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brainstrust is a UK based brain cancer charity, dedicated to improving clinical care for brain tumour sufferers and providing co-ordinated support in their search for treatment. We provide support and advice at the point of diagnosis and beyond, by updating treatment, improving care and, ultimately, saving lives.

Our compass

compass |ˈkəmpəs|
noun: an instrument containing a magnetised pointer that shows the direction of magnetic north and bearings from it.

brainstrust’s true north is highlighted in its objects which can be found below

Our trustees must apply the income of the charity in furthering these objects. In addition, you will find more information here about our registration with the Charity Commission, our HQ, and strategic management.

Our objects

  • The relief of sickness and the promotion and protection of health among people residing permanently or temporarily in the United Kingdom and suffering with primary or secondary brain tumours.
  • To include assistance in the treatment and care of persons suffering from such condition and in facilitating travel to places of treatment or care.
  • The promotion and undertaking of research, scientific work, scientific investigation, and development into any aspect of the objects of the charity including all areas relating to the causes, diagnosis, effect, treatment, relief from symptoms, care and prevention of primary or secondary brain tumours and to disseminate the results of any such work for the benefit of the public at large.
  • The objects shall not be limited to application within the United Kingdom but shall apply to treatment and care of the said condition worldwide.
  • The objects shall include the provision of facilities for work and recreation and the provision of support services treatment and equipment not normally provided by the statutory authorities.

Charity Registration

  • Registered charity number: 1114634.
  • Registered office: 4 Yvery Court, Castle Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QG.
  • Strategic management: a Council of Trustees which meets at least 3 times a year is responsible for the charity.

Charity Bank Details

brainstrust has a bank account at The Co-operative Bank plc:

Account name: brainstrust
Sort code: 08-92-99
Account number: 65204003
HMRC Registered number: XR96587

And whilst we are on that tricksy subject of money you may want to know what happens to all the wonderful donations, which we receive. Very little goes into administration costs. We have a huge volunteer force, which donates hours and hours of time and lends us brains for ideas. brainstrust hq is run from home so no costs there but of course there are on-costs with running a charity. The question to ask though is not what percentage of the income goes into admin, but how efficient and effective is the charity? How well does a charity fulfil its key objects? We think we fulfil our objects very well. brainstrust’s income is used to support, help and inform patients and their families and also towards research that translates into clinical practice.

Patient Support

  • Our phoneline manned by people who have travelled the brain tumour journey and have the understanding and information that you need.
  • Our online patient support and education areas give patients and their families the explanations they need to understand the journey which they are navigating.
  • The booklet “Have you lost your way?” provided to surgeries and neuro-oncology specialists nationwide.

Brain boxes

  • Every patient that contacts us will receive a brain box packed full of advice and support materials.

Patient Consultation

  • A second, fast track opinion for everyone who needs one.

Medical research

  • brainstrust is working in partnership with the National Hospital Development Foundation to sustain and develop clinical practice at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and with the University of Portsmouth, to support laboratory-based research and translational medicine.

Joining the dots

  • Enabling neuro-oncology surgeons and consultants to learn and share information with other experts - worldwide.

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