BECG sponsored its charity partner The Brain Tumour Charity at a Westminster reception last week, to support the charity’s work and its goal to double the survival rate and halve the harm that brain tumours cause.
The Brain Tumour Charity, BECG and Lord Andrew Adonis hosted almost 200 people at the reception, held in the House of Commons’ Terrace Pavilion on Wednesday, including those directly affected, carers, parents, activists, clinicians and researchers, as well as a number of high-profile politicians.
Guests heard from several speakers, all of whom had been impacted by brain tumours, including Sarah Jones MP, a personal friend of Dame Tessa Jowell who lost her battle with a tumour earlier this year. Dame Tessa’s daughter, Jess Mills, also spoke about her mother, and the work that the charity is undertaking in order to fund and expedite research into possible treatments.
Guests also heard from Colin Watts, Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program, about a new clinical trial for brain tumour patients, the Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX and the opportunity that it has to change the brain cancer landscape.
The charity, which BECG selected as a partner earlier this year, is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, by funding pioneering research to increase survival rates, raising awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and providing support for everyone affected to improve their quality of life.
BECG Chief Executive Stephen Pomeroy said: “The work The Brain Tumour Charity undertakes is invaluable to people affected by brain tumours, and we are very proud to be working with them as a charity partner and join them for this Parliamentary event.
“The charity is supporting a range of crucial initiatives, including the pioneering BRAIN MATRIX project, and we are delighted to support them in their work.”
Sarah Lindsell, CEO of The Brain Tumour Charity, said: “We are immensely grateful to BECG for all their support as our charity partner.
“It was a pleasure to have members of the team alongside us as we celebrated our achievements since our strategy launch and reaffirmed our commitment to our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm caused by brain tumours.
“We’re determined to accelerate change for everyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, so that families are spared the devastation caused by this disease.
“But we can’t do it alone. Together with supporters like the team at BECG, we can move further and faster towards a cure for brain tumours.”
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Jack Morris, Chair of Trustees, Brain Tumour Charity
Colin Watts, Professor of Neurosurgery and Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Program
Sarah Jones MP, Member of Parliament for Croydon Central
Stephen Pomeroy, CEO of BECG
Sarah Lindsell, CEO Brain Tumour Charity
Matthew Mills, son of Dame Tessa Jowell
Jess Mills, daughter of Dame Tessa Jowell