After being nominated by a team member, brainstrust has received a £2,500 donation from the Maximus Foundation.
brainstrust was nominated to receive this donation from the Maximus Foundation by Bethany, following the support that her close friend Sammy received on her brain tumour journey.
We attended a virtual cheque presentation with the Maximus Foundation and were joined by Bethany and Sammy, to talk about how we worked with Sammy following her brain tumour diagnosis and subs difference that their generous donation will make for our community.
Will Jones, chief executive, brainstrust:
“There are over 60,000 people in the UK living with a brain tumour, and the disease kills more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer. So not only is a diagnosis terrifying and often terminal, but the challenges facing this community are also complex and varied. Patients face losing their job, driving licence and sense of independence. Family members abandon careers to become caregivers, a role for which they have had no training. These changes mean people feel out of control, alone, anxious and overwhelmed. brainstrust helps people through this scary and confusing experience, helping them to navigate complex treatment and care, and prioritise what’s important to them so that people are living the life they want, to the best of their potential. Our support is available to everybody affected by any of the 130+ different types of brain tumour.It’s because of generous support from people and organisations like Maximus Foundation UK that we are able to progress in our mission to make sure that nobody with a brain tumour is lost, afraid or alone”