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  • Wear Grey for a Day 2015

    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.

    Click HERE to see some of the pictures from the big day. 

    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:

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    Category: Charity News | Published: 2 October 2015
  • Coast to Coast for brain tumour support

    Three of our amazing supporters Steve GoreInnes Taylor and David Hamlett decided they wanted to do something HUGE for brain tumour support, as they all have friends who have been affected by a terrifying diagnosis.

    The three chose to cycle the 'Way of the Roses' over the August bank holiday weekend- a route which travels from Morecambe through to York then over to meet the east coast in Bridlington and is approximately 170 miles long. Not satisfied with this though, they decided that they’d begin by cycling from Manchester to Morecambe, adding an additional 50 miles. 

    So, in total, Steve, Innes and David cycled a massive 220 miles, with 9000 feet of climbing, and went on to raise an incredible £1,200 for our support service.

    Chaps, you're amazing. 

    Steve has shared with us his (very entertaining) account of the cycle ride:  

    Morecombe to Bridlington is a classic cycling route through some gorgeous countryside, and has been travelled by many cyclists over the years. Two fat fellers and a skinny experienced cyclist decided to...

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    Category: Charity News | Published: 18 September 2015
  • Upcoming Meet Ups with the brain tumour community - get together with others who truly understand

    We know how lonely it can be living with a brain tumour. We also know how beneficial it can be to share your experiences.


    We organise Meet Ups for the brain tumour community to get together, share experience and have some fun. No matter where you are on your journey or what role you have (such as carer, patient, health care professional) come along and spend time with others who truly know what you’re going through.


    Here are some Meet Ups we have coming up in the near future. Please join us- we always love to see you.




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    Category: Charity News | Published: 10 September 2015
  • Brain Tumour Research joining us for Wear Grey for a Day

    We’re very excited to announce the coming together of two brain cancer charities -  brainstrust and Brain Tumour Research- in support of Wear Grey for a Day on October 1st

    Due to the success of the campaign over the last four years, Brain Tumour Research is keen to come on board and show its support by helping us promote and grow the event this year and in the future.  We are delighted that its presence will enable us to widen our reach and highlight the real issues that brain tumour patients face every day.

    Dr Helen Bulbeck, Director of Services and Policy at brainstrust says: 

    This is great news!  None of us is as smart as all of us. Setting our collaborative sights on raising awareness about the challenges that living with a brain tumour bring means we can do so much more for our community”

    You too can help us turn the world grey for brain tumour awareness...

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    Category: Charity News | Published: 7 September 2015
  • little brainstrust Meet Up - Yorkshire Wildlife Park


    We know how hard it is, when you have a child who has a brain tumour.  On September 26th we’re holding a Meet Up at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park near Doncaster, which will give you the chance to meet other families in the same situation.

    This Meet Up will help you see that you’re not alone, and will be a great opportunity to share tips and offer mutual support. What's more, it'll be fun for the whole family! 

    We'll be getting up close and personal with the lemurs, coming face to face with the leopards, and meeting some of the park's latest arrivals, including Pixel the Polar Bear. It will be a real treat that you all deserve.

    “It's very rare to sit amongst other families who can relate to the challenges that we are facing with our children. We found it really beneficial” - Mum, Children’s Meet Up, 2013 

    Book your place...

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    Category: Charity News | Published: 19 August 2015
  • A colour run in memory of Ruth


    Melanie Langston and Julia Sparling, Ruth's Sister and Mum, alongside her family and friends, took part in the Run of Dye colour run in Ipswitch in memory of her sister Ruth, who sadly passed away of a brain tumour in December.

    Ruth’s battle with the tumour was particularly tragic. She passed away at just 34, after 11 months of intense treatment, which left her unable to see her beloved daughter Lydia’s first birthday. And, by Lydia’s second birthday Ruth had passed away.

    brainstrust supported Ruth’s family through this devastating time and Mel wanted to do something so that other families living with the challenges of a brain tumour could receive the same amount of support.

     “We had a ball at Run or Dye colour run and between 20 of us have raised this money for brainstrust. brainstrust and especially Helen was a huge help and support to me when we were on our tragic journey and I hope this money will help others too”

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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 11 August 2015

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