A brain tumour kills more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer, devastating families, yet less than 1% of Government funding is devoted to research into this form of cancer. In light of this, In Sue’s Name has three main aims.
- To raise funds for research into the treatment of brain tumours.
- To increase public awareness about this terrible disease and the urgent need for well-funded, sustainable research.
- To bring together families and friends who have lost a loved one to brain cancer, or those who are still supporting them.
Vital research is now being carried out into treatment for brain tumours at the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence in the Blizard Institute, part of Queen Mary University of London in Whitechapel. This gives hope to us all, but research for brain tumours remains desperately underfunded. In Sue’s Name aims to raise £1 million over the next ten years towards this vital research.
In partnership with Brain Tumour Research, the money we raise will sponsor days of research, recognised through commemorative tiles on the Wall of Hope at the Centre of Excellence. Find out more about the Brain Tumour Research Walls of Hope
Besides donations and collections, we will be organising a series of events to raise funds, from barbecues to bike rides, garden parties, runs and concerts. We’ve already held three highly successful golf days, for which many companies generously supplied prizes and have raised over £40k.
Of course, these events also help to raise awareness of the charity and, even more importantly, the extent of a deadly disease that doesn’t get the coverage it needs. Each fundraising event is an opportunity to get the message out to more people – that brain cancer devastates families and that more must be done to fund it.
The third aim is at the very heart of the charity’s existence – to bring together families affected by this disease. Whether bereaved families and friends become part of our team, or just come along to one of our events, they’ll be among people who are on their side and who understand what they’re going through.