Our Corporate Partners who help fund vital research into brain tumours
We are proud to be associated with these brilliant companies who understand the importance of our work and recognise how we can inspire their employees and add value to their brand.
Hobbycraft came on board as official retail partner for Wear a Hat Day 2017 and 2018! Last year Hobbycraft confirmed a further three year collaboration, which was terrific news. The partnership consists of staff fundraising, customer participation, sponsorship, product donations and will also include lots of creative instore activity and competitions for school children and families. Look out for our presence in Hobbycraft stores!
"We have been so impressed by Brain Tumour Research when partnering with them and glad we are able to support such an important cause." - David Westman, (former) Marketing Manager, Hobbycraft
Marks and Spencer Nottingham
Marks and Spencer have chosen Brain Tumour Research as our Nottingham Store Charity of The Year 2019/2020, in honour of our close friend and colleague Elaine Mullen who passed away suddenly last year, as well as friends and family whose lives have been touched by the diagnosis or loss of a loved one from a brain tumour. It was a very sad time for all in store, therefore wanting to do something positive was very important; our staff voted overwhelmingly to support fundraising for research into finding a cure for brain tumours”.
"Our staff were very sure that they wanted to support the vital research into brain tumours, as many of our staff’s lives have been touched in some way by this devastating disease. We are looking forward to collaborating with Brain Tumour Research throughout the course of the year and raising as many days of research in their Centres of Excellence as possible” - Martin Kirkpatrick, Store Manager, Marks and Spencer Nottingham
Clarion Housing Group
We are delighted to partner with the UK's largest housing group, Clarion Housing Group. Darel Bryan worked for Clarion and sadly died from a brain tumour, aged just 34. Darel's partner, Natalie, founded our Fundraising Group The Darel Bryan Foundation with Brain Tumour Research. Clarion staff voted overwhelmingly in 2017 to support Darel's memory and help fund for our cause, pledging to raise £100,000 over three years.
"Staff voted overwhelmingly to support Brain Tumour Research. We promised we would do everything we could to make our fundraising a success, including matching every pound that was raised by staff. So I was thrilled to present a cheque for a staggering £80,000 for Brain Tumour Research." - Ruth Cooke, Chief Executive, Clarion Housing Group
Established in 1999 by Amanda Coulson, SVC Group quickly grew from a trusted, local recruiter into an award-winning company. The business has steadily expanded, offering additional services and expertise with four key divisions and operating companies which provide: Professional Recruitment; Training, Development & Coaching; Human Resources and Health and Safety.
Known for their personal values, these have shaped the way SVC works with clients, candidates and of course with each other. The human touch is woven throughout the business. Our staff recently voted Brain Tumour Research as Charity of the Year in memory of Debbie Coulson, Amanda’s much-loved sister who lost her fight last summer, after being diagnosed with a Grade 4 Glioblastoma. We will come together to walk, bake and cycle during the next 12 months raising funds for much-needed research.
"Never did I imagine being in the position we were in when my sister Debbie was diagnosed with a brain tumour, but Brain Tumour Research was there for us when we really needed it, providing us with all the advice, guidance and support that we required at such a difficult time. I wholeheartedly admire the hard work and dedication of this fantastic charity which has inadvertently become a huge part of my life. These are just some of the reasons we have chosen Brain Tumour Research as our company ‘charity of the year'" - Amanda Coulson, CEO & Founder
Specsavers were the official sponsor for Wear A Hat Day 2018 and 2019. They have run an imaginative array of different fundraising events across their various branches all over the UK. The partnership increased the profile of both our brands on Twitter during the campaign with many tweets tagging us and enjoying the Specsavers' staff participating in their fundraising activities.
"Our activity with Brain Tumour Research enabled us to promote the role of eye care in the diagnosis of brain tumours, but in an engaging and fun way that was straightforward for our store teams and customers to get involved in." - Marc Breton, Senior Campaign Manager, Specsavers
After losing several members of their family to brain tumours, founders of the ethical hat brand KuSan were inspired to design two special bobble hats knitted in our brand colours to add to their range, along with a selection of branded bobble hat keyrings. The hats are being launched into the trade for the UK winter clothing season in September 2018.
The bobble hats will be available from good independent retailers across the country and online from www.hatsandcaps.co.uk. For a list of stockists or to buy directly, visit www.kusan.co.uk. KuSan will contribute £4 from every hat sold and all the proceeds from the sale of the keyrings will help fund our work, which includes game-changing research at our UK Centres of Excellence.
The keyrings can be bought exclusively from the Brain Tumour Research eBay store for £5 each.
Artfever is pleased to be partnering with Brain Tumour Research. Company Director Beverley Siggers sadly lost her father to a brain tumour in October 2016 and then her aunt more recently in 2019, also to a brain tumour.
Artfever manufacture digitally printed roller blinds and they will donate £5.00 for every blind that they sell in the hope that future research can eradicate this terminal illness.
"I chose this fantastic charity Brain Tumour Research because I recognise the value of our work and want to contribute to help find a cure for brain cancer, whilst keeping my father’s and auntie’s memories alive." - Beverly Siggers
DMH Stallard is an award-winning law firm that is passionate about client care, and the commitment to this ethos is driven from the top down. We were delighted when the firm’s staff chose Brain Tumour Research as its Charity of the Year after one of their employees’ brother was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
To date, DHM Stallard has raised over £6,000 in support of our work and during the 12 months of this partnership and we have been delighted to be able to share highlights – with both DMH Stallard partners and clients alike – of the work being carried out by our world-class scientists at our dedicated Research Centres of Excellence.
In collaboration with the University of Plymouth, home to one of our Research Centres of Excellence, Plymouth Citybus launched a specially branded double-decker bus, raising awareness and funds for Brain Tumour Research as it travels throughout the region over the next few years. The bus helped launch Wear A Hat Day 2018 and will be used at other key fundraising events.
There are so many ways for your organisation to collaborate with Brain Tumour Research. To find out more about how we can work with your company or brand, please contact:
Head of Corporate Fundraising
Tel: 01908 867200 or Mobile: 07860 922124