Brain Tumour Support's CEO begins a special journey to honour Paul Mitchell
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
7M ago
In this 20th Anniversary year for Brain Tumour Support, a very special walk is taking place, and starting this week on Wednesday September 13th. The Mitchell Walk honours Paul Mitchell, the man whose legacy has become Brain Tumour Support. Following his glioblastoma brain tumour diagnosis in 2002, Paul and his wife Tina determined to ensure that support, which wasn't available for them at the time, would be there for others. Following Paul's sad death at the age of just 37, Tina founded the charity and as CEO she continues to lead that mission 20 years on. Tina is joining Paul's parents to ta ..read more
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Our in-person support groups - What to expect
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
9M ago
Are you thinking about coming along to one of our in-person support groups, but curious if it’s the right fit for you? Would you benefit from support and guidance from the brain tumour community, but are unsure what to expect? Our Support Professional in Cornwall and Devon, Amy Young, explains what our support groups are all about, how they run, and what you can expect from them. Brain Tumour Support are holding support groups in various locations across the UK. They are generally led by two members of staff - one of whom is the Support Professional for your area - so if you are registered wi ..read more
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Garden Designer, Penny Dommett, welcomes visitors to raise money for Brain Tumour Support
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
9M ago
For the second year running, long-time supporter, Penny Dommett opened up her beautiful gardens to the public, to raise money for Brain Tumour Support. Penny is a full time, professional garden designer, and has been working on this garden since 1981. The space was created from a corner of a pasture field and over the last 40 years has been gradually added to. The garden is divided into 4 main areas, the ornamental garden surrounding the house, the pond area, the paddock and the cutting garden. Despite the typical British summer weather (it rained all weekend!) generous volunteers and visitors ..read more
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Men's Support Group - creating a safe space
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
9M ago
Reaching out for support isn't always an easy thing to do. Brain Tumour Support Professional, Dave Haq, talks about his experience of supporting men through the complex and often emotional journey triggered by a brain tumour diagnosis, whether their own or that of a loved one. It’s no great secret that, compared to women, men generally tend to deal with their emotions and problems internally. There is clearly no right, or wrong way for anyone to address issues that are affecting them, but worries that are kept locked away in your thoughts can result in you becoming overwhelmed with your situa ..read more
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Connecting worldwide at the IBTA Summit
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
10M ago
Pictured: Lucy (right) and Tina Mitchell Skinner, CEO & Founder, represent Brain Tumour Support at the 2023 IBTA Summit. Following the conclusion of the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) Summit 2023, Brain Tumour Support Services Manager, Lucy Wilkinson, looks back on the sessions she attended and the depth and variety of topics covered in three days packed with presentations, workshops, masterclasses and discussion. Day One: Monday morning’s clinical sessions initially focussed on innovative surgical techniques such as the use of fluorescent dyes to allow better visualisation of ..read more
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International Brain Tumour Alliance Summit 2023
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
10M ago
Having had many years working alongside wonderful organisations, charities and individuals passionate about making a difference for people affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, Brain Tumour Support feels very proud to once again be part of The International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA) Summit, currently taking place in Vienna. This important biennial event brings together the worldwide brain tumour community and we are proud that our CEO, Tina Mitchell Skinner, and Support Service Manager, Lucy Wilkinson, were invited to attend, sharing their perspective and experience from the charity’s 20 y ..read more
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Coping with grief on Father’s Day
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
10M ago
Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday and as with many ‘special days’ it can be a source of mixed emotions. For many, a time to celebrate and share love and joy with family; but for many others a sad reminder of absence and loss. For anyone who may find this a difficult day, our Support Professional, Amy Young, shares some thoughts on coping with those emotions. When you lose a parent or parent figure, or are a dad who has lost a child, every day can be difficult, but occasions like Father’s Day can exacerbate and heighten feelings of grief. The adverts and reminders in the weeks leading up t ..read more
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Volunteers Week reflections after the Eastenders brain tumour storyline
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
11M ago
Our volunteer ambassador Heather shared some thoughts for Volunteers Week on her own brain tumour experience over the past ten years: I don’t normally watch the BBC soap opera 'Eastenders', but the recent story following the character Lola, from her diagnosis of brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme) to her death aged 26, has given me cause to reflect about what I've experienced and seen since I was diagnosed with a brain tumour back in 2010. The storyline has led me to think about my own experiences being involved with the brain tumour community, and the lessons I'm still learning. My little ..read more
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Charity ambassadors Joel and Hannah are surprise hosts at the Emerald Ball
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
11M ago
The Brain Tumour Support Emerald Ball was held on Saturday 13th May at De Vere Tortworth Court, South Gloucestershire to mark the 20th anniversary of the charity and raise important funds for future support services. The glamorous evening was attended by 270 guests who had travelled from all over the country, with charity ambassadors Joel Dommett and Hannah Cooper Dommett being the surprise hosts - just the night before Joel picked up a BAFTA as star presenter of The Masked Singer. The Emerald Ball was organised as a commemoration, a celebration and a fundraiser - honouring the memory of Paul ..read more
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Champion Fundraiser, Dave Stubbs, makes an impact at Easter Monday Football Match
Brain Tumour Support
by bts2018
1y ago
Local fans came out and braved the unpredictable spring weather to watch Port Vale FC play Oxford United in an exciting, Easter Monday Match. Dave Stubbs, one of Brain Tumour Support’s Champion Fundraisers and a brain tumour survivor himself, was there to raise money and awareness for Brain Tumour Support. Despite the heavy rain and wind, a great time was had by all, and we are so grateful to everyone who kindly donated. Our fantastic volunteer, Dave Stubbs headed up a stand, taking donations, selling raffle tickets and chatting about the support services we offer. They raised almost £800 fro ..read more
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