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.
Stronger Together for Nicola
This Fundraising Group has been set up by Alan Robinson after he lost his primary school teacher wife Nicola, mum to two young children, in October 2021. Nicola was just 35 years old. A diagnosis with a diffuse astrocytoma came about after she experienced headaches and dizzy spells. She underwent two seven-hour craniotomies at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, followed by six weeks of radiotherapy and eight months of chemotherapy. The tumour was found to be growing again after Nicola had a seizure in the summer of 2020 and she went back on chemotherapy, but nothing could save her.
Alan hopes that Stronger Together for Nicola will help bring about better outcomes for brain tumour patients and kicked off the Fundraising Group’s activities with a challenge for him and a group of friends and family to run seven half-marathons and a full marathon in 2022.
Read Nicola’s story
You can text NICOLA to 70580 to donate £5 to Brain Tumour Research. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.