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Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer

Thank you from Brain Tumour Research

Thank you from Brain Tumour Research
by Elise O'Kelly

hope-tree-plymouth-2016-7Dear Friends,

2016 has been a year of change.

Over 120,000 of you signed our e-petition, leading to a groundbreaking brain tumour debate at Westminster. Promises were made to take action to address the historic underfunding for brain tumour research, and the first meeting of the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group in October, put those wheels in motion. Please keep an eye out on our website and social media feeds for updates in 2017.

This is not the only leap forward. In October 2016, we launched our latest statistics report on national funding. This revealed a troubling status quo in research funding, whilst brain tumour incidents continue to rise. The report gained national press coverage and will underpin our campaigning activities during 2017.

Finally, we’ve had our best ever year of fundraising and have now crossed the £10million mark for all-time funds raised! We cannot say thank you enough for your tireless and loyal support, without which we would not be able to continue our mission of building a network of experts in sustainable research and finding a cure for this devastating disease.

Thank you for your generosity, your strength and your voice.

We look forward to making even more progress, with you, in 2017.

Love and thoughts,

Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive.

Ways you can stay involved in 2017

Getting fit in the new year? Our nationwide spinathon On Yer Bike will take place on Saturday 25th February, the perfect opportunity for some feel-good fundraising. www.braintumourresearch.org/onyerbike

Register now for Wear A Hat Day 2017 – the UK’s premier brain tumour research fundraising event returns on Friday 31st March and we want to hear about all your #hattastic fundraising! www.wearahatday.org

The sun will come out again and when it does, we’ll be looking forward to Host for Hope: garden parties, BBQs and coffee mornings galore! www.myhostforhope.org

Take on a challenge! You can support our cause at any challenge event you take part in. Find your own, or choose from our event calendar: www.braintumourresearch.org/calendar-of-events

Share your story. Your inspirational accounts of survival, determination and strength are absolutely vital in helping to raise awareness. Contact our friendly PR team if you would like to share your story in 2017. media@braintumourresearch.org

Take a tour of the labs at one of our Centres of Excellence and learn about our groundbreaking research. www.braintumourresearch.org/centre-lab-tours

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