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Government bailout and support for charities

Our CEO, Sarah Lindsell, responds to The Government’s recent announcement regarding funding for the Charity sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sarah Lindsell, our CEO, said: “The entire charity sector, like so many other organisations and industries in the UK, is facing an unprecedented threat to their everyday operations.

“We are seeing sector-wide decimation of income and disruption to the care we provide each day. The subsequent impact this has on research and vital support during the current crisis is a continuing and urgent issue.

“While we acknowledge the £750 million pledged by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak, we know this is not nearly enough to support so many vital charities at the frontline of maintaining support and care particularly for those with life limiting disease, during this crisis.

“As leaders in the brain tumour field, we acutely understand the importance of maintaining our support network for the community while they face a nationwide lockdown, disruption to their ongoing treatment, and the isolation of being separated from their families and loved ones.

“The Brain Tumour Charity stand together with the entire charity sector in calling for much more support for the vital services we all provide and to ensure that we all can continue to serve and support our communities.”