Brain Tumour Awareness Month
Brain Tumour Awareness Month was launched in 2004 by a group of charities that went on to become founding members of Brain Tumour Research.
One in three people know someone affected by this devastating disease. This March, we will once again be leading the way with a programme of activities to raise vital awareness and funds to get closer to our vision of finding a cure for all types of brain tumours.
The month culminates with the return of one of the UK’s most popular annual fundraisers – Wear A Hat Day.
Your support this Brain Tumour Awareness Month will help bring hope to brain tumour patients and their loved ones. Please donate what you can and let’s get closer to a cure together.
On Wednesday 1st March, at 11am, a minute’s silence was observed at each of our Centres of Excellence and a commemorative wreath was laid at the Walls of Hope. We also marked this moment of remembrance at our head office and invited you to observe it wherever you were. Find out more.
At 7:30pm on Wednesday 1st March, hundreds of you helped us #ShineALight for all those affected by brain tumours. Amongst those who lit a candle and shared a photo on social media were Kelsey Parker and Sarah Beeny, as well as the families of Amani Liaquat and George Fox who died from brain tumours last year. Thank you to everyone who took part to help us raise awareness.
New Research Centre
We are proud to announce The Institute of Cancer Research, located in Sutton, Surrey, as our fourth Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, bringing us closer to our mission to establish a network of seven dedicated Centres across the UK. Find out more here.
Wear A Hat Day
Get your thinking caps on because Wear A Hat Day is back on Friday 31st March! Join in, look super for science and help make research breakthroughs happen. Register now and help us make Wear A Hat Day 2023 a record-breaking success.
Rose for Hope
New for 2023, our beautiful Rose for Hope will add a pop of colour to any garden! This repeat-flowering floribunda rose blooms a deep yellow. Available to purchase from selected garden centres listed below, a minimum of £1 will be donated for every rose sold.
Albrighton Garden Centre – Shropshire
Alton Garden Centre Limited – Essex
Arcadia Garden Centre – North Yorkshire
Ashtead Park Garden Centre – Surrey
Baytree Garden Centre – Lincolnshire
Bickerdikes Garden Centre – Hertfordshire
Bold Heath Garden Centre – Cheshire
Bournville Garden Centre – West Midlands
Braintree Garden Centre – Essex
Bridgnorth Garden Centre – West Midlands
Brigg Garden Centre – Lincolnshire
Brockworth Garden Centre – Gloucestershire
Burford House Garden Centre – Lincolnshire
Burston Garden Centre Ltd –
Camarthen Garden Centre – Carmarthenshire
Carpenters Nursery & Farm Shop – Hertfordshire
Chilton Garden Centre – Oxfordshire
Cotefield Nurseries – Oxfordshire
Farnborough Garden Centre – Oxfordshire
Finchley Nurseries – London
Floralands – Nottingham
Frosts T/A Willington GC – Bedfordshire
Frosts Woburn – Buckinghamshire
Gates Nurseries – Leicestershire
Hall Castle Bromwich – West Midlands
Halls Sutton Colefield – West Midlands
Harrow Garden Centre - Middlesex
Hitchin Garden Centre – Hertfordshire
Hornsea Garden Centre – East Yorkshire
Jacksdale Garden Centre – Nottingham
Knights Garden Centre Betchworth – Surrey
Knights Garden Centre Nags Hall – Surrey
Louth Garden Centre – Lincolnshire
Malt Kiln Garden Centre & Farm Shop – Warwickshire
New Hollybeck Nurseries – Nottingham
Osterley Garden Centre – Middlesex
Playhatch Garden Centre – Berkshire
Poplar Nurseries Marks Tay – Essex
Ramsgate Garden Centre – Kent
Root One Garden Centre – Oxfordshire
Scotsdale Garden Centre – Cambridgeshire
Summerseat Garden Centre – Lancashire
Tarporley Garden Centre– Cheshire
Thaxters Garden Centre – Norfolk
The Olde Watermill – Bedfordshire
Winnersh Garden Centre – Berkshire
Wolseley Bridge Garden Centre – Staffordshire
Wolvercroft – Dorset
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History of Brain Tumour Awareness Month
Brain Tumour Awareness Month was launched in 2004 as part of the efforts of a group of UK brain tumour charities working together to raise vital awareness of the lack of funding and to influence UK governments and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally in brain tumour research.
In 2009, the national charity Brain Tumour Research was launched to lead the campaigning work and raise the funds needed in order to sustain the vital research that is so desperately needed to find a cure for the disease. Click here to read about some of the key milestones we have reached over the years during Brain Tumour Awareness Month.