National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
Our Chief Executive’s New Year message
As 2023 begins I can’t help but reflect on our financial year ending June 2022 which was incredible. Working together with you our loyal supporters we raised more than £7.5 million. We raised awareness reaching millions of people with your stories shared on national and local tv and radio, and in thousands of newspapers. We increased our social media following on Facebook to more than 150,000 and led the inquiry of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours: Pathway to a Cure – breaking down the barriers. The report will be published in March, Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
We couldn’t do what we do without you, our loyal supporters, and are very excited that we are in the process of selecting our fourth Centre of Excellence to be announced in March. The applications have been outstanding, it would be wonderful if we could support more than one of them. To do this we need to keep growing our income to both sustain our existing Centres and fund more. This won’t happen without your help.
We expect our Centres to deliver world-leading brain tumour research that will attract further national investment from the Government and larger research charities as part of this quest. We rely on you our supporters to help us achieve our ambition of raising more than £12 million a year, to fund our awareness-raising, campaigning and in time seven ground-breaking Research Centres, each with £1 million a year.
As a charity we are focused on our vision of finding a cure through our strategic objectives of increasing the national investment in brain tumour research and fundraising to establish seven dedicated research Centres of Excellence.
We should all be very proud of ourselves but there is still so much to do if we are to achieve our vision of a cure for all types of brain tumours.
The current climate makes it difficult but please do what you can during 2023 and beyond to donate, fundraise, share your stories, campaign with us and get your community and workplaces involved.
Together we will find a cure.
Love, thoughts and best wishes for 2023