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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:

Treasurer Mary Burton
Tel.01485 52 52 79

Linda Rickford
Tel.0208 405 88 53

to have an informal chat with no obligation.

You could also join the Low Grade Support Group Facebook page. This is a closed group for low-grade patients and their families.  Apply to join the group and you will be contacted by the administrator, Linda. Please make sure your Facebook/Messenger settings are such that you can receive a message from her.

Football Tournament & Raffle
1st June 2019

Footbal TournamentMark and Neil Blatherwaite are organising a Football Tournament and raffle in Newcastle on 1st June.

“Neil writes: We are organising a fundraising 5-a-side football tournament and raffle in Newcastle on Saturday 1st June, in memory of my wife, Catherine who died of a brain tumour last October. All money raised will go to Astro Brain Tumour Fund. I will be playing in a walking football team, and our sons are playing in ordinary teams. If anyone (male or female) is interested in joining one of the teams please contact me”.

Please let us know if you are interested and we will pass on your details to Neil or Mark.


Ailsa Is Jumping Out Of A Plane!

Ailsa Austin is taking part in this challenge on 11th May, 2019, supporting Astro Brain Tumour Fund. She writes:

Ailsa Austin"Some of you may already know my beautiful daughter Grace was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2006. Since then she’s had two operations, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, one son and another child on the way. I’m so proud of her incredible journey so far that wanted to do something special & slightly crazy, so at the grand ol’ age of 61, I’m jumping out of a plane!!! (attached to a nice young man... I’m hoping!)"
Visit Ailsa's Just Giving page


Tea Dance
Saturday, 13th April 2019

Tea DanceCome and enjoy a delicious tea with live music by David Young (dancing optional!) in Holme-next-the-Sea Village Hall, Norfolk at 4.30pm.  Tickets £10. 

Please book in advance by phoning Mary on 01485 525279,

Running Events

Have you ever considered taking part in a run?  There are events all over the country and may be one to suit you!

Why not challenge yourself and at the same time raise money for Astro Brain Tumour Fund – go to our Donate page and follow links to Just Giving, Virgin Money Giving or Just Donate and open a fundraising page for your friends and family to sponsor you!

Go to  for a full list of events, mainly in the north of the country.

Rod BarrettReading Half Marathon
Sunday 17th March 2019
Norwich Half Marathon
Sunday 7th April 2019

Rod Barrett plans to run in both these races in memory of his niece Gemma Barrett, proudly wearing in Astro shirt.  He has been training hard in spite of niggling injuries.

Norfolk Family Walk 2019

The Thirteenth Norfolk Family Walk is being held at the Holkham Hall Estate, near Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, on Sunday 6th October 2019 from 10 am to 4pm.

Family WalkThis popular walk, which is in aid of brain tumour research and support, has a choice of distances – one, three, six or ten miles – to suit all ages and abilities. All are through the beautiful parkland, beside the lake and through the woods where deer can be seen grazing.   There are no hills to climb on any of the walks and dogs on leads are welcome.

Go to Norfolk Family Walk for full details.


Karen Warne is holding a fundraising raffle for a crochet blanket.

Blanket“The creation of this blanket has been inspired by two different
journeys. The idea came from thinking of a way to motivate and personalise my own weight loss journey whilst raising money for a worthwhile charity.

I've always loved crochet so the rules are, for every half pound lost I get to crochet a row, 2 rows form a stripe, therefore every stripe equals one pound lost.  To date (Feb 2018) I have crocheted 70 stripes (70lbs lost), leaving me a further 22lbs to go in order to complete the blanket. 

My inspiration came from my daughters’ own personal journey who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2015, aged 23 years.”

Visit Karen’s Just Giving page