Ongoing Support, Care, Awareness and Research (OSCAR's)

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OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity exists to support and care for children facing brain tumours and their families, to raise awareness of children’s brain tumours and to fund new research to drive down diagnosis time, increase survival rate and improve children’s quality of life during and after treatment.

It was set up in memory of Oscar Hughes from York but exists to serve any child, anywhere in the UK having to deal with life with a brain tumour.

We do what we can because we want to make a difference: we don’t want any more kids to go through what Oscar went through.

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About Us

Oscar Hughes

OSCAR’s (Ongoing Support, Care Awareness and Research) Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity was formed in November 2014 by the parents and friends of Oscar Hughes, a 9-year-old boy who died of a brain tumour in May 2014.

Oscar was a sporty and energetic 8-year-old when he was first diagnosed. As he went through treatment he put all his energy into staying strong for his siblings and friends, as well as fundraising for other children with cancer. He raised over £6K through a marathon relay in which he took part at a time when even walking was a challenge.

The journey Oscar went on for a year to try and be free of cancer was both heartbreaking and inspiring to see. The treatments involved to fight brain tumours have devastating effects on a young body and mind. This is unacceptable. We need to change this by researching to find better treatments, supporting children through their journey and raising awareness to improve diagnosis.

We are really proud to be able to share our business plan for 2022-23 with you all so you can see where we are, where we have come from and what our big plans are for the future.

OSCAR’s Business Plan 2022-23

This video, made when we began to fund the PNET5 trial alongside The Brain Tumour Charity, tells some of Oscar’s story and why our work is important.

We Can Change Lives

Where Your Money Goes

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killers in people under the age of 40, a fact many people are unaware of.

The five-year survival rate for brain tumours is only 12% whereas for other cancers it is 50%. When we lose more young people to brain tumours than to any other cancer, and when brain tumour patients are left with a poor quality of life, this is just not good enough.

But we can change this. We can change lives.

Click here to find out about how we are involved in the latest research, awareness campaigns and future plans to help children and families at the point of their greatest need.

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