Last night we were delighted to accept the Charity of the Year Award 2022 at the JustGiving Awards and we wanted to say a huge thank you to all our supporters for helping us win.
Without you we simply wouldn’t have achieved this, and so much more, over the past 12 months.
One of the reasons for The Charity being shortlisted was The Twilight Walk 2021. The pandemic meant we couldn’t all get together in person but that didn’t stop the brain tumour community uniting across the country to help pick up the pace of research and take steps towards a cure. And, together, you managed to raise an absolutely incredible £295,000 for those affected by a brain tumour!
After helping us reach the shortlist for JustGiving’s Charity of the Year Award 2022, you stood with us again when voting opened to determine the winner of the award. Despite being up against two amazing charities – Cure Cancer and Rape Crisis England & Wales – your votes helped us take home the prize.
Not only is this a testament to the strength and passion of the brain tumour community, but winning Charity of the Year helps put brain tumours in the spotlight on a national stage. Hopefully this increased awareness will help move us further, faster towards a world where brain tumours are defeated.
After accepting the award, Gina Almond, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at The Brain Tumour Charity, said:
“We’re delighted about winning Charity of the Year 2022, but the real congratulations need to go to our awesome supporters! So, I want to thank them once again for being the driving force behind The Charity’s success.
“Cure Cancer and Rape Crisis England & Wales are two charities that are doing amazing work and we’re deeply proud to have been shortlisted alongside them. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us and help us win against such fierce competition.
“Thank you again to everyone who helped us reach the shortlist by taking part in The Twilight Walk 2021. The pandemic meant we couldn’t hold our flagship event, The Twilight Walk, in-person, as we’d done in the past. However, the brain tumour community came together to make it a roaring success by holding a series of community-led walks throughout October – raising an astounding £295,000.
“We’re extremely excited to have recently announced that in March we’ll be holding The Twilight Walk in-person again for the first time since 2019, as well as facilitating community-led walks across the country.
“Not only will we be taking The Twilight Walk to London for the first time, but we’ll be bringing the community together during Brain Tumour Awareness Month – a time of heightened awareness of our cause.
“We hope that you’ll be able to join us either in-person or at a community-led walk to help us celebrate this win, raise the profile of the work we do together and, most-importantly, raise money to help defeat brain tumours.”
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