Key Components of Success

Our progress over the past five years includes changes behind the scenes that have helped accelerate our pace in making change to date – and in the future.

We have tested and learned over the years, scaling up our support services, doubling our income and becoming the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. At the same time, we have maintained our ratio of charitable to non-charitable spend within our 80:20 aim.

We continue to work according to our values – seeking to be pioneering, collaborative, smart and passionate in our approach.

This culture and our progress has been recognised with several awards over the years which are described below. We have accepted these on behalf of our community as, above all, we continue to be inspired, motivated and supported by every one of them. Only through being united with them is any of this progress possible.

Together we will defeat brain tumours

The Brain Tumour Charity are honoured to have been recognised by the following awards and are incredibly proud to celebrate the success of The Charity and our supporters:

Third Sector Awards

Highly commended – Volunteer Team of the Year (Young Ambassadors)

Highly commended – Unsung Hero (Laura Smith)

Best Charities to Work For 2020 survey by Third Sector

11th in the top 15 ‘Best Charities to Work For’ and the only charity with >100 staff

Third Sector Awards 2020

British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards

Commended – Employment resources

Third Sector Awards

Winner – Charity of the Year

Winner – Annual Report

British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards

Highly commended – Education resources

Third Sector Awards 2018

National Lottery Awards

Winner – Best Health Project (HeadSmart)

Third Sector Awards

Winner – Annual Report

Highly commended – Charity chief executive (Sarah Lindsell)

Third Sector Business Charity Awards

Winner – Charity Partnership, Telecoms & Technology (Bluecube Technology Solutions)

The Charity Staff and Volunteers Awards

Community winner – Healthcare Volunteer of the Year (Paul Nicholson)

The North East Charity Awards

Community winner – Individual Charity Supporter of the Year (Angela Conway)

The Mirror’s Pride of Britain Awards

Community winner – Lidl Young Fundraiser of the Year (Amelia Gebruers)

Paul Nicholson

Points of Light

Community winner - Danielle McGriskin

What The Brain Tumour Charity has achieved in recent years is simply remarkable.

Andy Hillier, former Business Director & Editor at Third Sector