From 18-24 February, people from across the UK came together to take part in TEAFEST and G&T Fest.
For some, it was a morning of tea, coffee and cake. For others, a glitzy evening based around the country’s favourite tipple, gin. Whatever the cause, people came together to show people affected by a brain tumour that they are not alone. Here are just some of the events that our incredible community hosted in support of the 60,000 people living with a brain tumour in the UK.
Georgina’s G&T Fest
Georgina Lees was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of just 14. With brainstrust being a charity close to Georgina’s heart, she decided that she wanted to take part in the first ever G&T Fest. Georgina hosted the event at Seashore Cottages in Devon, and invited friends and family to join her for an evening of live music, fabulous gins and a fantastic raffle.
Georgina’s event was a roaring success, with people coming together to show their support for Georgina and others affected by a brain tumour, raising the wonderful total of £1,400!
TEAFEST with Teresa and Sally
Teresa Ann Green and Sally Gale joined forces to hold a super TEAFEST event in their local community at The Woodcote Flying Club, Wallington. Attendees were treated to tea, coffee and a wide selection of delicious treats, buns and cakes, all whilst showing their support for the brain tumour community. Thanks to Teresa and Sally and all of their guests, a brilliant £300 was raised for brainstrust!
An evening with the Evanson family
On Wednesday 20th February, the Evanson family invited their friends and the local community to join them at The Vic in Hitchin for their G&T Fest. Taking place in the pub’s barn, a fantastic crowd turned out to show their support for the Evanson’s and brainstrust. Milli Evanson, who led the organising of the event, said ‘the support we received from friends and family was overwhelming. The whole evening was a huge success. Since my Dad was diagnosed with his brain tumour six years ago, many people have lost contact with us. But the event was wonderful, hearing people talk openly about brain tumours and my inspiration of a Dad.’
As well as raising awareness and encouraging people to talk about brain tumours, the Evanson family also raised an amazing £1,085!
And there’s more to come!
There are still several events yet to take place as part of TEAFEST and G&T Fest, whilst we are also waiting to hear from some of our fantastic fundraisers about how their own events went. Unfortunately, this means we do not yet have a full total raised by TEAFEST and G&T Fest. However, we do know that over £3,000 has already been raised thanks to our fantastic community coming together to show people living with a brain tumour that they are not alone. Thank you to everyone who took part in TEAFEST or G&T Fest for your support.
Still time to donate
If you want to donate to TEAFEST and G&T Fest but haven’t got round to it yet, or if you need to pay in your fundraising, there are a number of ways that you can do this. Just go to brainstrust.org.uk/donate to show your support, or text GTEA19 £3 to 70070. With your support, we can show people affected by a brain tumour that they are not alone.