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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 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.

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Lydia's Wish

Lydia Carfrae, aged 35, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in 2018. Lydia was born in Yorkshire but living in Texas at the time.

Loved ones both here in the UK and in America began fundraising for Brain Tumour Research, determined to build a community of supporters and do something positive in the face of adversity.

In Wakefield, Lydia’s home town, her family and friends took part in a virtual distance ‘Wakefield to Houston’ fundraising challenge. Led by Lydia’s cousin, Rosie Crawford, they walked, swam, cycled and ran, to complete the 4,735 miles.

The family set up the Fundraising Group Lydia’s Wish in order to further strengthen their amazing fundraising efforts and continue to smash their targets.

Sadly, Lydia died in May 2020, but Lydia’s Wish will continue to raise funds and awareness in memory of this beloved woman. 

Read Lydia's story