This time last year

This time last year Louise was diagnosed with a brain tumour and given the devastating news that the Christmas she was about to enjoy with her family, could be her last.

In the UK, 11,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year. This figure simply has to change.

Louise needed major surgery after Christmas, which had significant risks - her quality of life could dramatically change and ultimately she might not survive. Louise and her husband, Mike, were determined to stay positive and make the most of the time they had at Christmas, keeping things as normal as possible for their daughter, Amelie, and making special memories with the people closest to them.

You can help bring us closer to a cure

By supporting The Brain Tumour Charity with a gift this festive season, you can help fund pioneering and ground-breaking research so people like Louise and her family don't have to face the possibility of a last Christmas together.

Louise recently saw first-hand some of the amazing research into 'cancer-killing' viruses during a lab tour in Leeds, led by Professor Susan Short. That's just one of the dozens of projects The Charity funds.

A kind gift of £50 could fund specialist equipment to help a researcher like Susan test potential brain tumour treatments in the lab. If you're not already one of The Charity's wonderful regular givers, you could even sign up to make a donation of £20 a month - which could pay for an entire day of world-class brain tumour research every year.