The Brain Tumour Charity Celebrates
December 6, 2012
Dinner with Patron and Olympic medallist Tom Daley on a cold November's evening in London was just one of the highlights of the The Brain Tumour Charity's 15th anniversary Gala Dinner last week.
The Brain Tumour Charity is the leading brain tumour charity in the UK and was set up 15 years ago in memory of Samantha Dickson, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of 14. Her parents, Neil and Angela Dickson, set up the charity to make a difference after finding there was no dedicated brain tumour charity in the UK and a dire need of funding for research and support.
To date, the charity has raised over £12 million of funds solely from volunteers and donors, which has allowed it to sponsor research into new diagnosis and treatments, provide support to patients and their families, and to improve information about this critical illness.
The charity's most recent campaign Headsmart is raising awareness of how professionals and the public can improve the diagnosis of childhood brain tumours in the UK. One year on, the campaign has shown that diagnosis times have already been reduced from 9.3 weeks to 7.5 weeks, with a target of 5 weeks now in reach.
Speaking about the last 15 years, and their achievement in building the work of The Brain Tumour Charity into the UK's dedicated brain tumour charity, Neil and Angela Dickson said "we are proud of our work over the last fifteen years but remain resolute in our determination to find new treatments and diagnosis techniques for brain tumours."
We are really delighted to be able to help support this hardworking and professional team in the important work that they do.
If you would like to help or fundraise for The Brain Tumour Charity, then more information can be found on their website here. Thank you.