Raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay is a proud fundraiser for The Big Brian Tumour Charity with 50p from every ticket bought to the world famous Street Party hosted by Johnnie Walker going to the charity.

This Hogmanay a staggering £19,819 was raised just from ticket sales to the Street Party, with an additional £8,300 being donated voluntarily by Hogmanay revellers, for this fantastic charity.


About the Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families. It funds pioneering research to increase survival, raises awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provides support for everyone affected.

The Charity’s goals are to double survival within 10 years in the UK and to halve the negative impact that brain tumours have on quality of life.

It adheres to nationally-recognised accreditations and best practice guidelines for every area of its work.

The Charity funds an extensive and diverse portfolio of research across the UK with the aim of doubling survival and reducing long term harm through improving the understanding and complexities of brain tumours, better diagnostic techniques and new treatments.

The Brain Tumour Charity offers a comprehensive support and information service for anyone who is affected, including a support and information line, Information Standard accredited fact sheets, online peer-to-peer support and a dedicated Children and Families Service.

It funds and promotes the UK-wide HeadSmart campaign, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children and young people to make earlier diagnosis a reality. Earlier diagnosis will reduce long-term disabilities and save lives.

The symptom interval (length of time between symptom onset and diagnosis) was 9.1 weeks at the time of the campaign’s launch in June 2011. By June 2012 the symptom interval had reduced to 7.5 weeks and it’s since been reduced to 6.5 weeks.

Find out more at: www.thebraintumourcharity.org

Members of the Association of Medical Research Charities, The Information Standard, The Helplines Partnership and the Fundraising Standards Board.

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