Meet up for children with a brain tumour and their carers

Do you look after a child who has a brain tumour or has survived one? Join us at the first Meet Up for carers of children with a brain tumour.

A parent who would like to meet more carers of children with a brain tumour told us: “I find it very reassuring to meet with others whose children have had brain tumours with whom I meet and share ideas/support

We know you have a really difficult job. Looking after a child with a brain tumour is like nothing else. We know how isolating it can feel, and tiresome it gets holding everything together for the family. So we’d love you to take this opportunity to meet others whose lives have been similarly touched by a brain tumour. You can meet other parents and carers and offer mutual support, share experiences and ideas over pizza, on us.

We know from experience that carers value the opportunity to chat in an informal, non-clinical setting:

It was so great to meet people affected like us and be able to share experiences. I hope we helped others a bit - it certainly helped us - thank you! (Carer, 2012)


It was relaxed and informal, which after all the clinical formal stuff we’ve all been through makes a nice change.
(Patient, 2011)

It would be lovely if your child could join us too for what will be a supportive, enjoyable and informative afternoon.

If you’ve any questions, email [masked] or call brainstrust on[masked]
Please RSVP so we can make sure there’s plenty of pizza to go round!

We hope to see you and your children there
Meg and the brainstrust team x

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  • EMMA V.

    Hi Meg, thank you so much for organising such a great event, we really enjoyed it. Milly, as you saw, loves meeting new people and she had a great time! It was good to share experiences with a group of people who know exactly what you're talking about! We would love to attend any future events. Hope to see everyone again soon. Emma Vaughan x

    February 12, 2013

  • Lorraine P.

    Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon. It's very rare to sit amoungst other families who can relate to the challenges that we are facing with our children. We found it really beneficial. My eldest son made a new friendship with one of other children as they had a lot in common and will hopefully keep in touch. It helped him to feel included and involved which is sometimes very difficult when his brother has had and continues to have a lot of attention. The magician was great! Thanks again x

    February 12, 2013

  • Meg H.

    A great afternoon - inspiring to meet some truly amazing families. The magician was super - not sure who liked him most, the adult's table or the children's?! Thank you to all who came x

    February 12, 2013

  • EMMA V.

    Hi, my mum might like to join us too, is that ok?? X

    February 7, 2013

    • Helen

      Sorry - posted in the wrong box! The more the merrier.

      1 · February 8, 2013

  • Helen

    Of course! The more the merrier!

    1 · February 8, 2013

  • Elton R.

    I have just put it on our Facebook page (Friends of O.S.C.A.R) to see whether any of our families are interested.

    Look forward to seeing you all on Sunday

    February 5, 2013

    • Meg H.

      Thanks so much, Elton! The more people, the more valuable and useful it will be, so thank you! Looking forward to seeing you x

      February 7, 2013

  • Meg H.

    Very excited to let you know that we have a magician coming along! A little entertainment for adults and children :)

    1 · February 4, 2013

  • Maggie F.

    Hello, will be there with my two boys Louie and Bryn.

    January 30, 2013

  • Elton R.

    Looking forward to bringing my family

    January 13, 2013

  • EMMA V.

    Hi, myself, husband and daughter would love to come

    January 11, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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