Our Fundraising Groups

Our amazing family of Fundraising Groups

Championing the fight against brain tumours and raising thousands for our cause, helping us build network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence and supporting us as we influence the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.

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  • 100 Strikes

    This Fundraising Group is the initiative of Ed who was diagnosed in 2020, aged 11. Ed launched a campaign to raise money to find better outcomes for those diagnosed in the future.

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  • 4 Aurora

    4 Aurora has been set up by Margherita and Francesco Provenzano to raise much needed funds for research into this devastating disease. They named the Fundraising Group in memory of their beautiful daughter.

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  • Aaron's Army

    This Fundraising Group has been set up to create a legacy for Aaron and to raise funds for research as well as greater awareness of the desperate need for more effective treatments and ultimately a cure for those affected by brain tumours.

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  • Aaron's Legacy of Hope

    Linda Irvine has set up Aaron's Legacy of Hope in memory of her son Aaron. Aaron was first diagnosed with a brain tumour at the age of two and a half.

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  • Andi's Army

    Andi raised funds for the charity while he could which led to his family setting up this Fundraising Group to keep Andi’s memory alive and continue his legacy.

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  • Albie and Beyond

    This fundraising group has been set up to keep Albie’s memory alive by supporting research into brain tumours in the hope that no other family will have to suffer like his.

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  • Alexandra's Angels

    Alexandra was beautiful and just 24 years old when she passed away in August 2011, having been diagnosed with brain cancer in 2009.

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  • Andy B Fundraising Group

    The Andy B Fundraising Group was set up in memory of Andrew Bath. Andy was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in 2017.

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  • A New Hope for Ethan

    This Fundraising Group was set up in memory of Ethan Treharne, lost to a glioblastoma (GBM) on 26th November 2021, aged 17

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  • Ascension

    This Fundraising Group has been set up in memory of loving wife and mother, Rashpal Lotay. Rashpal was diagnosed with an anaplastic oligoastrocytoma brain tumour in 2009.

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  • Band Together

    This Fundraising Group has been set up to keep the memory of Steve Gilmour alive. Following his diagnosis with a grade 4 gliosarcoma in August 2021, Steve underwent surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

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  • Boogie at the Biscuit

    Boogie at the Biscuit was set up by Beth Wright in memory of her husband, RAF Wing Commander Kieran O’Sullivan.

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  • Brainstorm

    Brainstorm was set up by Katie Smith and her husband Luke in 2019, following Katie’s diagnosis with a life-limiting oligoastrocytoma.

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  • Canoeing for a Cure

    Canoeing for a Cure was set up after Jim Murray, an officer in the Avon and Somerset Police and a former RAF policeman, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme. Sadly Jim passed away three years after his initial diagnosis.

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  • Carol's Fund

    Carol Hayes was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour in February 2018. Carol’s Fund was set up by her children, James and Gemma

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  • Cat in a Hat

    This Fundraising Group was set up by her family after Catherine Anderson was diagnosed with a grade 2 brain tumour in August 2014 which quickly progressed to being grade 4 by the end of the same year.

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  • Charlie Charges On

    Charlie passed away aged seven in 2010, eight months after diagnosis.  We have set up Charlie Charges On to keep the memory of our beautiful, so brave son alive.

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  • Charlie’s Angels

    Charlie White was just three years old when he died from a rare but aggressive paediatric brain tumour. There are just a handful of these cases documented worldwide, but this devastating loss has compelled Charlie’s mother Abba and others to create the Fundraising Group in memory of her son.

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  • Circle of Hope

    Circle of Hope was formed to raise awareness across Yorkshire of the plight of people suffering with a brain tumour. Founding members: Jim Murphy, Gill Murphy, Sarah Smith and Linda Wood have all been touched by this devastating disease.

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  • Dale Barclay Fund

    This Fundraising Group was set up by Dale’s wife, Laura, after he passed away nine months after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM)brain tumour. 

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  • Debbie Coulson Foundation

    Debbie had two strokes and was given the devastating news that she had a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour. She underwent surgery and survived for 13 months. She passed away, aged 58 and just seven weeks before her daughter Vicky’s wedding.

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  • Ella's Army

    This Fundraising Group was set up after 13-year-old Ella McCreadie passed away without warning and it was later established she had experienced a haemorrhage caused by an undiagnosed high-grade diffuse glioma brain tumour. 

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  • Elly's Herd

    Elly Monaghan, a loving wife, mother of three and grandmother of six, was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) after slurring her words and sounding confused. She died 14 months later, on 2nd July 2023.

