Every member of team brainstrust is incredible. Made up of hundreds of people across the UK who run, pedal, walk and swim, team brainstrust raises over £130,000 every year to help people who have just heard the words “you have a brain tumour”. Ash has his own special reason for supporting our work and it is an absolute privilege to be able to work with him. He has made Bassignbourne’s events stand out from the crowd in such a busy and increasingly ‘corporate’ space. These events are a cut above and throughout, each event has grown with the values of fun, professionalism, community and charity front at centre.
Today, right now, there are over 60,000 people living with a brain tumour. The disease kills more people under 40 than any other cancer, and is the biggest cancer killer in children. But these statistics don’t help you on the day you or your loved one hear the words ‘you have a brain tumour’. At brainstrust we’re here 24/7 to help people feel less alone, less afraid and more control on their brain cancer journey. The end result is that people who call us can live the life they want to live in the face of this devastating disease that harbours such hidden and life-limiting challenges as memory loss, extreme personality change, loss of identity and isolation. When you’re signing up for a fit 4 the challenge event, please go the extra mile for people with a brain tumour who also need your help. Join team brainstrust today and make your personal challenge have an incredible impact for a family near you who are coming to terms with a brain tumour diagnosis. Set up your JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/brainstrust or email [email protected] for more.
•We are the only brain tumour charity focused 100% on support and wellbeing
•Our help is constructive, and personalised, made so by our coaching principles and practices. Our help drives real, relevant change, and has meaningful impact
•Brainstrust’s resources are revered nationally for their depth, insight and relevance. We offer more than just fact sheets – we go beyond this to help people use facts and information to their own advantage
•Brainstrust’s service is nationally accessible, but also bears regional relevance and insight. We know who can help on the ground, in your area. We build communities.
•We listen first. The brain tumour community drive our work through their input and views. Thanks to these people, we truly understand the challenges faced when you hear the words, ‘you have a brain tumour’
•We are small, smart and agile. This mean we are efficient and effective. We don’t aspire to be the biggest, just the best.
•Also community based: ‘brainstrust’s service is nationally accessible, but also bears regional relevance and insight. We know who can help on the ground, in your area. We build communities.