The National Lottery Community Fund has awarded brainstrust £10,000 through Awards for All Scotland towards our dedicated support service in Scotland.
We’re delighted to have received a £10,000 grant from The National Lottery Community Fund Awards for All Scotland. This vital funding will support our dedicated service for Scotland over the next twelve months.
Our regional support specialist, Carole Cochrane, supports people over 200 people in Scotland who are affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. Carol does this by:
- Giving one-to-one support through our 24-hour helpline, online chat and email
- Delivering high-impact coaching, helping people to be more actively involved in decisions about their care and treatment
- Bringing people together through in person and online events – such as our monthly Tea and a Wee Blether meetups, peer support, and our private Facebook group
- Providing trusted information resources, such as our brain box support toolkits
- Connecting people to our volunteer-led welfare benefits advice.
- Engaging with clinicians to reach people at the earliest possible stage.
Carol helps people to feel less alone, part of a community, on top of things, supported, resourced and engaged with clinical care.
The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland Chair, Kate Still:
This project, delivered by brainstrust, is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others. It’s all thanks to National Lottery players that we can help give charities and community groups throughout Scotland greater certainty during challenging times.
brainstrust Support Specialist for Scotland, Carol Cochrane:
We’re so appreciative to have received this funding from Awards for All Scotland. It will allow us to continue to offer a personalised support service to anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis. Every day I see the impact brainstrust’s support has on the brain tumour community in Scotland. This funding will allow us to reach even more people and ensure people are resourced, confident, connected and part of our community.
We’d like to say a huge thank you to The National Lottery Community Fund and players of The National Lottery for supporting this lifeline service for Scotland.