Award categories

We are looking for people who have shown an exceptional level of commitment to supporting the work of The Brain Tumour Charity, those that have gone above and beyond to help us move closer to a world where brain tumours are defeated.

Nominations open on Monday 23 October 2017.

The following awards are open for public nominations:

The Professional Excellence Award

The work of healthcare professionals is vital in improving the lives of people affected by brain tumours and we want them to know just how much they're valued. From a clinical nurse specialist to an allied healthcare professional, this award will recognise and celebrate the work of an individual or team that has made a real difference in the care they provide. Whether they were involved in your treatment or you have witnessed a team that is striving for improvements in services, this is your chance to shine the light on them.

The Clinician of the Year Award

The skill and commitment of clinicians, from Neurosurgeons to Oncologists, is incredible. This award is your chance to celebrate the achievements of a remarkable individual that is providing the best care possible with extraordinary interpersonal skills. Or, perhaps you have witnessed a colleague who is pushing the boundaries and testing out new innovative approaches? Either way, these people are critical to helping us defeat brain tumours sooner.

The Viv McBeth Award for Fundraiser of the Year

This award celebrates the amazing fundraising achievement over the past year by an individual or team which has been in aid of The Brain Tumour Charity. This isn't just about how much money has been raised, it's about the heroes that have been creative in their efforts to raise vital funds or stretched their bodies to the limit to help find a cure.

The Award for Special Recognition

This award recognises an individual outside of the research or clinical setting who has made a significant contribution to defeating brain tumours, going above and beyond in their support. We will also consider nominations for teams as part of this award. For example, nominations may be for someone that has campaigned significantly for changes at a policy level, raised awareness or an individual that has dedicated themselves to increasing funds that are directed to research into brain tumours.

Awards in the following categories will also be given on the night. We'll be asking the public to vote for their winner via social media in the New Year.

The Volunteer of the Year Award

Our volunteers are an inspirational group of people who give their time and energy to help move us closer to our vision of a world where brain tumours are defeated. This award is for an individual who has made an exceptional contribution to The Brain Tumour Charity as a volunteer over the past year, demonstrating the great dedication, commitment and compassion that is at the heart of volunteering.

The Discovery Award

This award has been created to enable The Brain Tumour Charity to celebrate excellence in research, either clinical or academic, here in the UK or abroad. Celebrating individuals or teams who have led research that has driven new thinking or practice to make a significant difference to the lives of people with a brain tumour.

The Partnership of the Year Award

This award is open to teams, individuals and companies that have helped The Brain Tumour Charity to deliver on its ambitious strategy over the past year. We are looking for innovation and collaboration through relationships that are enabling us to move forward in our goals more quickly and effectively. For example, partnerships could take the form of any of the following:

  • Fundraising partnership
  • Project partnership with another organisation
  • Strong partnership in the media and entertainment sector
  • Partnership which has led to the provision of pro bono skills and equipment

The Research Engagement Award

Communicating the work that we fund and the impact that we have made to individuals is sometimes tricky due to the complexities of brain tumours and science. This award recognises the outstanding contribution of an individual that goes above and beyond in helping others to understand what we're trying to achieve when it comes to the research that we fund.

The Parliamentarian of the Year Award

Parliamentarians play a key role in representing their communities and ours. They often stand up for issues that would otherwise go unnoticed or unappreciated. They champion our cause to ensure that people in our community don't get left behind and are always considered when decisions are taken. We will be celebrating the individual who has shone the light brightest on brain tumours and supported our community in helping them improve their lives.