The Brain Tumour Charity moves to Farnborough
After 15 years we bid a fond farewell to Yateley as we move to larger offices in Farnborough to accommodate our growing staff and plans for the future of brain tumour research, fundraising and support.
You know how a house can become too small when your brood expands? Well we’ve had a similar problem at The Brain Tumour Charity! Over the past year we have increased the number of staff at the Charity to reflect the growth and success of our work. To accommodate all the newbies we have moved into a brand new office (well, not actually brand new, but it’s new to us!)
It was a sad day when we handed back the keys to our office in Yateley on Friday 27th July. Along with the excitement of what the new offices mean to the staff and volunteers of The Brain Tumour Charity, we are also all very aware that these were the offices which have experienced so many of the highs (research, fundraising, awareness campaigns) and the lows (being involved in the tragic stories about brain tumour sufferers and their families).
The Brain Tumour Charity is able to make the move to new offices because of the strong foundations laid by our amazingly inspiring founders, Neil and Angela Dickson, who will continue to play a very active role within the Charity. We have been privileged to be a part of the Yateley community for the past fifteen years but the move to larger offices in Farnborough allows us to expand and develop our work and help more people affected by brain tumours.
Sarah Lindsell, CEO at The Brain Tumour Charity has welcomed the move. “It was time to move,” she said, as we opened the doors to our new office in Farnborough. “It’s a new era for the Charity. Along with the new name, we’ve rebranded and we’re looking at lots of exciting new projects. We have a big new team with bags of enthusiasm and experience and lots of plans for the future.”
The whole team has been involved in moving offices in a bid to save money as well as enlisting the help of a team of volunteers.
A huge thank you to everyone who gave up their time and efforts to help with the move and for all the kind donations of office fixtures and fittings and services we have received from:
Stirling Grey, in Milton Keynes - Giles Darby, who undertook the project management and design. They also secured donations of furniture.
Nomis Connections Limited. - Simon Lincoln, who helped with phone systems and cabling at a significantly discounted rate
Access Storage in Camberley - Darren, for all the boxes which enabled us to move and saved us funds which we could then put into our ongoing world class research and support services.
Howdens in Farnborough - Richard, for the kitchen and worktops. Their generosity saved us valuable funds.
And finally, thank you to the people of Yateley who have supported us for the past 15 years. We hope you will continue to support us and it's been great to have been a part of your community.