer the financial affairs of those who have suffered an injury and do not have mental capacity – but do not have the benefit of a Lasting Power of Attorney. This department essentially helps clients to manage their finances and affairs and have to account to the Court of Protection on an annual basis.

We also offer our clients a full set of services relating to family breakdown, including advice on divorce and separation, preventative measures such as Cohabitation and Pre-Nuptial Agreements, disputes relating to children such as residence or contact issues and also advice relating to the financial separation of matrimonial assets. 

PH Positive Studio is a boutique portrait photography studio in Launton, Bicester, Oxfordshire specialising in family portraiture.  

"I was looking for a locally based charity to support for the coming year.  Both myself and my wife's family have been hit by cancer in the past, so we wanted to support a charity that was directly involved in funding research into a cure.  Brain Cancer research appears to be under represented in the media so raising awareness has to be key.  Hope to help with events, 'portraits for business networkers' - donating a discounted session fee for families of professionals I meet at business networking, and exhibitions"

P&S Personnel Services, Gt Yarmouth

Founded in 2006 by a family trio of Paul, Mark and Sharon.  Now boasting over 15 accolades, the company is now East Anglia’s leading independent recruitment and talent business.

Due to Paul, Mark and Sharon’s Step-father Mervyn being diagnosed with 2 GBMs in 2011 they now support us with fundraising and have taken us on as an ongoing Charity of the Year

We are pleased to be RAF Digby, WOs’ & Sgts’ Mess, Charity of the Year 2013.  

The Warrant Officers and SNCOs Mess at RAF Digby have pledged their support to Brain Tumour Research this year after one of their own, lost their cousin to a brain tumour. We look forward to this partnership and to be inspired by their hard work.  





For over 18 years, Rawls, a specialist consultancy for property and retail businesses globally, has been delivering architectural, interior and graphic design solutions. Rawls has nominated Brain Tumour Research as its charity of the year as a result of the appeal by Sheila Hancock on the Radio 5 Live.


Our Partners have chosen Brain Tumour Research as our charity of the year for 2013. Some of our members of staff have lost family members to brain tumours, one lost a brother and one lost a son, and we also have a member of staff who was diagnosed with a brain tumour at just 24 years old. Thankfully his story had happier ending.

After seeing the shocking statistics surrounding brain tumours and the lack of funding brain tumour research receives, we wanted to help as much as we could. We are holding a number of events throughout the year, including of course Wear a Hat Day, and we will be raising as much money as possible for such a worthy cause.”

Sainsbury local store in Redcar has recently taken Brain Tumour Research as its Charity for 2012/13.

The main reason is that some of the staff have had personal involvement with brain tumours, either through a family member or friend, this inspired them to help raise funds and awareness.    One of our umbrella groups ‘M.I.N.E’ is close to the store and they have also elected to support the group at the same time.

Fundraising events are being planned including our ‘Wear a Hat Day’ campaign in March 2013. 

SF Digital Studios is run by Farzana and Uzair Kharawala, it started as a part-time business by Farzana in a spare bedroom 10 years ago and now boasts a fully equipped studio in Leighton Buzzard.  They specialise in family, kids and baby portraits along with weddings.

Their corporate clients include Nikon and SF Digital now have a client base in over 27 countries.  Uzair has been a Nikon evangelist for over 6 years and is a regular ‘Keynote Speaker’ at major photographic conventions, events and trade shows in the UK and Europe.  Their work is regularly published in photographic magazines, journals and blogs.

SF Digital Studios have decided to support us because they were shocked by the statistics and wanted to be involved in helping to raise funds and awareness by organising photographic events, seminars and using their client base to promote the charity.


Staff at St George's Medical Centre, Wirral PCT, alarmed at the brain tumour statistics, are working to raise funds and awareness of the need for much more research into brain tumours and have named Brain Tumour Research as an ongoing Charity of the Year. 

Summit Systems Ltd, a market leader in the plastics industry, has chosen Brain Tumour Research as its charity of the year.  Sam Hill, managing director of Summit Systems, based in Tamworth, is actively fundraising for Brain Tumour Research (including taking part in the Great North Run later this year) in memory of his uncle who died just before Christmas 2010 with a brain tumour, as well as his grandfather who also suffered the same fate. 

Inspired by the battle with a brain tumour of the wife of one of their colleagues, members of the Thames Valley Police are committed to raising funds to find a cure for this terrible disease.  

The Department of Sport and Recreation is the sport service of the University of Portsmouth delivering a programme of sport opportunities and fitness activities for beginners through to elite athletes.

The University of Portsmouth is regularly seen as one of the top universities for sport and is committed to helping students, staff, and the wider community of all abilities to participate in sport and physical activity, helping to combine an active mind with an active body.

Both Paul Tilley, Head of Department and Lisa Wearn, Sports Facilities and Operations Manager, have visited our dedicated research centre and their enthusiastic and energetic team have offered wonderful support to us for a year and with their on-going backing for our work we are again looking forward to the University of Portsmouth Staff Sports Day.

The team at Vitesse Media were astounded by the statistics and wanted to do something to raise much needed funds for this dreadful disease which takes the lives of more children and people under the age of 40 than Leukaemia or any other cancer.  Vitesse Media are the leading specialists in growth businesses - entrepreneurs and CEOs, their investors, advisers and suppliers.  They offer award-winning publications, fast-growing websites, exciting events and much-acclaimed research.  Their flagship titles include SmallBusiness.co.uk, Growth Company Investor, Information Age, GrowthBusiness.co.uk, What Investment, Business XL and M&ADeals.co.uk.  Their endorsement is invaluable as they raise awareness of brain tumours through their impressive audience and are allowing advertising space in their magazines and on their websites. 


They will also be fundraising through raffles at their `not to be missed awards events' and inviting us to network at their breakfast launches. 

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