The Brain Tumour Charity: Celebrating You

We're so excited to announce that on Thursday 19 April 2018, we will be hosting our inaugural awards ceremony - The Brain Tumour Charity Awards: Celebrating You.

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 open on Monday 23 October 2017.

It may be a volunteer that has selflessly given their time over the years, a healthcare professional that is dedicated to providing the best possible care or a researcher that is committed to carrying out vital research that we hope will ultimately find a cure. We want to hear your stories.

If you know someone that deserves special recognition, you can nominate them in one of four categories. Everyone who is nominated will receive a recognition for their achievements.


Who can be nominated?

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.

What would be some useful tips for completing the nominations form?

The information on the nomination form is what the judging panel will base their decision on so ensure it is clear, concise and includes examples of how the person(s) you are nominating has really made a difference. We want to know:

  • A bit about the person you are nominating – why do they support They Brain Tumour Charity? How do you know them?
  • What have they achieved (relevant to the category) and how have they have demonstrated an exceptional level of commitment to supporting the work of The Brain Tumour Charity? Give examples, i.e. how much have they raised and how (if nominating for The Viv McBeth Fundraiser of the Year Award)?
  • Why you think they should receive special recognition in the form of an award and what it would mean to them?
  • What are their future plans for supporting the work of The Charity?

Remember your nomination doesn't have to be perfectly written, our judges won't be judging you on your spelling or grammar.

What are the judges looking for?

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.

How do you select the winners?

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.

What are the next steps after nomination?

The panel will meet to decide the shortlist for each category in November and December 2017. Shortlisted individuals or teams will then be informed about the outcome and will need to be available for filming in January 2018 before attending the inspiring event itself in April 2018. Our community will be able to vote for their winner in each category in the lead up to the event on social media.

Who can attend?

The judging panel will shortlist three nominations for each award and each of those will be allocated three spaces at the event, one of which will be for the person that made the nomination if they choose to attend.

We will also have a limited number of additional tickets available that can be purchased through our website separately at a cost of £100 per person. These will go live in January after we know how many allocated spaces have been taken.

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