We have over 200 Supporter Groups across the UK, all dedicated to raising funds and awareness in memory of a loved one, or inspired by someone living with a brain tumour. They bring friends, family and colleagues together in the fight against brain tumours.
Who our groups are
All Supporter Groups have decided they would like to fundraise, and raise awareness, on a long term basis by setting up a group with The Charity.
Most groups are set up in memory of a loved one, but others are inspired by someone living with a brain tumour. By setting up a group you create a dedicated fund in the name of your loved one, all fundraising you undertake will be done so in their name.
We do also have some groups which are set up by a person living with a brain tumour themselves, with the hope that they can help others facing the same battle, now and in the future.
What our groups do
Events and fundraising
Supporter Groups have complete control over their fundraising, you can choose how you wish to raise funds and when. We have seen groups hold and take part in many different fundraising ideas, below are just a few examples;
Annual dinners or balls
Make and bake sales
Cycles, runs and swims
Extreme challenges from sky dives to zip wires and anything in between
Bucket collections and bag packs
"We are determined that our darling Amanda's death will not be in vain and she will never ever be forgotten. In Amanda's name we would like to make a difference to other people walking this path and fighting this disease. If we are able to help even just one person then that will make our lives without Amanda somewhat more meaningful"
Sue Beach, The Amanda Beach Fund
Our Supporter Groups are the strongest advocates of our work, and the need for change. Together we have a much stronger voice, we would delighted for our groups to get involved in our policy work, help raise awareness for our HeadSmart campaign and use their own stories to reach out to local and national media. Not only does this promote our cause, it also promotes the group and can encourage further support.
Our groups offer invaluable support by volunteering at an event, such as cheering on our runners at the London Marathon and giving out goodie bags at The Twilight Walk. Many also give talks and attend presentations to raise awareness, as well as distributing materials and sharing our work and goals.