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.
The charity was set up in 2017 by Finnbar Cork’s parents after they lost their son in August 2016. Finnbar passed away aged five, just five months after being diagnosed with a brain tumour and just over a month before his birthday.
Finnbar’s Force works to support families in East Anglia who have a child diagnosed with a brain tumour. It also raises funds for research into childhood brain cancer and seeks to raise awareness of the disease and its debilitating effects and to campaign for improvements in the current standard of care and support available, as well as for more research.
Tristan and Claire Cork - 01603 811288 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Read Finnbar's story.