Our promises

If you choose to remember The Brain Tumour Charity in your Will, you can rest assured that we will make the most of your gift and respect your wishes.

  • We know and respect that your Will is a private and personal matter. You don't need to tell us how much you are leaving to us, or even that you are planning to leave anything to us at all.
  • We know that your loved ones will always come first. Leaving as little as 1% to The Brain Tumour Charity is a small act of kindness which can have an impact for generations to come.
  • We will show your loved ones compassion, integrity and honesty in our legacy administration.
  • We will not pass your details on to anyone else without your permission.
  • The decision whether or not to leave a donation in your Will is entirely yours and you can make it whenever you like. And you can, of course, change your mind at any time.
  • You can choose to leave a gift in your Will to an individual Supporter Group, so that the money can be used for the same charitable objectives in the future.
  • Your gift is in safe hands. We will look after every gift, large or small, to ensure it is spent where it will have the greatest impact for people affected by brain tumours.
  • You can choose to dedicate your gift to a loved one, by expressing your gift "as a tribute to…"
  • You can choose how much you want to hear from us about how gifts like yours are being used to fund research.
  • If you have left us a gift in your Will, or are considering doing so, and would like to meet our scientists and find out more about the type of research your money could fund, we can set up visits to our research projects.

Less than 2% of all funding into cancer research in the UK is invested in brain tumours, this is not enough to see the improvements that are so desperately needed. We need your help to change this.

“My mum passed away from an inoperable brain tumour only seven months after diagnosis. It was awful to watch her deteriorate so rapidly and see an independent and intelligent woman so helpless after just two weeks. Having initially lost all her sight, mum became virtually paralysed, unable to swallow or speak.

“My husband and I finally got round to making our Wills after mum died and I was horrified to learn how little funding goes into brain tumour research. Between us we decided to leave a percentage of our joint estate to three national charities connected to cancer because I want to find answers to why this cruel disease affects people, to find cures, and to help those with brain tumours have a more fulfilling life while they can.

“I felt strongly that The Brain Tumour Charity benefited from this legacy because there seemed to be so little known about brain tumours and I want other people to have treatment options. Sadly, my mum did not have access to any treatment and the wait for biopsy results from diagnosis was so long. If more is known about different types of brain tumours, more than be done to help those in need so research and support is vital".