Our history

As a charity, we have undergone rapid expansion in the past few years, following the merger of the Brain Tumour UK, Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust and the Joseph Foote Trust. Our work is inspired by Samantha and Joseph, who sadly lost their lives to a brain tumour, and every person who has been affected.

In 2015 we launched 'Defeating Brain Tumours' - our ambitious strategy to unite the brain tumour community in the pursuit of our shared vision: a world where brain tumours are defeated.

We are delighted to share the highlights of this progress here.


Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40. We're committed to having the biggest possible impact, for everyone affected by a brain tumour in the UK. Find out more about some of the people behind The Charity, including our Trustees, our Senior Leadership Team and our Young Ambassadors.

Also find out how we are tackling brain tumours, with our five-year strategy, Defeating Brain Tumours: Our Strategy 2015-2020. This defines our priorities over the next five years, as we aim to create a world where brain tumours are defeated.

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