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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.


Inquiry Report

On the eve of Brain Tumour Awareness Month, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT)  launched its inquiry report, Pathway to a Cure – breaking down the barriers, at Westminster. Read more about the report here.

Minute's Silence

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 – Hertfordshire

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

Woodborough Green Garden Centre –Nottingham

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Spread the word

Inspire others to support our cause by downloading our social media toolkit. Share these infographics on all your social media pages to help raise vital awareness of the stark facts surrounding this devastating disease. Download the infographics by clicking here.

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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.