Our Fundraising Groups
16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year
Our amazing family of Fundraising Groups
Championing the fight against brain tumours and raising thousands for our cause, helping us build a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence and supporting us as we influence the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.
Canoeing for a Cure
Canoeing for a Cure was set up after Jim Murray, an officer in the Avon and Somerset Police and a former RAF policeman, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. Sadly Jim passed away in December 2020, three years after his initial diagnosis.
Established by Wayne Byles, who saw Jim as a father-figure ever since they met when Wayne was a teenager, the Fundraising Group comprises friends and family members, including Jim’s sons Richard, Callum and Simon. As the name suggests, Canoeing for a Cure are focusing their initial efforts on a feat of impressive strength and endurance involving canoes to help find a cure for this devastating disease.