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Find out more about about Brain Tumour UK and the work we do by visiting our displays at various neuroscience centres throughout the country during Brain Tumour Awareness Month:
Walton Centre Liverpool, main foyer
Cancer Centre, Leicester Royal
QEH in Cancer Centre (Patrick Centre) – North and Midlands
Christies Cancer Centre (North and Midlands)
Neuro Support Centre, Liverpool – during the last week of March
Linda Dare, 50, and her friend Mary Pike, 51, are undertaking a self-funded Cuban Cycle challenge, cycling 350km over seven days to raise funds for Brain Tumour UK. Linda from Taunton, Somerset, lost her husband, Richard, to a brain tumour in October 2010. ‘I felt I needed a challenge to raise money for this wonderful cause. If it helps just one person beat this cruel disease it will be worth it.’
A team of 20 Brain Tumour UK runners will take part in this exciting annual event, which starts and finishes at the historic Silverstone Racing Circuit. Before the run, our team will be drilled army-style by Shaun Casey of Regiment Fitness, who will ensure they are warmed up and in good spirits for the race. Join us at our cheering parties along the route or at our marquee in the charity village. For more information or to donate to our runners, contact us on 0845 4500 386.
Thinking about running for Brain Tumour UK in the future? Visit our running page to find out more about other running events.
Join us at a conference about brain tumours where the patient’s voice is paramount. Brain Tumour UK and the Royal Society for Medicine co-host this annual conference.
Meet our team of top researchers and find out more about the ground-breaking work that they do. Find out more about our Neuro-Oncology Research Centre.
Sisters Laura Bailey, 24, and Nicola Naisbett, 28, are hosting an afternoon tea party for 80 people in Durham to raise funds for Brain Tumour UK. Tickets to this event are now sold out, but you can still support the sisters on their JustGiving page.
The sisters lost both their parents to brain tumours. Laura says: ‘When I was 10 years old and my sister 13, mum Diane was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on her back. This was removed and she was in remission for a number of years. During this time, in 2000, my dad Trevor was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour, when I was 12 and my sister 15.He sadly lost his life in 2001.
‘Four years later, mum was diagnosed with secondary cancer in her brain, which had spread too far for radiotherapy. She became ill soon after her chemotherapy began and my sister and I were her primary carers during her six-month fight against the disease. Whilst caring for mum, my sister was working part-time and studying for her degree and I was working part-time and preparing for my A-levels. We have both now graduated and my sister is a teacher and I am a trainee lawyer.
‘We feel very strongly about Brain Tumour UK which provides support to carers and sufferers and which funds research into treatments and hopefully one day a cure for brain tumours.’
Challenge yourself by jumping out of a plane at 10,000ft for Brain Tumour UK on our annual skydiving day at Brackley and Salisbury airfields.
All you need is guts, and a minimum sponsorship of £395. This is a truly amazing day and one you will never forget. You can jump in tandem or alone. Go on give it a go!
And if you can’t join us on our national skydiving day in March, you can have this amazing experience on another day - see our skydiving web page for more information.
Contact us on 0845 4500 386 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Taylor Nicholson, 51, from Penzance is going bald for the entire month of March to raise funds for Brain Tumour UK.
The former nurse is living with a brain tumour. ‘I would like to show solidarity for my fellow tumour sufferers, to emphasize our vulnerability and to raise awareness about brain tumours.
‘It is also a tribute to my dear friend Veronica, who died of a brain tumour that was not
diagnosed until too late. She was 48 years old.