By leaving a gift of any size to The Brain Tumour Charity in your Will, you will help us defeat brain tumours in the future. We do not receive any government funding and rely 100% on donations including gifts in Wills.
It's the little things in life that mean the most and you can help us make a real difference for generations to come.
Be part of a future with a cure
£1,000 could pay for 15 tests to understand the genetic changes associated with development of a brain tumour.
£7,500 could fund one of our world-class research projects for a month at a leading UK institution.
£50,000 could fund specialist equipment to enable our researchers to continue their cutting-edge research.
£80,000 could fund an entire early-phase clinical trial to test new treatments.
Help us to always be there
£250 could cover the cost of giving 10 children and their families immediate support and information after diagnosis.
£3,000 could fund an information day for 50 people with brain tumours and their families - providing them with the opportunity to hear talks from leading experts in areas such as neurosurgery, epilepsy, living with a brain tumour and clinical trials.
£10,000 could fund two family days, allowing 60 children with brain tumours and their families to enjoy a fun and supportive day out.
Help us save more lives through earlier diagnosis
£100 could provide 75 families with HeadSmart information making them aware of childhood brain tumours and what to do if they spot the symptoms.
£500 could pay for all pupils in a secondary school, their parents, and teachers to receive a HeadSmart symptoms card, ensuring early diagnosis.
£5,000 could enable us to give every child in a county the size of Devon a HeadSmart symptoms card through their school.
Less than 2% of all funding into cancer research in the UK is spent on brain tumours. This is not enough to see the improvements that are so desperately needed. We are determined to find better and safer treatments and will only fund the very best research being done. Find out what we're doing today to find a cure for the future.
We know that earlier diagnosis in children saves lives and limits long-term disability. Our award-winning HeadSmart campaign for the earlier diagnosis of children has already reduced diagnosis times from over three months to 6.7 weeks.
We are also working on a campaign for the earlier diagnosis of adults. This is the first project of its type in the world. By leaving a gift in your Will, you can help others in the future to be brain tumour aware and to act more quickly to get all the help they need early on.
“People are very kind. I often think that people are much kinder than everybody gives them credit for. To include a gift to charity is just a couple of extra lines in your Will - it's a small act of kindness that doesn't increase the cost of the Will but makes a huge impact."
In 2011 Mary, a solicitor and keen photographer, had a successful operation to remove a brain tumour. She considers herself a tribute to the NHS having undergone pioneering surgery and suffering no side-effects. Although the tumour was benign, it was a huge shock to come to terms with and it's something Mary remains concerned and nervous about.
Mary is a strong believer that it's the little things in life that mean the most. As a solicitor and someone who has remembered us in their Will, Mary knows first-hand how much of an impact just a little gift can make.
“Having had a brain tumour myself and seeing the effects on others, I chose to leave a legacy to The Brain Tumour Charity as I have a great understanding of how much difference my money can make - there is just so much research that needs to be done and so many sufferers and their families that need support. And it's not just big gifts that make a difference, small legacies all add up, making a huge difference to the lives of those affected. For those considering leaving a legacy in their Will to The Brain Tumour Charity I would say please do".