National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £35 million a year
MSPs get behind Brain Tumour Awareness Month at Holyrood
Large numbers of Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), including the leaders of the Scottish Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties (pictured in this group photo), donned their hats to show their support for Brain Tumour Awareness Month and Wear A Hat Day.
At an event yesterday (Thursday 16th March), sponsored by Beatrice Wishart, MSP for Orkney and Shetland, members of our policy and community fundraising teams headed to Holyrood to discuss ideas on how best MSPs could further the cause of brain tumour research. They were joined by supporters Nadia Majid, who set up a Fundraising Group called Remembering Rayhan in memory of her four-year-old son, and Suzanne Davies, who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) in 2014.
A surprising number of attendees had personal reasons for supporting the event, including Beatrice herself whose daughter had a brain tumour diagnosis. She said: “It should be twelve months of the year that we remember brain tumours.”
We will build on the relationships started at this event to further engage and involve policy makers in Scotland and to make sure that ground-breaking research already underway in Scotland is properly supported by the Scottish Government.
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