ASCO Ladies Day (September 2016)
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All of our amazing corporate partners have a direct impact on everybody affected by a brain tumour. We could not do what we do without their dedicated support and we would like to say a huge thank you to all our partners who are supporting us in so many different ways.
The energetic team, many of whom were novice cyclists, took on the challenge and battled their way through busy city roads, navigated winding country lanes and tackled the notorious climb of Ditchling Beacon, before descending into Brighton. If that wasn't enough of a challenge, one associate cycled the whole way on a fold-up Brompton bike, and small team chose to cycle from London to Brighton – and back again – all in one day!
Henry Dyson, COO P&C and LGE at Lockton Companies LLP said “Lockton Get's in Gear was a truly inclusive event that saw 60 cyclists of all abilities complete the arduous 91km London to Brighton Bike ride. Embraced by the employees of Lockton as a way to challenge themselves, raise the profile and a massive £31k for The Brain Tumour Charity, the day was a real success and thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The support received from the charity was also incredible and helped make the day extra special - a massive thank you to the team".
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that together, the team have raised a whopping £31,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity. Huge congratulations to everyone who took part, and thank you for your incredible fundraising efforts.
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On Saturday we had the pleasure of attending ASCO's Ladies Day as one of their chosen charities for 2016. With a glamorous dress code, guests donned their dancing shoes for a luxurious afternoon tea at the Double Tree Hilton in Aberdeen. With cocktails on arrival, goody bags and live entertainment from the popular band 5th Avenue, the day was filled with lots of exciting games, music and dancing!
Guests were also treated to a raffle with the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes, as well as an after party which saw the dancing and celebrations continue well into the evening. The event raised an amazing £1,350 for The Brain Tumour Charity. Thank you to Sarah and Antonia (pictured) for organising such a great afternoon.
So far the wonderful team at ASCO have raised over £13,000 by taking part in events such as the Baker Hughes 10K run, Ironman 2016, and have helped to raise money and awareness by taking part in Bandanas for Brain Tumours. Every penny raised will help us to fund life-saving research, raise awareness to reduce diagnosis times and provide vital Information and Support to everyone affected, so that no one has to face the diagnosis of a brain tumour alone.
Thank you so much ASCO, here's to an already exceptional year!
Charity Day commemorates the 658 colleagues that lost their lives on 9/11 by providing their global revenues on the day to dozens of charities worldwide, helping turn this tragic day into one that is positive and uplifting.
Following on from their generous support in 2015, we are delighted to have again been chosen as a beneficiary of the BGC Charity Day on the 12 September. Taking place at the BGC offices in central London, this annual event raises hundreds of thousands of pounds for charities - money is raised through brokers donating their commission for the day to the chosen charities.
We will be there on the day alongside families who have been affected by a brain tumour, who have the opportunity to join in the fun and have a go at a trade themselves! We will also be joined by a celebrity ambassador.
Last year's event raised £28,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity and we are thrilled to be involved in this fantastic day again. Thank you to all at BGC for your ongoing support and we look forward to seeing you on the 12 September!
Across the summer months our amazing partners have been busy hosting fundraising events and helping us to raise awareness of brain tumours.
Avaya recently held a pirate themed treasure hunt which saw teams race around Guildford in fancy dress, unravelling clues to work out a winning mystery word. It was very competitive and it ended up with a close dash to the finish line! The event was a huge success and all teams together celebrated afterwards.
The following day Avaya also held a Wellness day for their staff members. The day was an opportunity for us to chat to Avaya staff about the cause, our HeadSmart campaign and the work The Charity carries out. A fantastic opportunity for us to be able to raise awareness.
Technological communications provider, VoIP Unlimited demonstrated their outstanding stamina with an all-night football match. Kicking off at 10pm and playing all the way through to the next day, the team raised vital funds for the Jean Wright Fund, one of our amazing supporter groups.
Andrew Hamlett, Business Development Manager at VoIP Unlimited said “We enjoy taking part in events which raise not only funds for The Brain Tumour Charity but also awareness. We had never undertaken such a challenge before and it proved more difficult than we thought! The pain subsided when we met so many people that were affected by a brain tumour and heard about the wonderful work our fundraising efforts would support."
