TI Media’s charity partnership from January 2020 to December 2021, voted for by our people, is with The Brain Tumour Charity.
The Brain Tumour Charity is a national charity which funds ground-breaking research, campaigns for greater awareness and provides vital support services for those affected by brain tumours, which are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.
Just 3% of funding into cancer research goes towards brain tumours and survival rates are just 11%. That’s why The Brain Tumour Charity’s vision is for a world where brain tumours are defeated.
Our fundraising and volunteering programme supports the vital work of this charity.
LUCY BENNET, 24, from Ealing in London was first diagnosed with a Medulloblastoma brain tumour when she was just three years old. Her diagnosis still has a regular impact on her life, particularly after she was diagnosed with epilepsy which is a common side-effect of a brain tumour, when she was in her final year of university in 2016. Lucy soon got involved with the charity’s events for young people and has never looked back.
Lucy said: “The charity’s Young Adults service, including the meet-ups and their Facebook support page, makes a huge difference to people like me with cancer throughout the UK. Thanks to the charity, I have been able to meet people who are of a similar age and have had similar experiences to me so they understand it all. It helps to remind you that you’re not alone.
“Every bit of support The Brain Tumour Charity receives goes into helping people like me who are affected by a brain tumour as well as funding research to help find a cure to stop brain tumours being the number one cancer killer for children and adults under 40.”
TI Media's support will help them continue with this vital work.
Other Charitable Support
We also leverage support for charities through our brands. Among many examples, Decanter has a long-standing relationship with WaterAid that has raised more than £500,000 by involving readers and website users.