16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year
Who we partner with
We are lucky to have the support of and be working with incredible and dedicated companies. Currently we are working with:
Arconic Manufacturing (GB) LTD
Arconic Manufacturing (GB) LTD lost a beloved colleague to a brain tumour in 2017. In her memory, they have chosen Brain Tumour Research as their Charity of the Year for 2018, organising a variety of events throughout the year to raise money and awareness.
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
Hobbycraft came on board as official retail partner for Wear a Hat Day 2017 and 2018! The partnership consisted of staff fundraising, customer participation, sponsorship, product donations and will also include lots of creative instore activity 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
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.
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.
Our long-standing partner QD Stores have consistently supported us by taking part in Wear A Hat Day year on year. We are delighted that they supported us again throughout March 2017. Their stores sold pin badges and wristbands, as well as staff wearing hats and organising fundraising activities to raise vital funds for research into brain tumours.
Specsavers were the official sponsor for Wear A Hat Day 2018. They ran an imaginative array of different fundraising events across their stores and enjoyed a fantastic heightened exposure on Twitter during the campaign.
"Partnering with the Brain Tumour Research charity was a natural fit for us. It 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. We look forward to working with the charity on future initiatives." - Marc Breton, Senior Campaign Manager, Specsavers