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 Danny Green Fund
The Danny Green Fund was set up when his parents lost their gorgeous son Danny at the age of 11. Before he was diagnosed with a brain tumour, their beautiful, fun loving and energetic son was a typical 10 year old in every way, very much living for the moment and enjoying life. Danny went from being a healthy, lively child to needing intensive and prolonged rehabilitation to enable him to even speak and walk again following surgery to remove the tumour. Tragically they still lost him leaving a void which will never be filled.
The Danny Green Fund helps children under the age of 16 suffering from the symptoms of Posterior Fossa Syndrome as the result of a brain tumour and also provides funding for the development of research into the prevention, treatment and cure of children’s brain tumours.
Read Danny's story.