Partnership for Brain Tumour Awareness

Two Charities: One Goal

OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity have joined forces with The Brain Tumour Charity to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours.

We are delighted to announce our latest partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity, having chosen to support their ‘Better Safe Than Tumour’ campaign with a gift of £10,000 to help enhance awareness of childhood brain tumours. The campaign seeks to educate the public on the signs and symptoms of brain tumours and will benefit greatly from this boost in funding.

Phoebe Day, Partnerships Manager of The Brain Tumour Charity, said, “We are so thankful to our friends at OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity for choosing to continue to generously invest in our vital work. Our partnership with OSCAR’s is a shining example of the mighty impact charities can have when they join forces to deliver the same goals, enabling us to move further, faster for the brain tumour community. Collaboration is key and we are so proud to work with family-led charities like OSCAR’s”


OSCAR’s has previously funded research into brain tumours alongside The Brain Tumour Charity, and jumped at the chance of being able to be involved in an awareness-raising campaign.

Phil Martinez, Charity Manager of OSCAR’s said, “OSCAR’s Paediatric Brain Tumour Charity are so happy to be able to support the Better Safe Than Tumour campaign, specifically its aim to raise the awareness of the different signs and symptoms of brain tumours at the different stages of childhood. Increasing this knowledge for the general public will help with earlier diagnosis and earlier treatment and save lives. You never expect to be part of the brain tumour community and think you don’t need to know this information because it won’t happen to you. We sincerely hope it doesn’t, but better to be safe and make sure you know how to spot one in case the unthinkable happens.”

“My own mother was misdiagnosed so many times. As a family, we didn’t see the signs because we just didn’t know what they were. I wish the Better Safe than Tumour campaign had been around, so we could have spotted what was going on before it was already too late. In my job, I hear so many heart-breaking stories from parents who have had the same experience of misdiagnosis with their children. The Better Safe than Tumour campaign will give the public and professionals the knowledge they need to catch this dreadful disease earlier, saving more lives.”
“OSCAR’s are very pleased to work alongside The Brain Tumour Charity once again. Partnership between those of us in the brain tumour community is essential to driving forward improved survival rates and better care for those affected by this dreadful disease.”

To find out more about the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in babies, children, teens and adults visit the Headsmart website.