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Our Patrons and Celebrity Supporters

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer

OUR PATRONS & CELEBS...helping us to raise awareness

Debbie McGee

Celebrity Supporter “It is important to me to share Paul’s story because I want to help other people. Paul was one of those people who genuinely lit up a room when he walked in and I want people to know how this cruel disease stripped him of everything within a few short weeks to the point where he collapsed on the bathroom floor and I held him as he wept and asked me what was happening to him." Read more

Denise Van Outen

Celebrity Supporter "The charity Brain Tumour Research is massively underfunded compared with a lot of other charities. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killers of children and adults under the age of 40. It's about myself being a mum. It's about the next generation, you need to protect them". 

Garry Christian

Celebrity Supporter “I’m really delighted to be associated with Brain Tumour Research and their Wear A Hat Day campaign – I feel for every family going through the same turmoil at the hands of this vicious disease that my family did and hope as many of you as possible will join me in wearing a hat and raising funds and awareness for this vital cause.”

Ian Reddington

Patron Ian is known to millions of TV viewers and is the only actor to create major roles in two most popular soaps Tricky Dicky, Albert Square’s lothario Market Manager in Eastenders and Vernon the hapless drummer in Coronation Street. Very different roles but both of which captured the attention of the public. Read more

Jacqui Oatley

Celebrity Supporter “Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. They are indiscrimate and can strike at any time of life. I’m supporting Wear A Hat Day because I know the devastation brain tumours cause. Help us fund the fight. Together we will find a cure.”

John Bercow

Patron John was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons on 22nd June 2009.  He has been the Member of Parliament for Buckingham since May 1997.

John was alerted to the plight of brain tumours in January 2004, by a constituent and was particularly touched by the stories of children. `There can surely be few more tragic or heartbreaking experiences than for a parent to discover that his or her child has a brain tumour.'
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John Newman

Celebrity Supporter "I was shaking I was so scared when I was told I had a brain tumour and it was a neurosurgeon who saved my life. To keep improving outcomes for others at my age that are being diagnosed with a brain tumour, we must seriously increase the funding for the research into this disease. I am delighted to bring awareness of Wear A Hat Day to all my fans and am asking everyone to please get involved make a donation to Brain Tumour Research. Let’s fund this fight together!”

Kady McDermott

Celebrity Supporter “Nan was the rock of our family…by the time they confirmed it was a brain tumour, there was nothing anyone could do…things happened so quickly. As soon as we got the diagnosis, she went downhill. It was like Nan just wasn’t there anymore. She couldn’t even talk really.” Read more

Linda Robson

Celebrity Supporter “I’m delighted to be able to help such a wonderful and passionate charity. My closest cousin Jackie had been diagnosed with a brain tumour and I’m amazed by the lack of funding being made available for this terrible and life-threatening disease, so I’m doing what I can to help raise awareness and increase support for Brain Tumour Research and Wear A Hat Day."

Mark Hunter MBE

Patron Olympic champion Mark Hunter MBE joined Brain Tumour Research in 2013 as Patron.

Mark won an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Great Britain's first ever lightweight rowing medal, along with his partner Zac Purchase, and went on to win silver at the London 2012 Olympics.
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Philip Treacy OBE

Patron
The most celebrated hat designer of the age Philip Treacy became a patron of Brain Tumour Research in 2011.
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Sarah Beeny

Celebrity Supporter “To have lost my mum thirty years ago, and, more recently, my stepmother, it is disheartening to hear that not much has changed. More research is needed so fewer lives will be devastated by this dreadful disease. I want to see a day when cancer is no longer life-threatening, when the notion that cancer could be a killer is thought absurd.” Read more

Sheila Hancock CBE

Celebrity Supporter “No-one can prepare you the news of a loved one being ill; when my grandson Jack was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of four, it was devastating for us all. Jack is now an accomplished young man and together we want to help raise awareness. Some 16,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year - more funding is urgently needed so that one day we can find a cure."

Stephen Jones OBE

Celebrity Supporter “I find the situation with the underfunding of brain tumour research really surprising. Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, but don’t get anything like the research funding they need. It’s shocking. Whenever I tell people, they can’t believe it.” Read more

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