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Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years

Calling all Florists: Announcing ‘Flowers for Hope Week’ in memory of Jane Packer

Calling all Florists:  Announcing ‘Flowers for Hope Week’  in memory of Jane Packer

Internationally renowned and pioneer florist, Jane Packer, sadly passed away from a brain tumour in 2011.

This is your chance to engage in a nationwide fundraising campaign to find a cure for this devastating disease and support the charity, Brain Tumour Research whilst celebrating the creativity of the florist industry, in memory of Jane Packer. 

The campaign will take place during 12th - 18th June 2017. Jane’s husband Gary Wallis, CEO of Jane Packer Limited and Chair of the Jane Packer Foundation, has commissioned his team to design a bespoke bouquet for the event. FleuraMetz will supply ingredients of the bouquet at a discounted price and donations from sales at participating UK florists will go to Brain Tumour Research.

Florists will also have the opportunity to enter into a competition for the most creative window display, encouraging customers to buy the beautiful Jane Packer bouquets. Winners will win tickets for the 2018 Chelsea Flower Show.

Brain Tumour Research will support the campaign with regional publicity and on social media.

Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer - yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research is allocated to this devastating disease. 

Help us fund the fight and together we will find a cure.

For more information and to take part in the campaign, please visit:

www.braintumourresearch.org/Flowers-for-Hope

Notes to Editors

Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on funding sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours. We are building a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK. Embracing passionate member charities nationwide, £5.5 million was raised towards research and support during 2016.

We are campaigning to see the national spend on research into brain tumours increased to £30 - £35 million a year, in line with breast cancer and leukaemia. The charity is celebrating a year of high-profile campaigning on this issue following the unprecedented success of its petition in 2016. Following that, Brain Tumour Research is now taking a leading role in the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group convened to tackle the historic underfunding for research.

Key statistics on brain tumours:

  • Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
  • They kill more children than leukaemia
  • They kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer
  • They kill more women under 35 than breast cancer
  • Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease
  • In the UK 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour
  • Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers
  • Incidences of, and deaths from, brain tumours are increasing.

Please quote Brain Tumour Research as the source when using this information. Additional facts and statistics are available from our website including our latest Report on National Research Funding. We can also provide case-studies and research expertise for media.

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