brain tumour research

Former soldier diagnosed with a brain tumour star jumping to help find a cure

An army veteran from Devon is preparing to jump his way back to fitness when he takes part in a brand-new fundraiser for Brain Tumour Research .

Dad-of-two Dan Mason , of Ivybridge, has signed up to take part in the charity’s 100 Star Jumps a Day in November challenge, inspired by his own experience of being diagnosed with a rare and inoperable brain tumour.

The 36-year-old...

Young brothers take on challenge in memory of ‘adored’ grandad

Two Cambridgeshire brothers are taking on unique literary challenges to raise funds for a charity close to their hearts.

Six-year-old Albie Price and his autistic 10-year-old brother, Reuben, are taking part in a 20 for 20 challenge in aid of Brain Tumour Research , in memory of the grandfather they ‘ adored ’, who died of an inoperable brain tumour in 2019.

The challenge...

Devon woman living with a brain tumour planning a swimming floral fundraiser to help find a cure

A woman living with life-changing consequences after being diagnosed with a brain tumour is planning to take part in a charity floral fundraiser while sea swimming.

Heather Turner, 49, from Brixham was 24 when she was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma , a low-grade brain tumour. Following surgery, during which she nearly died and suffered severe nerve damage, she has been left with...

Family launch Christmas appeal for Brain Tumour Research

Marine biologist Caroline Cronin was remembered in Plymouth as her husband and daughter launched a Christmas appeal for the charity Brain Tumour Research.

Marcus, 36, and Florence, two-and-a-half, are inviting people to take part in the charity’s Hope Tree Appeal at its Centre of Excellence at Plymouth University.

Caroline worked at the National Marine Aquarium and was studying...

Survival of the Fittest raises £2,800 for Brain Tumour Research

A team of seven from Devon Football Association has raised £2800 to support Brain Tumour Research, which has a Research Centre of Excellence at Plymouth University, by taking part in the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest 10K assault course at Wembley.

They trained for six months for the event, which involved at least 50 obstacles to be tackled on the 10K course. Around 7,500 people...

Peninsula Doctors' Orchestra

Simon Ible, conductor

Brahms: Symphony No.1 in C minor Nicolai: The Merry Wives of Windsor Overture

Brahms took 21 years to compose his first symphony. The conductor for the premiere, Hans von Bülow, referred to it as 'Beethoven's 10th' - but it's more of a homage than plagiarism. From the opening bar this work is impressive and magnificent – and yes the finale does sound much like that of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy.

This event is free, with donations to Plymouth University Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence gratefully received.


The Party of the Summer

A small group of staff members at Santander and Plymouth University are organising ‘The Party of the Summer’, a huge, amazing event on Friday the 25th September 2015 for the people of Plymouth.

The summer party venue is a stunning marquee on Plymouth Hoe, boasting superb views of The Sound. Tickets are for over 18's only and can be purchased for just £15, with all profit going to Brain Tumour Research. Each ticket will include canapés, glass of bubbly on arrival and an evening of entertainment.

Grab your £15 ticket from Crowdfunder web page

Roborough Youth FC score a winner for Brain Tumour Research

Back in March young footballers in the Devon Junior and Minor League were invited to raise funds for Brain Tumour Research, with the team which raised the most wining a new football strip for one of their teams.

Three months on, and the winning team has been revealed – none other than the budding Beckhams of Roborough Youth FC.

The club successfully raised £210 for Brain Tumour...

Brain Tumour Research appoints SW fundraiser

An experienced fundraiser has joined a national charity which is funding scientific research in the South West searching for a cure for brain tumours.

Susan Turnock has been appointed as Regional Fundraising Manager by Brain Tumour Research. She will be responsible for the charity’s fundraising activities in the region, working closely with the team at the Brain Tumour Research Centre...

400-mile cycle ride for Brain Tumour Research

Carol Robertson, Head of Community Fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, has completed a 400-mile cycle ride in just four days in memory of her friend who lost his life to a brain tumour.

The cycle ride, dubbed the “Tour de Labs”, saw Carol start from the charity’s HQ in Buckingham and visit each of the four Centres of Excellence funded by Brain Tumour Research – two in London, at...