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

Garden Centre raises hundreds for Brain Tumour Research

Garden Centre raises hundreds for Brain Tumour Research

Cherry Lane Garden Centre in Potterspury, near Towcester, has raised £430 to fund research into brain tumours.

Colleagues at the store, located on Roman Way, raised hundreds of pounds for the pioneering charity Brain Tumour Research through sales of its five pence plastic carrier bags. 

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone, at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, yet just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. The money raised by the store team will go towards funding world-leading research to find a cure for the disease - In the UK 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour

Helen Foster, Commercial Director of QD Stores Group which owns Cherry Lane, said: “The sales from our 5p carrier bags have enabled us to provide much needed funds to local charities selected by our store teams. We endeavour to fundraise in as many ways as possible for both local and national charities and this has always been aided by the help and support of our customers.”

All Cherry Lane Garden Centres and the QD Stores Group will also be supporting Brain Tumour Research’s national Wear a Hat Day which takes place on Thursday 29th March 2018.

Wear A Hat Day has raised over a million pounds since it was launched by Brain Tumour Research nine years ago and is the culmination of Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March. Funds raised through Wear A Hat Day 2018 will develop the charity’s network of world-class brain tumour research centres in the UK.

To get involved, or donate, please visit: www.wearahatday.org Or text HAT to 70660 to donate £5*

 

For further information, please contact:
Lexie Jenkins at Brain Tumour Research on 01908 867222 or 07591 206545 or Lexie.Jenkins@braintumourresearch.org

 

Notes to Editors

Cherry Lane Garden Centres are part of the QD Group, a family run business with 43 stores. It is a very active charity fundraiser. For more information on Cherry Lane, visit www.cherry-lane.com.

Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK focused on funding sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours. We have established a game-changing network of world-class Research Centres of Excellence in the UK. Embracing passionate member charities nationwide, over £6 million was raised towards research and support during 2017.

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 unprecedented success of our 2015 petition led to the 2016 Westminster Hall debate and Brain Tumour Research taking a leading role in the Government’s Task and Finish Working Group convened to tackle the historic underfunding for research with the report being published in 2018.

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
  • Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age
  • 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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