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Hope Tree Christmas Appeal

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

Give the Gift of Hope this Christmas

Our Hope Tree Christmas Appeal invites you to make a donation in memory of a loved one or in support of all of those affected by a brain tumour.

Each year, our special Hope Trees take pride of place in the heart of our Research Centres of Excellence during the festive period. 

For every donation you make, you can leave your own special message with us which we'll write on a ‘bauble of hope’ and hang on the Hope Tree at your Research Centre of choice.


How to donate to the appeal and send your message of hope

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 team at Charing Cross is exploring ways to develop new tools, techniques and procedures in order to continually improve and optimise the complex science of neurosurgery. The collaborative research team based at Hammersmith are scrutinising many aspects of brain tumour biology.

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, please contact us and we will organise to send a bauble to you. 

Please note: all donations and messages received after December 14th will be hung on the 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.

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