News archive 2012
This year you helped us to run 30 Meet Ups, attended by nearly 1000 brain tumour patients and carers from Southampton to Aberdeen and many places in between.
5 star feedback for brain tumour support
Like last year, these helpful events got 5 star reviews from all that came. We're over the moon about this. We know Meet Ups continue to be really valuable, simply because you tell us they are!
“It was so great to meet up yesterday. We all had a lovely time meeting you and the other patients/carers. My mother said an amazing thing in that yesterday really helped her feel stronger about dealing with her condition after meeting you all”
Carer, London, October 2013
“A fantastic evening (thanks Brainstrust). I woke up feeling hopeful, and very happy to have met such wonderful people (who have inspired me to battle on....).”
Patient, Cambridge, 2013
“BRILLIANT!! Glad I went and happy to meet so many people”Patient, Manchester, 2013
Brain tumour support that tackles isolation and fear
Meet Ups help tackle the isolation that we know comes with this terrible disease. They also help us capture your views and give us a chance to hear what’s important to you...
Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 5 December 2013
Today, brainstrust and the National Cancer Registration Service of Public Health England are able to share for the first time up-to-date
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We now know categorically that there are over 55,498 people living in England and Wales with a brain tumour. And there is potential for there to be a further 20% increase in this number when we have accurate data for London and the South East, and a further jump once we have data for Scotland, where we are also helping hundreds of people with a brain tumour and their carers.
Before today, we knew that around 8,600...
Read full storyCategory: Brain News | Published: 19 November 2013
There's no dressing this up - we really would like you to buy some Christmas cards from brainstrust this year.
We love how our 2013 range of Christmas cards looks (we're buying them ourselves) and selling Christmas cards is a very efficient way for us to raise funds.
Because our Christmas cards are sponsored by companies that like us, we can use every penny raised to provide brain tumour help and support across the UK.
Charity Christmas cards where 100% goes to charity
At a time when it is believed by retailers that 10% of the proceeds of Christmas card sales is an acceptable amount to pass on to charitable causes in order to label their cards as 'charity Christmas cards'
Read full storyCategory: Fundraising News | Published: 14 November 2013
Adele Filon, Mum to Barty Hills, is organising a team to take on Aldershot's Grim Challenge on 1 December. Both Adele and Barty are taking part in the 8 mile run over the Army's very cold and muddy vehicle testing tracks in Aldershot.
The fab team have raised over £1,000 for brain tumour support so far over at www.justgiving.com/adele-filon
Adele says, 'I am indebted to brainstrust. They have given us so much support since Barty was diagnosed with a brain tumour. He has had one operation and faces another, he also suffers from seizures as a result of the first craniotomy. They have answered my fears and concerns immediately'
Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 13 November 2013
Jo Moohan’s a lovely lady. 4 year’s ago she was diagnosed with a brain tumour, and recently we’ve been helping Jo out with some queries and wotnot to do with her diagnosis. Today Jo’s saying thank you by making and selling pickles.
Here’s what Jo has to say…
“I was diagnosed with a meningioma 4 years ago and brainstrust kindly helped me … and I just wanted to say thank you.
I make pickled onions and piccalilli every year for Christmas and usually end up giving jars away ... So this year I thought each jar could earn a donation!
Our local printer is creating some labels (free of charge) for the jars with brainstrust’s logo on and the number to donate by text.
I smell of onions but it's worth it!"
So far Jo has raised a staggering £600 for our work to provide brain tumour support. With the money we will be able to help even...
Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 4 November 2013
By donating your unwanted items, supporting brainstrust is now easier then ever before.
For a three month period all the proceeds from The First in Best Dressed Shop in Sheffield will go to our work to offer brain tumour support. The First in Best Dressed Shop is an innovative charity shop which offers style, value for money and quality.
And if you need an added incentive, when you donate 15 items you get a £5 voucher to spend in the shop! You could make the most of this great offer by arranging a collection through family and friends, at work or school.
What can I donate?
- Ladies, men’s and children’s clothing and shoes
- Books, DVDs, music and video games
- Homeware including glassware, ceramic, textiles, silver, etc
- Accessories, jewellery, belts and handbags
- Toys and games
- Unwanted gifts
How to donate
Either drop off goods at the shop at 60...
Read full storyCategory: Fundraising News | Published: 29 October 2013