“The services that charity Brain Tumour Support provides are needed more than ever to help patients and families deal with the complex challenges that can follow any brain tumour diagnosis. There are over 120 different types of brain tumour, and the more often quoted statistics around high grade tumours clearly show what a devastating diagnosis this is to receive. However, the lower grade tumours, despite often being called ‘benign’, can also be life limiting and life changing.”
The charity’s ambassadors all have personal understanding of the devastating impact that a brain tumour diagnosis can have on the lives of not just the individual but family and loved ones too. They have also all experienced the difference that finding the right support makes. That’s why this March they are heading up the charity’s campaign to spread the message ‘Support matters – Because you matter’ and help raise vital funds through the Sponsor a Support Professional initiative. #SupportMatters #BecauseYouMatter
Joel and Hannah have raised funds for Brain Tumour Support on a number of occasions in the past, but it was when Hannah’s mum was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2020 that the impact of the charity’s work became very personal.
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Raising funds for additional Support Professionals for the charity Brain Tumour Support
CEO of Brain Tumour Support, Tina Mitchell Skinner, said, “We are very proud of the services we have provided since the charity began its work in 2003. This year we want to increase the support we currently provide and grow the number of Support Professionals we have, and to do this we need to raise £20,000 for each additional full time Support Professional.”
45 people each day will find out they have a brain tumour
The charity, Brain Tumour Support, can provide help at any stage following a diagnosis. There are over 100,000 people in the UK living with a brain tumour.
The charity provides support to patients as well as families, carers and loved ones who are dealing day to day with the impact of a brain tumour. They provide specialist, tailored services around the UK through one-to-one and group support, as well as online and telephone support and specialist counselling.
Raise funds with Cake and a Cuppa
“We would love all fundraisers through the month of March to help us in our “Sponsor a Support Professional” campaign, and we are especially encouraging people to get together and raise some funds with a ‘Cake and a Cuppa’ event – details can be found on our website.”
Brain Tumour Awareness Month
UK Brain Tumour Awareness Month was launched in 2004 by a group of charities including Brain Tumour Support. Whilst there are known to be more than 120 different types of brain tumours, the cause of brain tumours is unknown and the numbers of people being diagnosed, and sadly dying, are increasing. This means that support services for both patients and their families are vital to meet the growing need.