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  • WEAR GREY FOR A DAY

    Don’t be benign about brain tumours.
    Brain tumours come in all sorts of grades, shapes and sizes, and the impact is rarely benign.

    People with any sort of brain tumour can experience awful symptoms, many of which you can’t see. Memory loss, exhaustion and changes in personality are just three of the serious symptoms that someone with a brain tumour may have to live with.

    We’re wearing grey again this year to help people understand that all brain tumours can have a devastating impact.

    So, help us turn the world grey on October 1st and together we’ll not only raise awareness, but also funds to support those who face the real challenges of a brain tumour every day.    



    Wear Grey for a Day 2015 Update

    Well, Wear Grey 2015 was a roaring success. 

    Throughout the day we saw the world turn grey for brain tumours.

    Grey was worn in homes, in schools and in workplaces. People got involved in the UK and overseas. And stories and reasons for wearing grey were shared and those no longer with us were remembered. It really was incredible.  

    Thanks so much to all of you who put on your grey and made a stand for brain tumours.

    Together, we made the world notice.

    You can still make a difference

    Wear Grey might be over for another year, but there’s still chance now for you to help us support more people living with and beyond a devastating brain tumour diagnosis. There are a few simple ways you can make a vital donation:

    • Donate via our Wear Grey for a Day Justgiving page 
    • Make a donation via online bank transfer-
      Make a payment using your bank's Internet Banking service direct to our charity bank account: Send your amount to brainstrust, sort code 08-92-99, and account number 65204003.
    • Send a cheque to HQ
      Simply post your cheque to: brainstrust, 4 Yvery Court,
      Castle Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QG
    • And remember to Gift Aid your donation 
      Filling out this one simple form can add 25% to your donation!


    All that's now left to say is bring on Wear Grey 2016! 

    A simple but effective way of raising awareness of this real issue

      Register Today    

    Wear Grey on Justgiving

          Last Year        

          Downloads        


    Wear Grey for a Day is an effective way of building our community, and a simple opportunity to raise funds so that those who face the challenges of a brain tumour everyday can get the support that they need.

    We Wear Grey each year so that we can continue supporting people like Shaun, who actually kicked off Wear Grey in the UK a few years ago.

    In 2007 I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, with an original prognosis of about 5 or 6 years. I met brainstrust not that long after. I don't have a problem with having a brain tumour. What I do have a problem with is all the side effects that come with it. I started wear grey in the UK to raise awareness about these effects, and since then, with brainstrust now involved, it has gone from strength to strength. But the aim remains the same- to raise more awareness of brain tumours, the number of people affected and how life changing they are both for the patient and their carers

    -Shaun Skinner

    Sign up for Wear Grey 2015 today 

    To join Wear Grey for a Day, and to recieve your free Wear Grey pack (including stickers!) you’ll just need to complete these few simple steps:

    1) Fill out the form below 

     

    Fill out my online form.
    There are tons of Wufoo features to help make your forms awesome.


    3)
     Dig out your finest grey attire

    This year we have a whole range of Wear Grey merchandise to ensure you’ll be properly kitted out on the day.

    We have T-shirts, bags, wrist bands and many more items which you can wear to make people pay attention to the cause. And, what’s more, 100% of each sale will go towards funding our support service.

    Visit our shop to grab yourself a wear grey goodie, and make your first donation in the process! 

    4) On the 1st October, WEAR GREY FOR THE DAY, and tell everyone why!  Shout it from the roof tops. Share your stickers, and encourage people to donate £2 by text message in return. Take tons of pictures and then...
    5) CELEBRATE now that you’ve helped raise awareness of this devastating disease, and our work at brainstrust. The more people that learn about us, the more people we can help. Share all of your pictures and stories with us on our Facebook group. 

    Setting up your own Wear Grey campaign

    Maybe you want to do a bit more to help people with a brain tumour on the 1st October? 

    Perhaps you want to get your school, college, business or social group more engaged, by organising a Wear Grey event or asking for sponsorship for a Wear Grey related challenge. We’ll help you every step of the way with this. You can download tips to help with fundraising, and a special quiz pack for your events below.

    If you’re feeling like going all out this year then you can join the Wear Grey Justgiving community and set up your own fundraising campaign. 

    People will be able to make donations here and you can share updates and images about your progress. On the Wear Grey campaign page you’ll also be able to see what others are doing for the big day.

    Click HERE to set up your own Wear Grey campaign. 

     

    How Wear Grey donations will be spent


    Alongside the invaluable awareness raised of brain tumours that wearing grey will provide, the day is also a chance to make donations and help fund our support service.

    Below are examples of how Wear Grey text and campaign donations, as well as merchandise purchases, will be spent. 

    • £5 – a collecting tin, posted - These little helpers sit quietly in shops, pubs, cafes and homes around the UK. Just a few text donations will buy a couple of these, so that they can go out, collect more money and then be used to create some of our vital resources such as...
    • £50 – 1 Brain Box- .
      “Received the Brain Box yesterday – I cried with happiness - what a lovely box of surprises!” - Carer
    • £300 – £500 1 Meet Up-
      “This was our first brainstrust meet up and we were struck by the warmth and openness of this diverse group
      and to know that we are not alone. Everyone was so willing to share information which is brilliant. Thank you brainstrust team!” – Carer
    • I've gained more comfort from your website than anywhere else on the web”- Patient
    • £120000 – 24/7 phone and email support 
      "brainstrust has been a shining light in my dark days. Just knowing someone is there is real comfort . It’s great to know other people truly understand how hard it is sometimes" - Patient

     

    Last year, we turned the whole world grey!

    Last year's Wear Grey for a Day was a massive success. In fact, Wear Grey went international, attracting supporters from 29 different countries and spreading our campaign as far and wide as Australia, China and Morocco, just to name a few.

    In total, 15,652 people signed up, and went on to raise an incredible £13,000, money which was used to support those who face the real challenges of a brain tumour every single day.

    This year we can make it bigger than ever. Let’s reach more people and raise even more funds to help support those living with a brain tumour, and their families.


    What are you waiting for? Help us make Wear Grey 2015 the biggest yet by singing up, purchasing one of our fine Wear Grey garments, and donating £2 by texting WEAR15 £2 to 70070 and encouring others to do the same. 

    Wear Grey for a Day Downloads



    A guide to match giving
    - so that you'll know how to double your initial donation by getting your employers involved.


    How to organise a brainstrust raffle-
    a guide to this fun and easy form of fundraising, to ensure your selling is within the law!




    Wear Grey Quiz pack-
     if you’d like to hold a quiz for Wear Grey, then we’ve done all the hard work for you. Simply download and then get quizzing!

     

    Make the whole world notice that you’re supporting Wear Grey by changing your profile picture on Facebook and Twitter. Click HERE to download the 2015 Wear Grey logo.

     

     

     
     


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