Brain Tumour Ireland News

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Music Therapy Series

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a series of music therapy classes online for brain tumour patients, their family members and carers.

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

The sessions incorporate guided music relaxation and allow time to switch off and focus on your wellbeing.

The next session takes place on Friday, 25th September at 12pm.

Please contact info@braintumourireland.com to register your interest and we will send you on the login details.

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Win a Philip Treacy Hat

You could attend the Galway Races Virtual Ladies Day (30th July) in style this year by winning this beautiful hat kindly donated to Brain Tumour Ireland by Galway native and world renowned milliner Philip Treacy.
We are running an online raffle and you can enter here. 
Each ticket costs €10 and you will be allocated one ticket number per entry.
The winning number will be chosen by an online random selector on Friday 24th July. The winner will be notified by email and we will contact you to make delivery arrangements. To be notified by phone, please include your phone number when donating.
Good Luck!
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Caring for Carers- Coffee Morning and Information Session (via Zoom)

 

Caring for carers is so important, especially at this time.

We hope you can join our zoom coffee morning and information session on Saturday 20th June @ 11am, which is open to family, friends and carers of brain tumour patients.

Register for this free event by emailing sandra@braintumourireland.com and we will send out your Coffee Morning Gift Box ahead of the event.

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International Survey – “COVID-19: the brain tumour patient and caregiver experience”

The International Brain Tumour Alliance and the US Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) are conducting an international survey “COVID-19: the brain tumour patient and caregiver experience”.

The survey closes on 30 April 2020.

Click here to take part.

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Coronavirus (COVID-2019)

Do you need information or support? Maybe even just a chat?

We are here.

We know that this is a very challenging time for people living with brain tumours, particularly anyone receiving a new diagnosis. We want to continue to support you, your families and/or carers.

What is the most difficult aspect of COVID-19 for you at the moment? Is there any way that burden can be eased for you?

Contact us at info@braintumourireland.com or by calling 085 7219000. The phone is manned Monday – Thursday but if you do not get us immediately you can leave a message and we will get back to you.

Together we will get through this challenging time.

 

See here for our dedicated COVID-19 advice page.

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Important notice for the brain tumour community in Ireland

An important public notice was placed in newspapers by Beaumont Hospital this weekend.

If you or an adult family member were treated for a brain tumour at Beaumont Hospital between 29 November 1987 and 7 August 2018 you should consult this website here.

The website describes a study being conducted by Beaumont Hospital and it explains how you or your family member can be excluded from the research if you so choose.

All queries in relation to the study can be directed to btis@beaumont.ie or by calling 017977726.

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VHI WOMEN’S MINI MARATHON 2020 – JOIN TEAM BTI!

UPDATE: Unfortunately due to the evolving situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the organisers of the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon have had to postpone this year’s race. We commend the organisers in this decision.

We hope you will be able to join team BTI for this great event whenever it is rearranged! 

 

Join team BTI for the 2020 VHI Women’s Mini Marathon!

This year’s event takes place on SUNDAY 31st May at 2pm.

We will be in D2 Bar, Harcourt St on the day to mind your bags and provide some well-deserved post-race refreshments and nibbles!

By joining the Brain Tumour Ireland team you will be helping to fund brain tumour research as well as our work in supporting brain tumour patients and their families.

It’s easy to sign up! Follow the simple three step process here: https://braintumourireland.com/vhi-womens-mini-marathon/

Help us to make this the biggest BTI team yet for the Women’s Mini Marathon!

 

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Brain Tumour Ireland Family Day at Barretstown Camp!

Brain Tumour Ireland is holding a Family Day at Barretstown Camp, Co. Kildare!

It takes place on Sunday, 1st December, 2019, with registration at 10am.

This is a free event for children who have been affected by a brain tumour, as well as their siblings, parents and grandparents.

We hope you will join us for a day of carefree fun for all. Activities include Christmas decoration making and general arts and crafts; baking; archery; the climbing wall; the zipline; crazy golf; lego and lots of other fun games!

Pre- registration is essential. Please contact fiona@braintumourireland.com to book a place for your family.

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Remembrance Service 2019

The annual Brain Tumour Ireland remembrance service will take place on Sunday 24th November @ 3pm in the Wisdom Centre 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.

Please click here for a map of the venue. It can be accessed from Ormond Street, which is just off Cork Street, in Dublin 8.

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!

Facilitators: 

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

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.

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

 

RSVP: If you wish to attend please rsvp to Fiona by emailing info@braintumourireland.com