Our Member Charities
16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year
In 2004, an informal partnership of a number of UK brain tumour charities came together under the banner of the United Brain Tumour Campaign. These charities worked together raising awareness and to achieve a common goal to raise funds for research into the prevention and treatment of brain tumours, as well as ultimately finding a cure.
Each of the members was galvanised into action as a result of personal involvement with brain tumours, having realised that there is relatively little being done to support brain tumour patients or carers, or towards funding research into finding a cure, compared to other more high-profile cancers.
Today, Brain Tumour Research still supports and is supported by numerous official Member Charities from across the UK that are united with us under our national banner. We embrace these collaborations and welcome any and all new Member Charities.
Our collective voice carries greater weight in media coverage and adds weight to our political campaigning action. Our Member Charities are helping us build a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK.
This family-run, Suffolk-based charity was set up after Annie Hughes, a fit and healthy woman and a loving mother of two young children, was diagnosed with a high-grade brain tumour. Because of its position on the brainstem, Annie and her family were told there was no treatment available,other than palliative radiotherapy. Just eight months later, Annie passed away, aged just 29.
Annie’s Challenge funds research into all forms of brain tumour, as well as helping charities dedicated to ongoing care for those affected by brain tumours. Currently the charity is part-funding a PhD researcher at Brain Tumour Research’s Centre of Excellence at Queen Mary University of London over a three-year period.
Read Annie’s story.