Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Our Exeter team joined Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw to learn more about the invaluable work of a charity that provides free support to patients, families and carers following a brain tumour diagnosis.
Brain Tumour Support offers individualised and specialist information, guidance and emotional support at any point from diagnosis and for as long as it is needed. The charity runs more than 20 support groups across the country, including branches in Exmouth and Truro that work with people across Devon and Cornwall.
At the branch’s most recent meeting earlier in the month Mr Bradshaw was the guest of honour, speaking with attendees and hearing their stories alongside representatives from our Exeter regional team, who also made a £400 donation to the charity.
Mr Bradshaw said: “Brain Tumour Support offers a lifeline to so many brain tumour patients and their families because it offers bespoke support at a time of crisis. The charity gives support to anyone affected by a brain tumour diagnosis, for as long as this support is needed.
“Brain tumours, whether cancerous or non-cancerous, have a devastating effect on a person’s cognitive function, mental health and independence. Demand for the charity’s services is constantly increasing, so donations such as this one from Taylor Wimpey are essential in order for the charity to continue to offer its much-needed support services.”
Melissa Langton, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Exeter, said: “Brain Tumour Support is a much-needed charity that does vital work across Devon and Cornwall, as well as further afield, but it receives no public funding. We are committed to supporting the communities around our developments so we were grateful for the invitation to meet the Exeter branch of the charity and delighted to make a donation to support their work.”
Tina Mitchell Skinner, founder and CEO of Brain Tumour Support, said: “Corporate donations such as this one are extremely important to us and enable us to grow our services. March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month and we hope that other organisations will be inspired to donate to our charity.”