Brain Tumour Research has marked the end of its annual Hope Tree Christmas Appeal. It had asked people to send a donation and write a message of hope or remembrance on a bauble.
The decorations were hung on Hope Trees at the Brain Tumour Research Centres of Excellence. These included the Universities of Portsmouth and Plymouth, Queen Mary University of London, Imperial College, London, and the charity’s HQ in Milton Keynes.
Brain Tumour Research stated that tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer yet just one percent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this disease.
Sue Farrington Smith, Chief Executive of Brain Tumour Research, said: “For too long, brain tumours have been a neglected cancer. At Christmas, we asked supporters to take a few moments to write a message of hope on the back of a bauble and send it back to us with a donation. The Hope Tree Appeal is a wonderfully simple and easy way to help find a cure for this cruel disease. Together we will find a cure.”
Brain Tumour Research is campaigning to see the national spend on brain tumour research increased to £30 million – £35 million a year, in line with breast and leukaemia, in order to advance treatments and ultimately find a cure.
To make a donation and leave your message visit the charity’s JustGiving page.