We believe that you have the capacity to take control of your situation so that you can secure the best possible outcome following your brain tumour diagnosis.
Help us build a brain tumour support service to help 60,000 people.
Today, brainstrust and the National Cancer Registration Service of Public Health England are able to share for the first time up-to-date information on the number of people in England and Wales living with a brain tumour. DOWNLOAD THE INFOGRAPHIC HERE (JPG, 1.6mb)
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 people a year were diagnosed with a primary brain tumour, but knew that this figure did not reflect the real scale of the challenge...
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Take part in the London Triathlon for people battling a brain tumour – 2nd August 2014
Wetsuits, bikes, trainers...and oyster cards at the ready - the 2014 London Triathlon is officially open for entries!
We aim to have the lowest entry fees and fundraising targets so this year it's easier than ever to swim, bike and run to support some of the 55,000+ people in the UK living with and beyond a brain tumour diagnosis.
Taking place on the 2 - 3 August, the 2014 London Triathlon will welcome over 13,000 triathletes of all ages and abilities to swim, bike and run around the iconic route.
With distances ranging from Super Sprint up to Olympic Plus, there really is something for individuals of all abilities. If you don’t fancy doing the whole thing, why not follow in the footsteps of Olympians Louis Smith, Jade Jones and Nicola Adams and take on one leg as part of the team relay with friends?
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No matter how you do it, completing the London Triathlon with team brainstrust will make a huge difference for brain tumour patients. We know.
brain tumour support 'gets official' in Scotland - brainstrust secures registration with the OSCR
Great news for our community in Scotland,
and a sign of our enduring commitment to helping brain tumour patients, their carers and our supporters North of the broder, today we can share that we are officially a registered charity in Scotland. Our new number, sent through by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator is SC044642.
We have a large, and growing community of patients across Scotland, all ably assisted by our Support Specialist, Carol Cochrane. We are committed to a number of exciting projects that stand to make a real difference to people battling a brain tumour in Scotland.
Moving forward, and with your support, we will:
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- Hold more Meet Ups across Scotland (each one costs between £300 and £500)
- Build capacity to make our phone and email support response times quicker than ever (we’re already pretty fast mind!). It costs us £120,000 a year to keep the...