Brain Tumour Ireland News

Join us for Family Fun with Barretstown!
We at Brain Tumour Ireland are thrilled to be hosting this fun-filled online event with the great people at Barretstown again this year.
This is a free event for children affected by a brain tumour and their siblings. It takes place on Sunday 5th December 2021 from 10am – 11.30am.
To register places at this event please email info@braintumourireland.com by Thursday 25th November. Please include the number of children attending the event along with their names and ages.

Our annual Remembrance Service will take place online this year on Sunday, 28th of November at 4.30pm.

 

It is a non-denominational service for people who have lost a loved one due to a brain tumour.

 

To join us for this online service please contact info@braintumourireland.com. In order to receive your special remembrance gift pack in the post on time, please register by 22nd of November latest.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Wear A Hat Day 2021!

 


It was great to see so many hat selfies being shared online on Wear A Hat Day. Here is a sample of the fantastic hats. For more, check out our social media.

 

Thank you to everyone who donated to our working in supporting brain tumour patients and their families. You can still donate €4 by texting BTI to 50300, or for more ways to donate, please see here.

 


 

 

Congratulations to our #WearAHatDay winners! Winner of the beautiful Lina Stein hat for overall best selfie and for being a great advocate for the brain tumour community is @worth_fighting4. Additional prizes for these other great hat pics go to @dmuid, @naionra_na_nog, @alannahandpolly and @therailwaybarbundoran. Thanks to everyone for taking part and helping to raise awareness and funds on #WearAHatDay. Huge thanks also to Lina Stein for judging the competition as well as all her wonderful support this week, including the generous donation of this beautiful hat, and the fantastic fascinator workshop for some of our front line heroes!



We are also delighted to announce the winners of our #HatsOffHeroes campaign.
The three heroes (names drawn from a hat) win a €250 voucher for Ireland’s Blue Book. 
The three people who have nominated their heroes also each win a €100 voucher from Press Up Entertainment Group.
Thanks to everyone who nominated their heroes this #BrainTumourAwarenessWeek. We were delighted to be able to highlight the valuable contributions of the every day heroes who support the brain tumour community in Ireland.



We would like to say a massive thank you to milliner Lina Stein for being our official milliner for the 2021 Brain Tumour Awareness Week. We are so grateful to Lina for judging the hat competition and the generous donation of a beautiful hat as a prize. Lina was also extremely generous in giving a fantastic fascinator making workshop for some of our front line heroes! Learn more about Lina’s work here.

Brain Tumour Awareness Week 2021 takes place from Saturday 30th October – Saturday 6th November.

 

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The annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families, takes place VIRTUALLY again in 2021!
To take part, just sign up here and then you can walk, jog or run 5km or 10km anytime of your choosing between Sunday November 7th & Sunday November 14th.

Entries cost €20 and we have a beautiful finisher’s medal for you as a souvenir of the event.

Our event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-ordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). https://theibta.org/awareness-raising/#one  We will donate the mileage covered to the IBTA’s “World Walk” target of circling the earth to raise awareness of brain tumours globally.

To help contribute to the mileage and donate to the work of Brain Tumour Ireland, we hope you will join us for this year’s virtual event!

 

A new Brain Tumour Ireland Family Support Group has been established for the family members and carers of people with brain tumours.

The next meeting takes place online on Wednesday 17th November at 7.30pm.

The group is free to attend. To register your place, please contact info@braintumourireland.com.

 

Dublin City University’s School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health is collaborating with Children in Hospital Ireland on a study to identify parents’ experiences of restricted visiting during their child’s hospital admission during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

They are aiming to understand parental experiences of restricted visiting during their child’s (0-18 years) hospitalisation at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic in Ireland, and to understand the impact these restrictions had on the parents themselves, on their child who was hospitalised and on their extended family (including siblings).

We encourage any families who might have been impacted during the Covid-19 Pandemic to take this short survey.  It will take 10-15 minutes to complete and you can access it here.

 

National Carers’ Week event via Zoom

 

Join us for an online coffee morning and information session on Saturday 12th June @ 11am, aimed at the family, friends and carers of brain tumour patients.

As part of National Carers’ Week 2021 we are holding our annual event to show appreciation for all the work undertaken by the many wonderful carers in the brain tumour community.

The event will feature talks from Niamh Connolly, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist; and Marian Mahon, who has a wealth of experience in the area of carers’ rights, having spent many years working for Family Carers Ireland.

Register for this free event by emailing info@braintumourireland.com and we will send out your Coffee Morning Gift Box (please register by June 3rd to receive it ahead of the event).

Brain Tumour Ireland is hosting an Easter Break fun session with @barretstown_camp on Thursday 8th April from 11.30am -12.30pm.

This is a fun event for children who have been affected by brain tumours. Siblings are welcome too.

Activities will include “costume creations” and “sound effects”.

The event is free and all you need to do is register your place by emailing info@braintumourireland.com and we will send you the details.

We hope you will join us for a fun hour of games and activities!

This series is for brain tumour patients, their family members and carers and incorporates guided music relaxation, allowing you time to switch off and focus on your wellbeing.

 
Thank you to the wonderful Jess O’Donoghue for the gift of her time and talents to this series, which is free of charge to participants.

Email info@braintumourireland.com to find out more and be part of our next session which takes place on Saturday 13th November at 10am.