Join our fundraising team of volunteers
If you would like to volunteer some of your time, skills, ideas or networking ability to help us with our fundraising, we have many opportunities available.
Please contact either:
Secretary Christine Forecast
Tel.01485 57 27 67
Treasurer Mary Burton
Tel.01485 52 52 79
to have an informal chat with no obligation.
You could also join our internet chat group where you can talk directly to others who are keen to raise funds for low-grade glioma research and support projects in the UK. The internet chat group enables us to develop new fundraising ideas and help each other as we organise events. All contributions to our plans, be they large or small, are equally welcome. It would be wonderful to welcome you onto the team!
Please apply for membership via the group's home page:
25th-26th May 2013
Most will walk the 100km, some will jog parts, and others will take it on as an Ultra-Marathon. However you decide to tackle the London 2 Brighton Challenge it will be a definitive, but achievable, test of endurance and determination. In 2012 over 1,500 adventurers took part raising over £1 million for their charities; 2013 will see 3000 take on this uniquely rewarding challenge.
This challenge is more than a one off event - it's a journey you won't forget. It starts with a training regime some months beforehand, through to the anticipation and excitement at the start line, and after a long night on weary limbs, with the Brighton Coast in view, celebrating the overwhelming sense of achievement. It finishes when you've had time to reflect on what that achievement really means to you, and where the next challenge lies. Whether your ambition is to complete the distance in 10 or 30 hours, the year for re-defining personal goals is 2013. The challenge is London to Brighton!
Andrew Jordan is taking part in this event for Astro Brain Tumour Fund:
"Towards the end of 2010 I found out that I had a brain tumour. Before Christmas, I was operated on and a piece of brain the size of a plum (a big juicy plum, not a little one) was removed. A lab analysis revealed it to be a low grade glioma. Before my operation I spent £89.99 on a new pair of running shoes. I didn't want to waste this investment, so I signed up for a 50K trail ultra run in 2011, followed by a 50 miler in 2012. I have now finally bought a new pair of shoes and to celebrate the occasion have entered the London to Brighton 100K run."
Visit Andrew's Just Giving page
Andrew has generously paid the charity registration fee for Astro Brain Tumour Fund. If anybody else would like to take up the challenge, visit
Pilates and Yoga Fundraising Day
1st June 2013
Karin Worthy, whose daughter-in-law has been diagnosed with a brain tumour, is organising a fundraising day at the BoCo Pilates & Yoga studio at 6 Electric Parade, Surbiton, KT6 5NT on Saturday 1st June between 9am - 5pm. Proceeds will be split between Astro Brain Tumour Fund and the Oracle Cancer Trust.
Classes and mini-treatments are in exchange for donations & are open to members & non-members.
09.00 - 10.00 Pilates class - open to all levels.
10.15 - 11.30 Yoga class - open to all levels.
13.00 - 13.20 Talk by Keith Hern; Turning adversity into Opportunity.
14.00 - 17.00 Ten Minute Therapy Tasters - Aromatherapy Massage, Natural Face Lift Massage & Reflexology
Please call 0208 399 3930 to book – spaces are limited!
You are invited to drop in anytime to join in with fundraising activities - lunchtime nibbles and teatime snacks have kindly been donated - see their website www.boco-uk.com
Tough Mudder Challenge
9th June 2013
This is a 10-12 mile assault course involving mud, water, electricity, fire, ice, walking the plank, scaling walls and monkey bars over water and, of course, mud? Jane Bates is taking part for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
“It is a team challenge, not a race and we hope to have a great if not exhausting time doing it. I've been putting in a considerable amount of training (not getting too muddy though just yet) to make sure I'm up for the challenge... I'm getting wet, muddy and exhausted for Astro Brain Tumour Fund because they offer unrivalled support and research”.
Kayleigh Cree and her team are paddling from Bedford to Ely (around 50 miles).
"It will be done in K2's (Very wobbly and needs a lot of practice!!!) I am raising money for Astro Brain Tumour Fund because it's a very good charity and it needs more support. They do a great job and I'm going to get as much money as I can!! We will be paddling 15th and 16th June."
Visit Kayleigh and her team's Just Giving page
Yorkshire Three Peaks
16th June 2013
Lee Melton is taking part in this challenge for Astro Brain Tumour Fund.
"I've been recently diagnosed with a low grade glioma, and wanted to do something positive for a charity that deals with the effects of this condition both for sufferers and their families. I love the outdoors, and wanted to do something that was a challenge to help raise money and awareness for Astro Brain Tumour Fund. Hopefully in time there will be enough money raised that will help lead to a cure for this group of tumours, so please help with whatever you can."
Visit Lee’s Just giving page
Jane & Shervin
Jane Harris and Shervin are getting married on 31st August 2013. They are generously asking their guests to donate to Astro Brain Tumour Fund in lieu of gifts.
Visit their Just Giving page
Norfolk Family Walk 2013
13th October 2013
Christine Forecast, Secretary, Astro Fund, is again organising her Norfolk Family Walk at Holkham Hall, near Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. The date to remember this year is Sunday, 13th October 2013 from 10am to 4pm.
There is a choice of walks – one, three, six or ten miles. All are through the beautiful parkland at Holkham, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing and wildlife abounds. This year the ten mile walk will take you through the quaint seaside town of Well-next-the-Sea.
The one mile walk is aimed at children and has games, with prizes galore, along the way. This walk is suitable for prams and wheelchairs.
Dogs on leads are welcome on the walk. Pay the registration fee of just £5 to cover the cost of organising the event - you are then free to support the brain tumour charity of your choice. Holkham Hall now charge a car park fee which can be refunded by us.
Further details will follow shortly.
Across the Divide
Across the Divide is an event management company providing unique personal and group experiences. ATD has a heritage stretching back over a decade and encompassing a wide range of event and expedition solutions. From fundraising challenges that take participants to the foothills of the Himalayas and Everest Base Camp; to dog sledding across the Arctic Circle.
Rock UK Trailblazers
Since 1998 Trailblazers has been managing successful challenge events to raise funds for charity. Their challenge events are a great way of fundraising as well as providing you the opportunity to enjoy the trip of a lifetime with like minded people, as well as experiencing new cultures and countries. Rock UK Trailblazers is committed to supporting your charity by providing numerous exhilarating fundraising adventures including the iconic Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp, Inca Trail and the Great Wall of China. You can either join one of their challenge events as an individual or with friends to raise money for your charity,