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.
The Paula Coates Fund
This Fundraising Group was set up by Ray after his daughter-in-law Paula was diagnosed with an incurable glioblastoma (GBM) brain tumour, aged 47, in early 2021, following excruciating headaches and vomiting.
Paula had always lived healthily and enjoyed long-distance running, including notching up more than 10 marathons. She underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy treatment, but the tumour was found to be growing again just a year later and Paula went back on chemo and had to give up running altogether.
Tragically, Paula passed away in October 2022, leaving her husband Rob and 22-year-old daughter Lucy.
Paula’s family want to help fund research to find a cure for all types of brain tumour to bring hope to patients diagnosed with this devastating disease.
Text PAULA to 70085 to donate £5 to Brain Tumour Research. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message.