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Welcome to our site: supporting children and young people across Yorkshire & the Humber who have a brain tumour and raising money for brain tumour research, as well as raising brain tumour awareness.
‘Ellie’s Fund – Brain Tumour Trust’ was set up after the death of 14 year old Ellie Othick-Bowmaker. During the 3 years that she fought her own 2 brain tumours, Ellie helped to raise over £25,000. She inspired many people to join in. Ellie’s legacy is the money that is being used to help others. We provide assistance to families who live in Yorkshire and across the Humber and who have a child going through treatment for a brain tumour. We also support families within the Borough of Scarborough (UK) who have a child with any form of cancer. We raise awareness about brain tumours and support established research projects.
More UK children die from a brain tumour than any other cancer.
There are 16 000 new cases of brain tumours each year
33% more patients died in 2007 than in 2001
More children in the UK die from a brain tumour than any other cancer; including leukaemia