It is with immense sadness that we share the news that brainstrust co-founder, Peter Bulbeck, passed away peacefully, at home in Cowes on the Isle of Wight on the 31st August.
With his wife, Helen, and a small group of family Trustees Peter founded brainstrust following the shock brain tumour diagnosis for his step-daughter, Meg.
The Charity succeeded in its early goals of raising funds and securing treatment to save Meg’s life. It has gone from strength to strength since. brainstrust now works nationally to support thousands of people navigate a brain tumour diagnosis, to inform policy and practice at the highest levels and to bring people with a brain tumour closer to research. Peter’s commitment and contribution to brainstrust’s growth has been nothing short of astonishing with his influence fostering a great team culture, impeccable governance and first-class financial track-record.
‘Peter was a great mentor, coach, and wise hand to me and many others. The world is better place for his life with us, and his positive impact is eternal.’
Chris Baker, Chair of Trustees, brainstrust
Peter remained a close friend and colleague to us all and our community until just days before his death. He held a vital role as head of governance, compliance, HR and was our Chief Financial officer.
As a mark of respect, so that we can pay our respects to Peter, and to help us come to terms with the news, brainstrust will be closed for the day on Friday 15th September, the day of Peter’s committal. We will be responding to any emails and messages, urgently, from Monday 18th September.
Peter believed passionately that the world should be better for people diagnosed with a brain tumour. He believed immensely in brainstrust’s aspiration, and potential to achieve this.