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Our Retired Fundraising Groups

Our retired Fundraising Groups

Our Fundraising Groups are set up by families who have lost loved ones to brain tumours or have a loved one with a brain tumour diagnosis. Sometimes there comes a time when a family may wish to continue their work of raising awareness and funds, but in a less formal way.

We are grateful to all our Fundraising Groups, past and present, for the invaluable work they do within their communities to promote the brain tumour cause and make a difference in our mission to find a cure for all types of brain tumours.

The following are Fundraising Groups who have retired from active duty, but remain very much a part of our brain tumour community:

Sophie's Wish

Sophie's Wish was set up by the family and friends of Sophie Burchill, who was diagnosed with an aggressive ependymoma at the age of just 11 months. Sophie underwent emergency surgery to remove the tumour, followed by 16 months of chemotherapy. Whilst in and out of hospital the family witnessed many other children with brain tumours, some who were worse affected than Sophie, others who passed away.

All those involved in the Fundraising Group have been shocked to discover that diagnosis and survival rates have not moved on for at least 30 years and hope that Sophie's Wish will help to redress the balance in brain tumour research funding so that better treatments and ultimately a cure can be found.
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