Representatives from 22 brain tumour charities across the UK were invited to the annual Brain Tumour Research Member Charities Workshop on 13th and 14th May to update each other with news and to share fundraising tips and ideas.
Also attending were scientists from each of Brain Tumour Research’s Centres of Excellence, based within Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, and both the University of Plymouth and of Portsmouth. Each university gave presentations about the vital research they are conducting. There was also a talk about the work of BRAIN UK (a virtual brain tissue bank), who are funded by Brain Tumour Research and member charity brainstrust.
Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, said: “It’s always great to get together with our Member Charities. The timing of this year’s workshop was especially poignant as it coincided with the news of the death of Dame Tessa Jowell from a brain tumour, resulting in the Government promising to double its investment into brain cancer research. Our thoughts are with Tessa’s family at this sad time. We are spurred on with even greater vigour in our quest to find a cure for brain tumours.”