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

Fundraising tops the menu at Crosby restaurant

Fundraising tops the menu at Crosby restaurant

A Thai restaurant in Crosby Village is aiming to raise vital funds towards research into brain tumours with an afternoon of food and live music.

On Sunday 7 April, fundraising is topping the menu at Ayuthaya restaurant on Liverpool Road as it opens its doors for a fine dining experience. Organised in aid of the Brain Tumour Research charity, diners can enjoy a three-course meal, a courtesy first drink, and live entertainment from ‘Mr Soul Man’ Steve Charles.

Tickets are available now for £25 each and all proceeds from the foodie fundraiser will go towards funding the fight against brain tumours which kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Despite this, historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Julie Lawson, organiser of the event, said: “We’re really excited about our fundraiser and tickets are selling fast. As well as enjoying a delicious meal and entertainment from Steve Charles, people can win big in a raffle too.

“We’re hoping to raise as much as possible on the day for a cause which is ever so important. It shocks me that brain tumours devastate so many lives but research is so underfunded. I hope we can help make a difference.”

Brain Tumour Research funds sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence in the UK; it also campaigns for the Government and the larger cancer charities to invest more in research into brain tumours in order to speed up new treatments for patients and, ultimately, to find a cure. The charity is calling for an annual spend of £35m in order to improve survival rates and patient outcomes in line with other cancers such as breast cancer and leukaemia.

Andrea Pankiw, community fundraising manager at Brain Tumour Research in the North West, said: “The Ayuthaya fundraising day is going to be a fantastic event and it’s an easy way for people to support an extremely important cause. We hope Julie and the team can reach their target and thank them for their support.”

To purchase a ticket, contact Julie.Lawson@hotmail.co.uk

 

For further information, please contact:
Farel James at Brain Tumour Research on 01908 867221 or 07592 502708 or Farel.James@braintumourresearch.org

 

Notes to Editors

Brain Tumour Research is the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours, and we are a leading voice calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer.

We are building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.

We welcome recent funding announcements for research into brain tumours from the UK Government and Cancer Research UK – £65 million pledged over the next five years. However, this potential funding of £13 million a year comes with a catch – money will only be granted to quality research proposals and, due to the historic lack of investment, there may not be enough of these applications that qualify for grants from this pot.

We want research funding parity with breast cancer and leukaemia. We are calling for a £30-35 million investment every year for research into brain tumours in order to fund the ground-breaking research needed to accelerate the translation from laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and fast-track new therapies for this devastating disease.

The Brain Tumour Research charity is a powerful campaigning organisation and represents the voice of the brain tumour community across the UK. We helped establish and provide the ongoing Secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Brain Tumours (APPGBT) which published its report Brain Tumours A cost too much to bear? in 2018. Led by the charity, the report examines the economic and social impacts of a brain tumour diagnosis. We are also a key player in the development strategy for the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission. 

Key statistics on brain tumours:

  • Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age
  • Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
  • Historically, just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to brain tumours
  • In the UK, 16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour
  • Brain tumours kill more children than leukaemia
  • Brain tumours kill more men under 45 than prostate cancer
  • Brain tumours kill more women under 35 than breast cancer
  • Less than 20% of those diagnosed with a brain tumour survive beyond five years compared with an average of 50% across all cancers

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

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