BTA uses the money it receives through donations and fundraising events to directly improve the lives of those affected by brain tumours.
A portion of the money goes towards maintaining support groups and establishing new ones up and down the country. To talk to people who are (or have been) in similar situations themselves is often of the utmost comfort to those who have been affected by the diagnosis of a brain tumour. We provide funds to help with refreshments and transport, to enable as many as possible to be able to attend.
However we also fund research every year to try and further understand the causes, nature and treatment of brain tumours. Here are examples of some more recent donations we have made to other organisations and research trials:
Â£15,000 â€“ Neurosurgical Training Fund of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, which is doing local research into new techniques to directly improve patient care and quality of life.
Â£5,000 â€“ Samantha Dickson Research Trust, which funds research being done all over the UK. They have information about all the projects they have helped to fund on their website.
Â£1,750 â€“ Macmillan Cancer Support, improving the lives of people affected by cancer, providing practical, emotional, medical and financial aid.
Â£840 â€“ Bioflavonoid Research, Portsmouth University
Charity Number: SC 021490