#ResearchAtRisk campaign urges Prime Minister to protect medical research

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The Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC), of which Brain Tumour Research is a proud member, is urgently calling for the Government to commit funding to help protect the future of charity research through the pandemic and as we recover.

At a time when medical research is most needed, charities are facing unprecedented falls in income due to COVID-19. Funding from the Government is urgently needed to support charities to continue life-saving research and improve lives.

COVID-19 has had an immediate and devastating impact on medical research charities, resulting in an estimated 41% decrease in their research spend over the next year. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Research stopped or paused today won’t be able to jump start when the crisis is over.

Charities have been left with no option but to make drastic cuts to their research funding as their income drops. Funding which could have saved or improved lives.

The AMRC is asking all those with an interest in the future of UK-based medical research to sign a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging the Government to provide vital funding now to protect medical research and patients. Time is of the essence. By investing in charity-funded research, the Government can help medical research charities deliver a better future for countless people across the UK.

To send a ready-drafted email to the Prime Minister today, click here.

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