Brain Tumour Ireland Events

, ,

Twitter Wear a Hat Day for brain tumours

As part of its yearlong partnership with Brain Tumour Ireland, Twitter Dublin is running a fundraising initiative entitled “Wear a Hat Day” on Friday, 12th of May.

Twitter employees are encouraged to wear a hat to the office on Friday 12th May and promote the initiative with selfies and videos on Twitter using the #WearAHatDay hashtag.

At the end of the day, a fun prize will be given to the Twitter employee with the best hat.

People can donate through the special fundraising page: or donate €4 by texting BTI to 50300 .  100% of your donation goes to Brain Tumour Ireland across most network operators. Some operators apply VAT which means a minimum of €3.25 will go to Brain Tumour Ireland. Service Provider LIKECHARITY. Helpline: 0766805278

By promoting the initiative through Twitter, it’s hoped that the general public will get involved and that they’ll give generously as well.

Lina Stein, Mayo based, Milliner /Tutor and also recent brain tumour survivor, has kindly donated one of her beautiful hats as a prize for the creator of the best hat in the Twitter Dublin office on Friday.
Check out Lina’s website here:


The Twitter / Brain Tumour Ireland partnership came about through James Murphy, a young man from Cork who was diagnosed with a brain tumour last year. After undergoing treatment James is now back at work at his job in procurement for Twitter Dublin.

James received huge support from his employer and colleagues at Twitter Dublin throughout this time and, as part of this, they decided to nominate Brain Tumour Ireland as their charity of the year for 2017.

Speaking in advance of the Twitter Wear a Hat Day, Chair of Brain Tumour Ireland Natasha Smith said, “We are extremely grateful to James Murphy and everyone at Twitter Dublin for choosing us as their charity of the year.

“We first met James last November at our annual fundraising run in Dublin.  Despite recovering from a brain tumour and recent treatment at the time, James and his great group of friends ran 10km in aid of Brain Tumour Ireland!

“James is a really inspirational guy and proof that you can live a good life after a brain tumour diagnosis. We are delighted he is back at work now in Twitter and doing well.

“We hope Twitter’s Wear a Hat Day will help to raise awareness of brain tumours in Ireland and we encourage others to get involved and wear a hat for brain tumours on the 12th May.”

Funds raised will be used to support brain tumour patients in Ireland and to help fund brain tumour research.

Natasha explained “Through our partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, we are helping to fund a badly needed brain tumour biobank for researchers to store and analyse sample tissue.

“Brain Tumour Ireland is also holding a Wellness Day in Cork on Saturday 20th May. This is one of a series of such events we have held to support brain tumour patients and their families.”


, ,

Wellness Day – Cork

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Wellness Day on Saturday, 20th May, in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork.

This free event is open to brain tumour patients as well as family members and carers. In addition to benefiting from the scheduled sessions, previous participants have reported the positives of meeting with other brain tumour patients and sharing experiences and advice.

The event will start at 10am and will finish at approximately 3pm.

Lunch will be provided.

You can register your free place by emailing
(Places are limited).


We have some wonderful sessions planned for the day:
(1)  Mindfulness,
(2) The Herb and Vegetable Garden – Growing for nutritional cooking,
(3) Music Therapy.

The full outline of the day is available here.




Nicola Morey – B.Comm, MBS (HR), Qualified Mindfulness Teacher (MBSR).


Growing for nutritional cooking

Michael Kelly –  writer, and founder of GIY and GROW HQ, Ashoka Fellow, Member TASTE Council of Ireland & Irish Food Writers Guild.


Music Therapy

Jess O’Donoghue – MA Music Therapy UL, BSc Speech & Lang Therapy NUIG.

, ,

Join team Brain Tumour Ireland for the Women’s Mini Marathon!

Join the Brain Tumour Ireland team for the 2017 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon and help fund brain tumour research and support brain tumour patients here in Ireland.

The entry period has been extended to Friday 12th May.

You can enter directly with the event organisers here:

Contact to join the Brain Tumour Ireland team for the day! We will give you the meet up details as well as your free t-shirt. (This can be sent to you in advance if you are not free to meet on race day.)

Check out the helpful training plans and nutrition advice here on the Mini Marathon page:




, ,

Brain Tumour Ireland meets with nurses in Beaumont Hospital’s Centre of Education

Today we spent time with the people from Beaumont Hospital’s Centre of Education, talking to nurses who are taking a neuro-oncology course.

Meeting with nurses in Beaumont’s Centre of Education.

We spoke with them about brain tumours and the specific needs of brain tumour patients and their families.

Natasha Smith (Chair of Brain Tumour Ireland) explained why the charity was formed. She outlined both the work that has been done to date, and our plans for the future.

