Mary said, “When you try and explain what it's like to have a brain tumour to other teenagers, they just don't understand. But Iona does and I was so excited to actually meet her."
Iona agreed, adding “The best part of the day was seeing Mary!"
If you're aged 16-30 and living with, or beyond, a brain tumour diagnosis, join us at one of our young adults events and meet others that understand.
Everyone is welcome, you can even bring a family member, friend or partner as your plus one. We're an informal and friendly bunch and the events are a fantastic way to meet new people who understand what you're going through.
The events are free to attend, we ask that you register in advance so that we know how many people to expect and wouldn't want anyone to miss out.
These dates are currently to be confirmed, join our community if you would like to find out about future events.
If you have any questions please contact the Young Adults Team on YAS@thebraintumourcharity.org.
After months of chatting to each other on Instagram, Mary and Iona were thrilled to finally meet in person at our first young adults' meet up of the year in Birmingham.
As Mary and Iona know, it can be a lifeline talking to someone who “gets it."
If you have further questions, need to clarify any of the information on this page, or want to find out more about research and clinical trials, please contact our team:
0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)
Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00
You can also join our active online community on Facebook - find out more about our groups.
We want to make it as easy as possible for our community to access support and information online. So, we'd really appreciate you taking ten minutes to complete our survey and share your experience using our website today.
Connect with other young adults affected by a brain tumour on our Facebook and Instagram channels
We are grateful to the Elliott Simmons Charitable Trust who kindly support our Young Adults Service.
Our free Brain Tumour Information Pack has been designed to help you feel confident when discussing treatment and care options with your medical team.
A big thank you to the Lewis Moody Foundation (LMF) who also kindly support our Young Adults Service.
The LMF was founded by Lewis Moody MBE and his wife Annie in 2014. Since then, they've raised over £1.3m to help change the story around brain tumours.