Sponsor a Day

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Sponsor a Day of Research

When you sponsor a day of research, you’re helping us get closer to a cure for brain tumours, faster.

Each of our Research Centres of Excellence needs £1 million a year to sustain the vital discovery research so desperately needed to find a cure for brain tumours.

That’s £2,740 every day, per Centre. 

Each time you raise (or donate) £2,740, you can sponsor a day of research.  

Sponsoring a day of research in this way will make a real difference for brain tumour patients, offering new hope by helping accelerate crucial research and improving outcomes in the future.

Walls of Hope

Each Centre of Excellence has a unique Brain Tumour Research Wall of Hope, representing years of research being funded there.

These striking and impactful Walls of Hope feature giant microscopy imagery of brain tumour cells, created as part of the research team’s crucial work at each of the laboratories.

This kind of imaging is essential for examining the behaviour of different tumour types and for testing the efficacy of various drugs on killing brain cancer cells.  

How does sponsor a day work?

To celebrate your fundraising achievements or in response to your donation, you can have your own special tile on a Wall of Hope at one of our Research Centres.

Tiles placed on the Walls of Hope gradually fill up each year to show how all our wonderful supporters and donors are helping eradicate brain tumours, at the same time building a deeply moving collection of quotes, poems, messages, and testimonials in recognition and celebration of those funding the fight, and in memoriam of everyone in our hearts, gone but not forgotten. 

Placing tiles on the Wall of Hope

Placing a tile is usually done during a lab tour at one of our Centres. Lab tours are a great way to meet our scientists and learn first-hand about their research.

Arriving at the Wall of Hope and placing tiles is also an opportunity to pause, reflect and show respect, and is always a meaningful, emotional, and memorable experience. 

Emma Barclay has been a long-time supporter of Brain Tumour Research and, with help from friends and family, has raised almost £7,000 to help fund vital research. 

Emma placed her tiles on the Wall of Hope at our Centre at Queen Mary University of London in March 2022, in memory of her fiancé Adam who died of a brain tumour just three months before they were due to marry.

Emma told us: “Adam was the most amazing man and a wonderfully loving father to our children. Although it’s too late for Adam, I don’t want other families to go through what we did, so it was comforting to think when we were placing our tiles in his memory that Adam’s legacy is giving real hope to brain tumour patients in the future.”

Your business could sponsor multiple days of research

Organisations that fundraise for us often set challenging fundraising targets so they can sponsor multiple days of research.

We are hugely grateful for the support of all our Corporate Partners, working with us as their chosen charity of the month, year or longer!

Your tiles can be designed to include your organisation's logo and the name of your fundraising events, as well as the names of any of your employees and/or loved ones you want to recognise or remember.

In some cases, we can also offer a special engraved glass keepsake to display at your organisation’s office reception, for example, in recognition of your commitment and support.

Zurich Insurance plc has been supporting Brain Tumour Research for several years now, raising more than £16,000, the equivalent of funding almost six days of research. They chose to support us after one of their colleagues, Amanda Pay, was diagnosed with a brain tumour. 

Amanda had worked in the Fareham office for more than 10 years and the fundraiser was a great way of honouring and celebrating Amanda. Sadly Amanda passed away just three weeks later.

Amanda’s friend and colleague Wendy Fearnley said: “Before Amanda’s diagnosis, many of us didn’t know just how devastating the disease is and how fatal the prognosis can be. Amanda was such an amazing person and all her Zurich colleagues miss her dearly. I’m proud we have raised so much money for Brain Tumour Research and we will continue to fundraise in her memory so we can all make a difference in her name.” 

Legacy Panels

In 2022, we installed new Walls of Hope at our three current Centres of Excellence. We also created special Legacy Panels as part of the new Walls of Hope, which feature all who helped fund the fight and all loved ones lost to brain tumours in whose name days of research were sponsored.

Every few years we need to refresh our Walls of Hope, taking down the oldest year panels to make way for new year panels.

However, the Legacy Panels will also be updated every time, so that names remain for the duration of our partnership with the Centre.

Names on all our Legacy Panels will also be captured permanently on our special Wall of Hope Legacy wall at the Brain Tumour Research head office. 

Our researchers say thank you for sponsoring days of research

For every day of research sponsored, you are helping the vital work of our dedicated team of expert researchers and support staff at our Centres of Excellence. Their tireless efforts to understand more about brain tumours and find new ways to combat them is reliant on essential day-to-day materials used in the labs. Your fundraising and donations could help pay for these, getting us closer to a cure, faster. 

If you have any questions about sponsoring a day, please contact us on fundraising@braintumourresearch.org or call us on 01908 867200.

You can also donate £2,740 today (plus the transaction fee if you want to cover those costs as well) to immediately earn your Wall of Hope tile. Make sure you include all your contact details with your donation so our team can follow up with you about your tile. 

Donate now

Alternatively, you can make a donation over the phone by calling us during working hours (9am - 5pm Monday to Friday) on  01908 867200.

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