Charity

‘Team Tomm’ are aiming to raise £150,000 to be divided between the two chosen charities below. This page gives you more information about them and a button to make a donation which will be split 50/50 between them. You can follow our progress raising awareness and funds over the next two years until our arrival in Antigua.

Brain Research UK

At Brain Research UK, we fund the best research to discover the causes, develop new treatments and improve the lives of those affected. We receive no government funding, and since being established in 1971 we have funded £50 million of world-class neurological research.

We are currently funding research into numerous brain conditions, including: brain tumours, cluster headache, Motor Neurone Disease, brain/spinal cord injuries, dementia, Epilepsy, Tourettes, Huntington’s, Stroke, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and Ataxia.

In addition to this ongoing research, in 2016 our Scientific Advisory Panel identified three areas which have become our current research priorities, impacting allocation of new funding. These were highlighted due to a large unmet patient need coupled with lack of current research investment, and the three areas are: acquired brain damage (which includes numerous conditions such as stroke, TBIs and aneurysms), Neuro-oncology (brain tumours) and headache and facial pain (cluster headaches, migraines).

 

Useful statistics:

•   Over 12.5 million people are affected by a neurological condition in the  UK—that’s 1 in 5 of us

•   In the UK, 13,000 people are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year

•   Brain tumours are the biggest killer of people under 40

•   One in 100 people have epilepsy, that’s 600,000 people in the UK

•   Parkinson’s disease affects 120,000 people in the UK and 6,000 people die  of the disease each year

 

We are also funding two brain tumour projects:

Dr Claudia Barros, Plymouth University: https://brainresearchuk.org.uk/news/dr-claudia-barros/

Richard Baugh, targeted immunotherapy of glioblastoma: https://brainresearchuk.org.uk/news/richard-baugh-phd/

 

Jo Cervical Cancer Trust

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (www.jostrust.org.uk) offers a range of online and face to face support and information including: information materials, a Helpline 0808 802 8000, online forum, local support groups and an Ask the Expert service.

Our mission is to see cervical cancer prevented, reduce the impact for everyone affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer through providing the highest quality information and support services and campaigning for excellence in cervical cancer treatment and prevention.

Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities.Our VisionA future where cervical cancer is a thing of the past.

We provide information, emotional and practical support to women, their families and friends affected 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey.

Awards

GSK Impact Award 2010 - Highly Commended
Certified member of the Information Standard

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