Our new local business partner James Griffin Lettings attended our office for an afternoon to learn more about The Charity and celebrate the beginning of our partnership. James Griffin have kindly donated several parking spaces for use by The Brain Tumour Charity staff.
Founders of The Charity, Neil and Angela Dickson attended the event, along with the Mayor of Rushmoor, Jacqui Vosper. James Griffin have also signed up a team to The Twilight Walk in Windsor on Sunday 16 October, and are helping promote the event in the local area.
A huge thank you to everyone at Avaya, VoIP Unlimited and James Griffin for all your fundraising efforts and awareness raising this summer!
St Andrews Fashion Show (FS) has announced it is partnering with The Brain Tumour Charity for the 2017 event in a bid to raise vital funds for treatments to tackle the disease.
In its 25th year the annual event which takes place every February, will see over 2000 students take in the spectacle. All the funds raised from the 2017 launch party – Starfields – and fashion show will go towards a project at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh where scientists areprinting 3D brain tumours for the first time as part of a multi-million pound research investment by The Brain Tumour Charity.
We are thrilled to have been chosen as the charity partner for the prestigious Conference Awards, taking place on the 1st July at Tobacco Dock in London.
Organised by the Global Conference Network, the Conference Awards celebrate the very best of the global conference industry and is attended by over 650 conference professionals from across the world. Headline sponsors of the event include Tobacco Dock, Olympia London, Performing Artistes and Visual Elements.
Claire Wormsley, founder and director of the Global Conference Network and organiser of the Conference Awards, said “We are proud to have The Brain Tumour Charity as our selected charity for 2016. The Charity funds amazing, pioneering research into brain tumours and we are delighted to be supporting them through a charity raffle with a fabulous winning prize of a trip to Dubai for two people."
Thank you so much to everyone involved in the Conference Awards for your support – we are looking forward to joining you on the 1st!
We have been so inspired by the recent endeavours of the Lockton team. Their sheer determination in taking on extreme challenges and raising funds will bring us one step closer to a future with a cure.
Three Lockton associates took on the London Marathon 2016, Simon Scholfield finished the Mallorca 312 ride in a time of 11:11:50 facing torrential rain and high winds, and many associates have signed up for the British 10K in July.
In April, Roland Haiser took part in the Marathon des Sables - one of the most notoriously demanding physical challenges in the world, running the equivalent of five and a half marathons through a formidable landscape in one of the world's most inhospitable climates.
Roland's venture raised over £12,500 and this astounding achievement is a true testament to the strength of the human spirit when faced with adversity. Lockton have raised over £45,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity and we can't wait to continue developing this already exceptional partnership. Thank you to everyone at Lockton for your amazing commitment and hard work!
This April, the amazing team at Bluecube won a Third Sector award - Charity Partnership, Telecoms and Technology for their partnership, dedication and substantial donation to The Brain Tumour Charity.
Following the merger between the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust and Brain Tumour UK in 2013 (resulting in The Brain Tumour Charity), it was essential for The Charity to build reliable, efficient and scalable systems to sustain our growth. Bluecube Technology Solutions have been instrumental in helping The Brain Tumour Charity achieve this and we are humbled by Bluecube's genuine willingness to support The Charity, providing consistently high quality products and support.
Through an innovative and collaborative partnership with Bluecube Technology Solutions, The Brain Tumour Charity has been able to improve services, modernise support and fundraising activities and considerably grow our reach. Bluecube has provided The Charity with IT support and solutions totalling a whopping £120,000 a year! The partnership includes a cloud-based IT system which enables our regional staff to work remotely and more productively. The Charity also benefits from ongoing access to the Bluecube's help desk and consultancy programmes, all of which are invaluable to our growth, modernisation and scalability.
This partnership allows us to reach anybody affected across the UK and facilitates support and information services and community fundraisers nationally, helping strengthen and unite the brain tumour community. Importantly, Bluecube's generosity also allows us to invest another £120,000 each year into essential research into brain tumours at one of the UK's top institutions, working to find better treatments and a cure for brain tumours.
The Brain Tumour Charity are hugely grateful for such an important and generous contribution and for the high level of service we receive. We are thrilled that Bluecube's vital role for us has been recognised with this award.