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We're so excited to announce that on Thursday 19 April 2018, we will be hosting our inaugural awards ceremony - The Brain Tumour Charity: Celebrating You Awards 2018.
Over the past few years we have been on an incredible journey. This event is our moment to unite those that have significantly contributed to the delivery of our strategic goals.
To celebrate success and recognise the incredible achievements of our amazing supporters. To say thank you, because without that support, we simple could not do everything that we do.
Nominations have now closed.
The Brain Tumour Charity: Celebrating You Awards 2018 judging panel has the tough task of shortlisting our inspirational nominees. Each member of our panel believes in the importance of our work and supports The Brain Tumour Charity's goals.
Lewis 'Mad Dog' Moody played rugby for England and was part of the 2003 World Cup-winning team. Lewis and his wife, Annie run The Lewis Moody Foundation, working closely alongside us to raise funds and awareness and get involved with our family days.
Graham Lindsay is the Vice-Chair of Trustees at The Brain Tumour Charity. Graham worked for Lloyds Banking Group for 40 years before retiring. He is now settled in Suffolk with his wife, Judy.
Tom Bryant is the Daily Mirror's Head of Showbiz. Tom has run the London Marathon twice(!) for The Brain Tumour Charity raising over an incredible £10,000.
Ghazala Kazmi is Programme Manager for the Patient Experience Workstream of the national cancer programme and is managing work programmes of related recommendations from the national cancer strategy. These include to improve access to CNS and /or an allocated key worker for patients affected by cancer; to commission research which connects patient experience and outcomes data; and to look at ways to increase BME representation in CPES and better understand drivers of poorer experience within these groups. Ghazala has also had project management roles in NHS commissioning, primary care and most recently provided corporate business management functions to the Cancer Centre and the Pathology clinical support unit at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
From 2003-7 Sir Colin was Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council. He has been actively involved in the public communication of science for more than 30 years. A frequent broadcaster on radio and television, Colin has published a number of books about science for a general readership, and he writes for the national and international media. Sir Colin is President of The Brain Tumour Charity.
Jeannette and her family have a supporter group with The Charity in memory of her son Alex. So far The Alex Bolt fund has raised an incredible £678,481.09. Their fundraising efforts include: climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, BareAll4Bolty calendar and hosting the highly successful Alex Bolt Fund Golf Day and Gala Dinner at Wentworth alongside Darren Gough. Most recently Jeannette completed the world renowned 500 mile Camino De Santiago Walk with her friend Amanda.
Chandos was one of the original group of Young Ambassadors who started in 2014 and is now a Young Ambassador Mentor supporting our second group of Young Ambassadors.
Chandos is also running The London Marathon in 2018 for The Lewis Moody Foundation and is a keen fundraiser.
Laura joined the Young Ambassador team in April this year. She wants to be a face for the charity and to improve diagnoses times. She feels strongly that she can help others to feel better when. She had a brain tumour when she was two and hopes to help young people go through their life as it has changed after diagnoses.
These awards are being held to recognise the achievements of everyone at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours.
This could be a friend, family member, colleague, healthcare professional, someone in your community or even yourself.
You are also able to nominate those who have inspired you but are sadly no longer with us.
Nominations have now closed.
In each category, the judges will be looking for positive and inspirational stories of achievement, commitment and dedication that aligns to the delivery of our strategy to double survival rates and halve the negative impact that brain tumours have on quality of life.
All nominations will be considered by an internal panel who will agree a shortlist for each award category. Shortlisted nominations will then go forward to a final judging panel, each of whom have been affected by this terrible disease in some way or are passionate about helping us to defeat brain tumours sooner.
The panel will meet to decide the shortlist for the following categories in December: The Viv McBeth Fundraiser of the Year Award, The Volunteer of the Year Award, The Influencer of the Year Award and The Award for Special Recognition. The public will then be able to vote for their winner in the New Year.
At the same time, the panel will select the winner for the following awards: The Partnership of the Year Award, The Clinician of the Year Award, The Discovery Award, The Researcher Engagement Award and The Professional Excellence Award.
Winners and shortlisted individuals/teams for all awards will then be informed and need to be available for filming in February 2018 before attending the inspiring event itself in April 2018.
For those awards where the winner is selected by the judging panel, there will be a minimum of two spaces allocated – including one for the winner. For those awards where the public is voting for the winner from a shortlist of three, there will also be two spaces allocated for each individual, including the person(s) shortlisted.
For sponsorship opportunities, please email Katie.Mosses@thebraintumourcharity.org