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The Viv McBeth Award for Fundraiser of the Year

Our Fundraiser of the Year Award is about recognising fundraisers who go above and beyond in helping to accelerate a cure for brain tumours.

Named in memory of the incredible Viv McBeth, who helped raise more than £1.4m for The Brain Tumour Charity, this award recognises the outstanding fundraising initiatives and innovative efforts of an individual (aged over 18) or team.

It celebrates their incredible commitment in the past 18 months in raising funds to help beat brain tumours quicker, and acknowledges these exceptional fundraisers, who won’t stop until they’ve gone the extra mile to make a difference.

Nominations for Celebrating You 2023, have now closed!

We look forward to sharing the shortlists with you in January 2023.

Thank you to everyone who made a nomination this year.

2020 winners and shortlist

Winner: Sally Bramall

Sally set up Lizzie’s Fund in memory of her daughter, Lizzie, who died from a brain tumour in November 2018. The Fund has raised over £300,000 to date.

Sally and Lizzie organised some amazing events and even published a recipe book, Keep Baking. This award recognises how determined and courageous Sally is in fundraising for vital research and raising awareness in Lizzie’s name.


Pete Williams

Pete’s daughter passed away from a DIPG at just seven years old. He rode her little pink bike from Bristol Children’s Hospital to Land’s End and has raised over £55,000 in memory of his daughter, featuring in national press coverage along the way. 

Emily Oliver

Emily passed away from a brain tumour at the age of 21, 17 months after being diagnosed. During these months, Emily was adamant that something positive would come from her situation and was determined to raise money for the cause.

2018 winners and shortlist

Winner: The Sarah Kitchener Perrow Fund

The Sarah Kitchener Perrow Fund was set up in memory of Sarah by her mum, dad, husband and brother after she passed away in 2010.

To date they have raised a fantastic £330,000, working closely together as a family to put on various fundraising events and taking part in many challenges. Over the years the family have held/taken part in events such as: Paris Marathon, London to Paris Cycle Ride, 10k walks, Boxing Day walks, golf days and even more all in Sarah’s memory.


Super Sam’s Fund

Despite losing her son to a brain tumour in 2016, Tanya, Sam’s mum, continues to work hard to raise funds so no other child need suffer as much as her son.

The family set up Super Sam’s Fund whilst Sam was ill and since then have held various events and have taken part in various activities to raise funds for The Charity. These have included holding a Cèilidh, selling raffle tickets and supporting the Cycle for Sam event two years in a row.

Jeannette Bolt

After battling a brain tumour for a year, Jeannette’s son, Alex, passed away in 2011. Since then, Jeannette has been a mum on a mission to raise money for vital research into the treatment of brain tumours.

The family set up The Alex Bolt Fund in Alex’s memory and Jeannette has climbed mountains, hosted gala dinners and golf days, baked cakes and persuaded others to run great distances to raise over £840,000 for The Charity.

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