James Murphy, a brain tumour patient and great supporter of our charity, spoke about his hospital experiences, both negative and positive. He detailed his patient experience from the time of his diagnosis right through to his surgery and treatment.

We are very grateful to Beaumont’s Centre of Education for the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the brain tumour community with this great group of nurses who are seeking to achieve the highest standards in the care they give to brain tumour patients.


Brain Tumour Ireland Remembrance Service

Brain Tumour Ireland is hosting a Remembrance Service on Saturday, 19th of November in Dublin. This event is open to people who have lost a loved one due to a brain tumour.

It is a non-denominational service taking place in the peaceful surroundings of the Wisdom Centre Dublin.

We are fortunate to have the wonderful Padraic Cawley to facilitate. You can learn more about Padraic’s work here.

All participants will have an opportunity, should they wish, to share memories, reflections, poems and music together. We also welcome those who wish to attend and simply listen, it is not compulsory to participate!

Singer and harpist Deirdre Seaver will provide music for the event. Those who attended last year will remember the beautiful music performed by Deirdre on the day. You can learn more about her work here.

Time: 10am with service starting at 10.30am.

Location: The Wisdom Centre, Dublin 8. Please click here for a map showing the location of the venue.

We would love you to join us for tea/coffee and a chat after the service.

To reserve your place please contact

, ,

Dublin Wellness Day

The Dublin Wellness Day will take place in the Wisdom Centre, Dublin 8 on Saturday 10th September.

This free event is open to brain tumour patients as well as family members and carers. In addition to benefiting from the scheduled sessions, previous participants have reported the positives of meeting with other brain tumour patients and sharing experiences and advice.

The event will start at 10.00am and will finish at approximately 3.15pm.

Full details are available here: Wellness Day Dublin 2016

You can register your free place by emailing




, ,

Cork Wellness Day

The Brain Tumour Ireland Cork Wellness Day will take place on Saturday, 7th May in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork.

This is a chance for our friends in the brain tumour community to take some time out to focus on themselves and their well-being.

The day will feature mindfulness, art therapy and a nutrition session.

Full information about the event can be found here.

If you wish to attend, please register your interest by emailing


, ,

Volunteer Information Event and Launch of Strategic Plan


Volunteer Information Day and Launch of Strategic Plan

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Volunteer Information event to coincide with the launch of our Strategic Plan.

You can read the plan in full here.

 This is a chance for our friends and supporters to learn about Brain Tumour Ireland’s plans for the coming years and find out how you can get involved if you wish to do so.

Please note there is no requirement to commit to any involvement! You are more than welcome to attend this event if you simply wish to hear about our plans and/or suggest ideas.


We are extremely grateful to the Westbury Hotel for giving us complimentary use of their meeting room for this event.


When: Saturday, 23rd April 12-2pm

Where: The Westbury Hotel, Dublin 2.

Register your place by emailing



, ,

Join our team for the Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

Women’s Mini Marathon 2016

This year’s VHI Women’s Mini Marathon, takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 6th June 2016 at 2.00pm.

Please get in touch with us ( if you would like to run, jog or walk with the Brain Tumour Ireland team!

We can send you Brain Tumour Ireland t-shirts and we can also provide official sponsorship cards if you need.

The Brain Tumour Ireland team will get together on the day of the race and provide storage for your bags and some well deserved light refreshments after the race! We will meet in the Garden area of D2, Harcourt St Dublin. Drop in anytime from 11am.

All the race information you need can be found here.


, , ,

Brain Tumour Ireland 10K & 5K Run Fundraiser

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland run / walk event to fundraise for our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families, takes place on Sunday, 1st November in Corkagh Park Dublin.

This event forms part of  “Walk Around the World for Brain Tumours”, a project co-coordinated by the International Brain Tumour Alliance (IBTA). We will donate the mileage covered in Corkagh Park 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, come join us in Corkagh Park! See further information below:

When: Sunday, 1st November 2015

Where:  Corkagh Park, Clondalkin,  Dublin 22

Start time:   11:00am

Meet:  Car Park at St. John’s Grove entrance off Fonthill Road South (main entrance to Corkagh Park). Accessible by bus 68 or 69 from Aston Quay to Clondalkin.

Sign in & t-shirt pick up:  9.30 – 10.15am

Registration is available here or you can register on the day at Corkagh Park between 9.30 – 10.15am

  • 10k timed run €20 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k timed run €15 (Free technical race t-shirt with timing chip)
  • 5k untimed run & walk €10 (Free t-shirt)


  • Bag/key drop off point
  • Toilets
  • Parking