National organisation The Brain Tumour Charity is inviting schools across the West Midlands to ‘Say Goodnight to Brain Tumours’ as part of a campaign designed to raise awareness and funds.
Aimed at young fundraisers across the region, ‘Say Goodnight to Brain Tumours’ asks pupils to donate £1 and wear their pyjamas or onesie to school in order to raise money to fund research into the biggest cancer killer of children across the UK.
The Brain Tumour Charity, has had a strong presence in the region since 2000, with the chair of trustees Andy Foote hailing from Solihull.
Andy Foote, chair of the Brain Tumour Charity and father of Joseph Foote who sadly passed away from a brain tumour in 2007, said: “A child dies of a brain tumour every three days yet less than 2% of cancer research spending goes on brain tumours. We thought that ‘Say Goodnight to Brain Tumours’ would be a good way to raise awareness of the work of The Brain Tumour Charity and educate youngsters while keeping the mood light.
“We’re also looking for Champion Schools to become more involved with the charity, helping to raise awareness of the symptoms of brain tumours in children. If you know a school that might be interested, please get in touch.”
The campaign has also partnered with character nightwear provider Aykroyds, who will donate a pair of pyjamas as a raffle prize to every school taking part. Schools currently involved with the campaign have also chosen to pair wearing nightwear with bed-time story reading and teddy bear’s picnics, both of which have proven extremely popular.
As the leading brain tumour charity in the UK, The Brain Tumour Charity is dedicated to funding world class research and providing support and information to everyone affected. For more information about The Brain Tumour Charity, or to request an information pack for your school, please visit www.thebraintumourcharity.org or call 0121 744 1444.