Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Brain Tumour Awareness Month was launched in 2004 by a group of charities that went on to become founding members of Brain Tumour Research. Every March, we lead the way with a packed programme of activities to raise vital awareness and funds to get closer to our vision of finding a cure for all types of brain tumours.  

This year, as we celebrate our 15th anniversary, there are
many ways you can get involved during Brain Tumour Awareness Month to bring
hope to the one in three people who knows someone affected by this devastating

  • Light up the UK

    More than 50 buildings and landmarks lit up for Brain Tumour Awareness Month in 2023, including the famous Blackpool Tower and Liverpool’s Royal Liver Building. Help raise awareness by getting venues close to you lit up in pink and/or yellow. Email us for more information.

  • Give a regular gift

    Help sustain our vital research by setting up a regular donation. You could donate £15 a month or any amount you can give. Every pound adds up to help fund the fight. Set up a regular donation.

  • Wear A Hat Day

    Put your hat on for hope, bring together your friends, family and colleagues for a hat-themed fundraising event or challenge and ask for donations for this vital cause. Find out more and register.

  • Leave a legacy

    Help transform the future of research into brain tumours by leaving a gift to Brain Tumour Research in your will. To make it easier, we’ve teamed up with Octopus Legacy to provide you with the opportunity to have a simple will written or updated for free. Find out more.

  • Sign up for a challenge

    Sahara Desert treks, firewalks, skydives, marathons, half marathons, cycle rides, walks and more – we’ve got a challenge to suit everyone. Check out our packed fundraising calendar to register for your favourite(s).

  • Charity of the year

    Could your workplace – or that of your friends and family – work for us? Nominate Brain Tumour Research to be your organisation’s charity of the year and unite your colleagues behind a great cause. Find out more.

  • Campaign with us to drive change 

    Make your voice heard and help influence the Government to invest more in research for brain tumours in the UK. Campaign with us and drive change for patients and their loved ones

  • Minute’s Silence

    On Friday 1st March, at 11am, a minute’s silence was observed at our four Centres of Excellence. We also marked this moment of remembrance at our Head Office and online, and we are grateful to those supporters who joined us and shared stories of their loved ones

  • #ShineALight

    On Friday 1st March, hundreds of you, including actor and singer Alfie Boe (pictured above), helped us #ShineALight for all those affected by brain tumours by lighting a candle and sharing a photo on social media.