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  • Erin's Angel

    Erin’s Angel has been set up by Karen Adams in memory of her sister-in-law, Caroline Foster, who sadly passed away on 31st May 2010, eight weeks after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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  • Fight4Hope

    Amani Liaquat was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma (GBM) after collapsing at home on her 22nd birthday. While Amani was still fighting, they set up Fight4Hope to raise funds to support vital research in order to find treatments.

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  • Fighting for a Cure

    Kim set up Fighting for a Cure as a way of keeping Josh’s memory alive among his friends and family, and particularly for her young son Joey who was very close to his uncle Josh.

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  • Fluffy Cloud and Co.

    Since losing Peter, his wife Jane and his two girls have set up Fluffy Cloud and Co. to support the work of Brain Tumour Research, raising awareness of the disease and ensuring funds for research facilities.

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  • Hannah’s Kingdom

    Disgusted that treatment for brain tumours has remained stagnant for more than 20 years, Hannah set up a Fundraising Group and is committed to raising awareness of the injustices faced by brain tumour patients

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  • Head 1st

    Head 1st was set up by Nicole Witts who, having been lucky enough to just survive an undiagnosed big brain tumour.

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  • In Chris' Memory

    In Chris’ Memory was launched in November 2017 in memory of much-loved husband, father and grandfather Chris Todd. Chris was 63 when he was diagnosed with an aggressive grade four glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour.

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  • In Kev's Memory

    In Kev’s Memory was set up by the family of Kevin O’Mahoney, a construction contractor, drummer and rock music enthusiast from Cannock. Kevin died just a year after his diagnosis with an aggressive brain tumour.

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  • John's Crew

    John Lilley was looking forward to retirement. Tragically, he was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) and he passed away, aged 61. His family, including his daughter Charlotte and wife Alison, has set up John’s Crew to build a legacy for John

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  • Jason Willis Foundation

    Jen Willis set up the Jason Willis Foundation after losing her husband to a brain tumour. She has vowed to continue fundraising in his honour and in honour of all the families who’ve been touched by this horrific disease

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  • Leah's Fairy Fund

    Leah’s Fairy Fund was set up by the family of Leah Martin who was diagnosed with a high-grade medulloblastoma at the age of two.

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  • Lisa's Gift

    Lisa's Gift was set up by family and friends of Lisa Wray née Russell after losing her battle with a brain tumour on the 16th May 2009.

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  • Lydia's Wish

    The family set up the Fundraising Group Lydia’s Wish in order to further strengthen their amazing fundraising efforts and continue to smash their targets.

    Sadly, Lydia died in May 2020, but Lydia’s Wish will continue to raise funds and awareness in memory of this beloved woman. 

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  • M & M Adventures

    This Fundraising Group was set up in memory of Mark Calaz by his wife Mandy. Mandy has decided she wants Mark’s legacy to be finding a cure for this devastating disease.

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  • Maggie Harvey Trust

    Maggie was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme in 2010. Determined as ever, Maggie focused on fighting this devastating disease and helping others in a similar situation.

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  • Maggie's Memory

    Maggie was an amazing lady who now leaves a legacy of inspiration with her daughter Clare alongside three of her close friends, Emma Probyn, Helen Carbutt and Kate McNeill, who are all raising awareness and generating vital funds to support long-term and sustainable research into this devastating disease.

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  • Mark Cogan Foundation

    The Mark Cogan Foundation has been set up by Mark's brother, Simon, to raise funds for research and to keep Mark's memory alive, particularly for his two young children.

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  • Mike’s Milers

    Michael Scott is the inspiration behind this Fundraising Group. He passed away aged 69, in June 2020, after being diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) the previous year.

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  • Neil’s Appeal

    Neil Taylor was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017 and has endured surgery, radiotherapy and a year of chemotherapy. He and his wife, Alex, launched Neil’s Appeal with the aim of raising £10,000.

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  • One for the Road

    This Fundraising Group was set up in memory of Charlotte Hobbs who was first diagnosed with a grade 3 anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumour in July 2010. Sadly, the cancer spread rapidly in early 2022 and she passed away in March 2022.

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  • One Pound Warriors

    The One Pound Warriors was originally a Facebook group set up by 13-year-old Lillie Cotgrove, asking people to join and donate £1 to raise funds for treatment abroad for her school friend diagnosed with a DIPG brain tumour.

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  • Perry's Legacy

    Perry’s Legacy was set up by Carly Busby in memory of her father, Perry Brown. Perry was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) brain tumour and passed away just nine months later in July 2020.

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  • Power of David

    Power of David was set up in memory of David Hetherington, a loving husband and dad of two. David was diagnosed with a low-grade oligoastrocytoma, which over time changed to a grade four glioblastoma.

