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Christmas Appeal

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

Donate to our Christmas Appeal and Let's Keep Research Working

Christmas is an important time for many people to support Brain Tumour Research in support of someone diagnosed with this devastating disease, in memory of a loved one, or to simply help support the cause.

We are dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable research into this devastating disease but Covid-19 has put our work in jeopardy; the loss of funds for research could undo all the advancements we’ve made over the last decade.

So many people’s lives in the future will depend on the discoveries that our funding can help bring about.

Thank you for helping us this Christmas to continue to fund the fight.


Christmas Hope Trees

By donating to our Christmas Appeal, you can also share a personal message on a special ‘bauble of hope’.

Your message could be a memory of a loved one, recognition of the bravery of someone diagnosed with a brain tumour, or a heartfelt thanks to our scientists for their tireless efforts to find a cure.

Choose the Centre at which you’d like your bauble to be displayed by clicking one of the options below. Choose your donation amount and complete the text box with your short message that you’d like written on your bauble.

Professor Oliver Hanemann leads multiple teams at the UK’s leading specialist research centre for low-grade brain tumours. The Plymouth Centre has developed a ‘fast-track’ process for screening new potentially therapeutic drugs using human brain tumour cell cultures.

Professor Silvia Marino and her team, in collaboration with University College London, are studying glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumours, the most aggressive and most common primary high-grade tumour diagnosed in adults, as well as some rarer primarily childhood tumours such as choroid plexus.

Imperial College encompasses both surgical and research teams across two West London locations. The clinical team at Charing Cross Hospital is exploring ways to develop new tools, techniques and procedures in order to improve and optimise neurosurgery. Our research team based at Hammersmith is exploring how tumour cells get their energy, how to increase the efficacy of existing drugs, and how artificial intelligence might help devise more personalised treatments.

If you wish to make multiple donations and hang multiple baubles at the same or more than one Centre, just repeat the process described above.

If you would like to handwrite your own message on a bauble and you haven't received one in the post, please contact us and we will organise to send a bauble to you. 

Bauble messages received after December 11th will be displayed on the Christmas Hope Tree at Brain Tumour Research HQ in Milton Keynes.

Thank you!

We are always humbled and touched by the messages of love, determination, hope and inspiration we receive at this time of year and are proud to display them as a symbol of strength and resilience against this devastating disease.

If you have any questions or you'd like more information about our Christmas Appeal, please email us on or call 01908 867200. 

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Help us build the UK's largest network of experts in sustainable brain tumour research and campaign for more investment nationally. Together we will find a cure.