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  • TEAFEST cake of the day

    In the lead up to our celebration of the good ol’ British cuppa for brain tumour support we've been sharing some original recipes each day to spice up your TEAFEST parties. Perhaps you could even bake a couple of batches to sell and get a few quid in brainstrust’s pot.

     

    TEAFEST is fundraising that is easy peasy teabag-squeezy and fun. And, most importantly, it will help us build a support service for the 60,000 people in the UK living with a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis. So, sign up and get baking today.

     

    Clementine Drizzle Cake

    Zesty and fresh, this cake will bring a spot of summer to your TEAFEST party.

    200g butter, room temperature

    200g sugar

    3 eggs

    Pinch salt

    200g self raising flour

    A few splashes of milk

    4 clementines

    80g icing sugar

    Preheat the oven to 180c/fan160/4. Grease and flour a loaf tin.

    Beat together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one by...



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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 19 February 2015
  • Another day closer to TEAFEST another cake recipe

    With just a week to go until our celebration of the good ol’ British cuppa for brain tumour support begins, we thought we’d share some original recipes each day to spice up your TEAFEST parties. Perhaps you could even bake a couple of batches to sell and get a few quid in brainstrust’s pot.

     

    TEAFEST is fundraising that is easy peasy teabag-squeezy and fun. And, most importantly, it will help us build a support service for the 60,000 people in the UK living with a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis. So, sign up and get baking today.

     

    Caraway Cake

    We did say we’d spice up your TEAFEST parties and what better way than to lace a tasty sponge with fragrant caraway seeds? Perfect with a cuppa char. 

    200g butter

    200g sugar

    3 eggs

    100g self raising flour

    100g wholemeal flour

    1 tsp baking powder

    1 tsp vanilla extract

    2 tbsp milk

    3 tbsp caraway seeds

    Preheat oven to 200c/fan180/6 and line a small loaf tin...



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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 18 February 2015
  • Today's TEAFEST cake...

    With just a week to go until our celebration of the good ol’ British cuppa for brain tumour support begins, we thought we’d share some original recipes each day to spice up your TEAFEST parties. Perhaps you could even bake a couple of batches to sell and get a few quid in brainstrust’s pot.

     

    TEAFEST is fundraising that is easy peasy teabag-squeezy and fun. And, most importantly, it will help us build a support service for the 60,000 people in the UK living with a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis. So, sign up and get baking today.

    Lager and Lime Cake

    As fresh as the drink, this is a new take on a traditional lemon cake, with a booze-inspired edge. Indeed, the soft light sponge brings together the classic combination of lager and lime. But, it's the slightly bitter lager butter cream which is the revelation here, especially when it meets the super fresh lime icing. The tea at your parties will relax you, this cake might liven things up.


    For the Sponge                    For the Lager Butter Cream        ...



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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 17 February 2015
  • TEAFEST cake of the day

    With just a week to go until our celebration of the good ol’ British cuppa for brain tumour support begins, we thought we’d share some original recipes each day to spice up your TEAFEST parties. Perhaps you could even bake a couple of batches to sell and get a few quid in brainstrust’s pot.

     

    TEAFEST is fundraising that is easy peasy teabag-squeezy and fun. And, most importantly, it will help us build a support service for the 60,000 people in the UK living with a terrifying brain tumour diagnosis. So, sign up and get baking today.

    Today's Recipe

    Pistachio Cake

    Although tea is the best drink of earth, it’s actually quite hard to describe the taste. Perhaps warming and subtle? Kind of like this pistachio cake.  And that’s why it’s the perfect match for a cuppa. Why not pair a slice of this with a green tea? They're both green and delicious after all.

    For the Cake

    250g butter, room temperature

    250g golden caster...



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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 16 February 2015
  • Big help from little brainstrust: family-focused workshops in Sheffield this March

    Are you looking after a child (aged 7-17) with a brain tumour? Become stronger, feel more in control, and communicate better through little brainstrust’s workshops for families whose child has a brain tumour.

    Central Sheffield, Saturday 14th March, 10.00am - 2.00pm.

     

    Expert led workshops are for:

    • Children and teenagers with a brain tumour (ages 7-17)
    • Their siblings (ages 7-17)
    • Their parents/carers

     

    Includes a chance to make new friends and share your stories over lunch.

     

    Register Now

    A brain tumour diagnosis in a child is devastating. We know.

     

    Places are free but very limited – first come first served, with reserve list in place.

     

    Don’t miss out! Get in touch for more info and to register.

     

    Email pete@brainstrust.org.uk or call 07741 316277

     

     



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    Category: Charity News | Published: 13 February 2015
  • Leanne Prichard to run the British London 10K for brainstrust

    Brain tumour patient Leanne Pritchard has signed up to run the British London 10K this summer with team brainstrust.

     

    Leanne, who had surgery to remove her extremely rare DNET in 2012, is ready to take her passion for fitness, one which got her through recovery, to raise money for brainstrust.

     

    brainstrust provided invaluable support for Leanne, particularly when it came to reassuring her then-13 year old daughter about the surgery, something as a single mum, who has no family in the UK, she found hard to do. And now, she’s raring to give something back.

     

    Read more about Leanne’s inspirational brain tumour story here.

     

    “I am running this 10k with two of my closest friends, Marie-Claire and Tina, who I consider ‘rocks’ through my journey. Marie-Claire was my angel after the operation. She moved in to my house and looked after me and my daughter. I honestly could not have got through this without her and Tina would stop in with food and chats every couple of days. The kind of friends you are totally blessed to have. We are all health and fitness advocates so to run and raise money seems like...



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    Category: Fundraising News | Published: 11 February 2015

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