Big Bandana Bake off at Windermere Information for vital research into brain tumours.
On 12th March, Windermere Information and Mountain Goat will be raising vital funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to fighting this devastating disease. By hosting a big bandana bake-off, at Windermere Information on Victoria Street, staff from Mountain Goat and Windermere Information will be having a huge cake sale on and baking all different types of cakes. All cakes sold will go towards the brain tumour charity.
Kate who is organising the event was inspired to hold the event because she has lost family and friends over this terrible illness. She wanted to host this to raise awareness on brain tumours and see if we as a company can make a difference! And plus, they are all huge cake lovers! So, they are going to be selling cakes on Tuesday 12th March all day!
Kate said: “I am really looking forward to holding the event for such an important cause, we are getting all our staff involved and including our fantastic drivers/guides, I work for such a lovely company and for them to support this is fantastic”
Kate is aiming to raise £500 for The Brain Tumour Charity through the cakes sales alone.
Geraldine Pipping, The Charity’s Director of Fundraising, said: “We are extremely grateful for all the efforts made by our fantastic fundraisers and wish them all the very best.
“Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of the under 40’s and, unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved over the last 40 years.
“We are leading the way in changing this and truly fighting brain tumours on all fronts through our work.
“We receive no government funding and rely 100% on voluntary donations, so it’s only through the efforts of people like Kate that we can change these shocking statistics in the future and bring hope to the thousands of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year.”
About The Brain Tumour Charity
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1150054) and Scotland (SC045081)
We are the Brain Tumour Charity and we understand that when you, or a loved one, is diagnosed with a brain tumour, a cure really can’t wait. Every day 31 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour, yet changes in survival rates have barely improved in 40 years compared with other cancers, investment in research is low and diagnosis is still taking much too long. That’s why we’re working faster and going further to beat brain tumours sooner. A cure can’t wait.
Find out more at: thebraintumourcharity.org
Members of the Association of Medical Research Charities, The Information Standard, The Helplines Partnership and the Fundraising Standards Board
Brain tumours – the facts
- Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.
- Over 11,400 people are diagnosed each year with a primary brain tumour, including 500 children and young people – that’s 31 people every day
- Over 5,000 people lose their lives to a brain tumour each year
- Brain tumours reduce life expectancy by on average 20 years – the highest of any cancer
- Just 19% of adults survive for five years after diagnosis
- Brain tumours are the largest cause of preventable or treatable blindness in children. Childhood brain tumour survivors are 10 times more likely to suffer long term disability than well children. This accounts for 20,000 additional disabled life years for all the children who are diagnosed each year
- Research offers the only real hope of dramatic improvements in the management and treatment of brain tumours. Over £500m is spent on cancer research in the UK every year, yet less than 2% is spent on brain tumours