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  • Raising4Ria

    This Fundraising Group has been set up by Ria Melvin’s family to continue her legacy and to raise vital funds in her name. Raising4Ria will help to keep Ria’s memory alive and help to channel the grief of all who mourn her into something positive to improve the lives of others living with a brain tumour diagnosis.

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  • Remembering Rayhan

    The family of Rayhan, who died aged four, just four months after diagnosis with a medulloblastoma brain tumour, has set up this Fundraising Group. His parents want Rayhan’s legacy to lead to greater awareness of brain tumours, especially as it took many weeks for doctors to start taking Rayhan’s symptoms seriously.

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  • Ride4Simon

    Simon Oldacres was a dedicated family man, wonderful friend and talented engineer. Ride4Simon was set up to cycle in his memory to help fund a cure for this devastating disease.

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  • Stronger Together for Nicola

    This Fundraising Group has been set up by Alan Robinson after he lost his primary school teacher wife Nicola, mum to two young children, in October 2021. Nicola was just 35 years old.

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  • Team Hopkins – Winning for Did

    This Fundraising Group has been set up by the family of David Hopkins (aka Did) in his memory. Did was diagnosed with a glioblastoma (GBM) in September 2020 after two weeks of symptoms.

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  • Team Jeffery

    Annabelle Porter set up Team Jeffery in memory of two of her uncles, both lost to brain tumours – Richard Jeffery in 1991 and his brother, Michael, in 2017.

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  • Team Joshua

    Josh's family has set up Team Joshua to fulfil Josh’s wishes, raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours, and help fund the fight to bring about better outcomes for patients and ultimately a cure for the devastating disease.

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  • the dandy trust

    The dandy trust has been set up in memory of beloved husband and father, Mike Dandy, who lost his fight with a brain tumour at the age of 56 in April 2011.

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  • The Darel Bryan Foundation

    Natalie has set up the Darel Bryan Foundation in his memory to raise greater awareness as well as funds for vit al research. Her heart-felt wish is that one day Darel’s legacy will have led to far better outcomes for patients diagnosed with aggressive tumours like GBMs.

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  • The Diana Ford Trust

    The Diana Ford Trust was established as a charity to fund brain tumour research by Sandy and Rosemary Saunders, in memory of their daughter Diana who died from a brain tumour in 2002.

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  • The Diane Wright Trust

    The Diane Wright Trust was created in June 2012 by her two sons, Matthew and Adam, following the loss of their beloved Mum & best friend suddenly to a brain tumour on the 9th March 2012, aged only 59 years.

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  • The Ian Meek Fund

    Ian Meek was an extraordinary man, living for 15 years with a low-grade brain tumour before it became aggressive and took his life aged 42.

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  • The Lorn's Legacy

    Lorna Atkinson, lost her life to a glioblastoma multiforme grade 4 just 18 months after diagnosis. Inspired to fight to make a difference for future brain tumour patients, Lorna’s two daughters, Lisa and Louise have set up The Lorn’s Legacy to raise funds for vital research. 

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  • The Nick Cotton Foundation

    Nick was just 30 years old and recently married when he passed away less than 10 months after being diagnosed with an anaplastic oligodendroglioma brain tumour.
    His wife, Rachael, has now helped to set up The Nick Cotton Foundation to raise money for Brain Tumour Research to help others suffering from this devastating disease

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  • The Paula Coates Fund

    This Fundraising Group was set up by Ray after his daughter-in-law Paula was diagnosed with an incurable glioblastoma (GBM) brain tumour, aged 47, in early 2021, following excruciating headaches and vomiting.

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  • The Song for Sue Foundation

    The Song for Sue Foundation was set up by the family of Sue Thomas after she died aged 57 in December 2015. She was diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumour in July 2013.

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  • The Twelfth Man

    Inspired by Angus Anthony's brave battle with an inoperable brain tumour, close friends and family have set up the Twelfth Man Fundraising Group to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research.

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  • The Wake Fundraising Group

    The Wake Fundraising Group was set up by the friends and family of Jonathan Wake. Jonathan was diagnosed with a brain tumour in November 2019, after he collapsed at home and underwent emergency surgery.

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  • Trevor&Friends

    Trevor&Friends is the unique project of a group of school friends who were devastated to discover that their friend was diagnosed with a brain tumour. The tumour was nicknamed ‘Trevor’ and their mission became to banish him once and for all.

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  • Zara’s Appeal for a Cure

    Zara Taylor was just 30 when she was diagnosed with a grade 4 glioblastoma  (GBM). She set up the Zara’s Appeal for a Cure Fundraising Group to bring family, friends and colleagues together to raise vital funds and awareness to help stop the devastation of brain tumours.

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