Angie's Fund is raising money and awareness for The Brain Tumour Charity.
Why Angie's Fund
Angie's Fund is inspired by a young Northumbrian mother who wishes to remain anonymous while living with the aftermath of surgery to remove a grade 4 glioblastoma. She would like all funds raised to go towards a national charity for research into combatting high grade brain tumours in both children and adults. The Brain Tumour Charity ('The Charity') gives fundraisers the safe knowledge that 100% of anything raised will fund only the very best, world-class research that they have selected and monitor.
Where does the money go?
- Over 10,600 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour each year and brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, yet less than 2% of cancer research funding goes on brain tumours in the UK.
- More research is desperately needed and The Charity is leading the way. Since it was established in 1996 it has invested over £12million in world-class, pioneering research that is delivering real breakthroughs and improvements in treatments.
- In addition to other projects in 2014 The Charity invested over £4 million into its research INSTINCT programme: A study co-funded by The Brain Tumour Charity, Children with Cancer UK and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in the fight against childhood brain tumours.
- The Charity is accredited and commended by The Association of Medical Research Charities for ensuring that all the research it funds is selected through stringent, independent peer review; the only charity in its field to do so. The Charity also offers a comprehensive service to enable everyone with a brain tumour, their families and carers to receive the best support and information and achieve the highest quality of life possible, as well as raising awareness of brain tumours to improve life chances and reduce diagnosis times.
- Each year The Charity raises over £4.5million and over 10% of this comes via its Supporter Groups, of which Angie's Fund is one. There are now over 120 Groups across the UK and all funds raised by these Groups are invested directly into work to meet the Charity's charitable objectives, for example a research project. Each Group fundraises locally whilst taking advantage of the support and expertise of the national charity.
- Sarah Lindsell, CEO of The Charity, said: “Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40s and, unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years. We are leading the way in changing this and truly fighting brain tumours on all fronts through our work. The Brain Tumour Charity does not receive any government or statutory funding for our work and relies 100% on voluntary donations. The money raised by Angie's Fund will help make vital improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and understanding of high grade brain tumours and help us to save lives in the future."
About Angie's Fund
Angie's is an official Supporter Group of The Brain Tumour Charity. Based in Whittonstall in Northumberland it was set up by Gina Tillotson on 4 July 2014. Angie's Fund is raising money to support The Brain Tumour Charity's research programme into high grade brain tumours.
Read more about Angie's Fund here
To make a donation, please visit the fund's Just Giving page