The National Brain Appeal

Brain Tumour Unit

Help us to raise much needed funds to establish the UK's first Brain Tumour Unit.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 AM, 1 January 2008 to 12:00 AM, 1 February 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (290173)





  • CancerCancer
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Medical ResearchMedical Research




* Each year, 5,000 people are diagnosed with primary brain cancers, while 60,000 others develop secondary brain tumours * Brain cancer affects all ages, from the newborn to the elderly * Survival rates are extremely low: less than 15% survive beyond five years compared to a 50% survival rate for people with other types of cancer * More people under 40 die of a brain tumour than from any other cancer and, tragically, brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK


Our aim is to create a hub of expertise for brain tumours that is at the forefront of brain cancer care, both nationally and internationally. Our surgical excellence, neurological specialism, translational research facility and state of the art scanning equipment – including a new Interventional MRI scanner– make us ideally placed to achieve this.