News archive 2012
This week the Society of British Neurological Surgeons are holding their Spring Meeting in Sheffield and we’re delighted to be joining them.
Hosted by the Department of Neurosurgery at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital and taking place at Sheffield Hallam University, the event is being held jointly with the Hungarian Neurosurgery Society.
We’re really excited that the event is being held in Sheffield, which is the home of our first regionally focused brain tumour support service, and we’ll be sharing our plans for our work in the area with some of the best neurosurgeons from around the UK.
Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife and more...
Over the next couple of days we’ll be hearing about new techniques in Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, more about Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and about the exciting therapeutic potential for transplanted stem cells in future neurosurgery.
Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 21 May 2013
Hypnotherapy now available through brainstrust to help tackle anxiety and stress in brain tumour patients
Complementary therapies have long been identified as an important contributor to wellbeing in brain tumour patients and carers. They are a gentle, natural treatment and we are delighted to be able to expand our resource to encompass hypnotherapy.
There is plenty of evidence that hypnotherapy helps people with cancer and those who care for them. Hypnotherapy can be used alongside conventional medical treatments and for a number of different purposes.Category: Charity News | Published: 10 May 2013
Today we're really excited to announce that we're teaming up with York-based Smiley Riley Fund to develop a service dedicated to helping children diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Emotional and financial support for families and carers of children battling a brain tumour
We will work together to provide financial and emotional support to families and carers of children undergoing treatment for a brain tumour. The partnership will also mean that Smiley Riley Fund UK can remain focused on fundraising while we manage the administration of the funds raised.
Smiley Riley was set up in 2012 to raise money to send brain tumour sufferer, Riley Plant on his dream holiday. After Riley’s death in September 2012, the charity has continued to raise funds for affected families.
Building on brainstrust's revered national support service
Working with brainstrust, which already offers a revered national support service for brain tumour patients, will give Smiley Riley Fund UK the ability to help more families throughout the UK.
Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 15 April 2013
Today, we've announced that we're recruiting 2 additional people to our support team. Pete Burchill and Frances Milburn join brainstrust to deliver our revered support service in Sheffield and South Yorkshire.
Director of Services here at brainstrust, Helen Bulbeck, states “We know that brain tumour patients face many challenges that are unique to their condition. This is a really exciting time for brainstrust, but moreso for the people in Sheffield and South Yorkshire, who will be the first to benefit from our move to deliver a robust, dedicated regional support service that is based on 7 years of accumulated national insight into the needs of brain tumour patients and carers”
Pete and Frances started in March, and will be working hard, and in consultation with local brain tumour patients, their carers and the Royal Hallamshire team to build a useful, sustainable community for brain tumour patients and carers in the area.
The team can be reached via the brainstrust support line on 01983 292405. You can email Pete on email@example.com and Frances on firstname.lastname@example.org
Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 11 April 2013Tonight, two forces collide (with a great outcome) when brainstrust patron Andrew McEvoy operates on patient and star supporter Daryl Gittins for BBC 2's flagship documentary, 'Keeping Britain Alive'. Tune in at 9pm for the whole story, but be warned, awake craniotomies aren't for the faint hearted!
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Read full storyCategory: Charity News | Published: 9 April 2013
Rachel Clark, the wife of former soldier Shawn who died of brain cancer aged just 42 is leading a rally to the Scottish Parliament to raise awareness of the issues that brain tumour patients and carers face.
Shawn Clark, who served in the Royal Artillery and the Royal Irish, passed away in July 2011 after his short and brave battle against an aggressive brain tumour.
Now Rachel is set to lead a rally at the Scottish Parliament on the 24th April, with the aim raising the profile of this devastating disease, the lack of research funding brain tumours recieve, and the issues that brain tumour patients face.
Rachel says: “A lot of people who are taking part on the day are people who are affected by brain tumours. They have direct experience of what it means to be affected by the disease. They have experienced the loneliness, isolation and fear, as well as facing many of the practical issues that are oft overlooked. These include memory loss, exhaustion, and the lack of support for carers of brain tumour patients."
There is also a sponsored bike ride to the Rally taking place. 13 friends, Led by Jonny Robson are riding from Hebburn to Edinburgh to take part on the day. To find out more, click...
Read full storyCategory: Campaign News | Published: 4 April 2013
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