Brain Tumour Research And Support Across Yorkshire

Brain Tumour Research And Support Across Yorkshire

Charity information

Brain Tumour Research And Support Across Yorkshire

We offer a holistic service across the Yorkshire & Humber region to all brain tumour patients, both adults and children, along with their families and carers through support, information and research

Founded 2003

  • Mission statement

    The vision is clear and simple – we want to find a cure for a devastating disease that affects so many people. Around 1,000 brain tumour patients are newly diagnosed across the Yorkshire and Humber region each year.

    Founded in 2003 and originally named Andrea’s Gift, BTRS is Yorkshire and Humber’s leading brain tumour charity. Offering practical, financial and emotional support to both adult and child brain tumour patients, together with their families and carers.
    Working with a dedicated group of supporters, we fundraise centrally, aiming to achieve our target of raising £2m by the end of 2014. Building strong relationships with local media organisations insures good publicity of the charity across the region.
    Collaboration is key - BTRS is a member charity of Brain Tumour Research, a national umbrella organisation that unites over 20 charities to collectively lobby parliament and campaign nationally for improved standards of care for brain tumour patients and increased funding for research.
    A fundamental aim for BTRS was to develop a brain tumour research lab at the University of Leeds. Combined funding of £750,000 with Candlelighters, a Leeds based children's cancer charity, saw the launch of the Translational Neuro-Oncology Group based at Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine in 2011. There are now over 20 scientists investigating different aspects of research, providing hope and information for brain tumour fighters.

  • Aims

    Brain Tumour Research And Support Across Yorkshire aims to:

    • We want to find a cure for a devastating disease that affects so many people.
    • To provide support and information to all brain tumour patients, both adults and children, along with their families, carers and friends.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2003

    Registered Charity Number: 1095931

    Board members: 6

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07436 272665

    Address: Suite 21, The Tannery, 91 Kirkstall Rd, Leeds, LS3 1HS

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