We know how important a community is to people battling a brain tumour. Having people to talk makes big problems smaller, and the feelings of isolation and loneliness that are common following a brain tumour diagnosis can be made to go away.
brainstrust is working hard to create a community for brain tumour patients in Scotland. Having people to talk to will help our Scottish brain tumour patients and carers feel like they can think about living, rather than focusing on their brain tumour.
With your support we can make things even better. We will:
- Hold more Meet Ups across Scotland (each one costs between £300 and £500)
- Build capacity to make our phone and email support response times quicker than ever (we’re already pretty fast mind!). It costs us £120,000 a year to keep the service up and running.
- Hold training, education and networking events for brain tumour carers (each day costs around £2000)
- Employ more people to support patients in Scotland directly, at home, immediately after a brain tumour diagnosis (Up to £18,000 a year)
- Support patient and carer focused research projects in Scotland. We invested £6000 in this last year
- Continue our work with the Beatson to get the UK’s first nationally accessible tissue bank up and running
- Continue to work closely with the Scottish doctors to ensure that the Scottish Adult Neuro Oncology Network (SANON) is as patient focused as ever
- Develop support information that is specific to the brain tumour patient pathway in Scotland
Every penny you donate will help build an incredible supportive community for Scottish brain tumour patients and carers. In short, what’s raised in Scotland, stays in Scotland to help people that really need us.
Get in touch with brainstrust in Scotland
brainstrust is registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator as Charity No. SC044642. You can read more about what this means to us, and you, here.