National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Collaborating with Member Charities to help find a cure
At Brain Tumour Research, we know that there is strength in numbers and we are proud to collaborate with a large number of volunteer led charities as we work to get closer to our vision of finding a cure for this devastating disease.
Our Member Charities help raise vital awareness and funds for research, as well as providing information and support. This Small Charity Week, we’re highlighting just a few of the charities that work alongside Brain Tumour Research.
Astro Brain Tumour Fund was founded in 2001 by Katie Sheen after her brother-in-law Paul Chamberlain was diagnosed with a low-grade astrocytoma. Sadly Paul passed away in March 2006. The charity raises funds to support research into low-grade glioma brain tumours. It also offers information and support to those affected by the disease and holds regular fundraising events, including its annual Norfolk Family Walk which raised more than £23,000 last year.
After losing their son Danny, age 11, his parents set up The Danny Green Fund. Following surgery to remove his brain tumour, Danny was left with Posterior Fossa Syndrome (PFS). The Danny Green Fund was set up to help other children suffering from the symptoms of PFS and also provides funding for the development of research into children’s brain tumours.
Blue Skye Thinking supports research into the treatment of childhood brain tumours, striving to give all children diagnosed a better chance of survival and improved quality of life during and post-treatment. It was set up by the family of Skye Hall (pictured), who was diagnosed with a grade 4 medulloblastoma and passed away in 2014.
Click here to find out more about all of our Member Charities and their work.
We embrace these collaborations and welcome new Member Charities. To find out more about becoming a Member Charity of Brain Tumour Research, please get in touch via our contact form.
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