Brainwaves NI is Northern Ireland’s only volunteer led brain tumours research and support charity

Research is fundamental to finding a cure for brain tumour. We have a strong relationship with the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University, Belfast.

Over the last number of years we have provided over £500,000 funding towards that vital research.

Over the last number of years we have provided over £500,000 funding towards that vital research

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    About Us

    Welcome to Brainwaves NI

    Brainwaves NI is Northern Ireland’s only volunteer led brain tumour research and support charity.  We aim to provide support for brain tumour patients, their families, and carers, raise awareness of brain tumours and fund vital research at the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University Belfast, to help find a cure for brain cancer.

    As a registered charity Brainwaves NI has been providing support services to children and adults with brain tumours since 1994.  The charity is managed by an annually elected committee of volunteers dedicated to the belief that together we can make a difference to the lives of those affected by a brain tumour.

    Brainwaves NI is both a research and support charity.  Research is fundamental to finding a cure for brain tumours.  We have a strong relationship with the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen’s University, Belfast. Over the last number of years we have provided over £500,000 funding towards that vital research.

    The startling statistics are that more children and adults under 40 die of a brain tumour than any other cancer.  Yet the national spend on research is around 1%.

    We organise activities which offer social and emotional support.  These activities provide an opportunity for families to come together to share their experiences and support one another.

    We rely totally on donations and encourage you to become a member/supporter to help us help you.

    Latest Post

    Member Story: Laura’s Journey

    Members

    - Member Stories

    • 29th January 2024

    Laura Farry's story is one of resilience, courage, and hope. From her early battles with crippling headaches to her triumphant recovery from a rare brain tumour, Laura's journey is a testament to the power of perseverance.

    What we do

    Fund Research
    Events for members
    Provide Emotional Support

    We rely totally on donations and encourage you to become a member/supporter to help us help you.

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    To stay up-to-date with the latest news and developments from Brainwaves NI, be sure to check out our social medias.

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    Escape, explore, and enjoy! 🌟 At Brainwaves NI, we organise outings to diverse locations in Northern Ireland for our members. From bowling to historical tours

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    🎊🎊🎊 Congratulations to Lauren Monaghan, one of our amazing committee members and a recipient of a Special Award at the British Education Awards. Lauren is

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    Exciting news! Brainwaves NI is now registered with the Fundraising Regulator, ensuring our fundraising practices meet the highest standards. We're committed to transparency, accountability, and

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    🌟 Join us for a momentous occasion! The Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research is hosting their Open Day on February 24th from 10am-1pm,

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    🚗🛍️ Embrace Hope at Our Car Boot Sale! 🌈 Unload the weight of unused items and fill hearts with generosity. Every trinket you part with

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    Who are Brainwaves NI? Northern Ireland's dedicated volunteer-led charity for brain tumour research and support . We're committed to funding vital research, offering unwavering support,

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    🧠 The Reality of Brain Tumours 🌐 Every year, 16,000 are diagnosed in the UK. Sadly, only 12% survive beyond five years. Let's shed light

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    🌟 Share Your Story, Inspire Others 🌟 Every story is a beacon of strength. By sharing your journey, you become a source of inspiration for

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    Get fit, feel fantastic, fight brain tumours! Sign up for a March fitness challenge & conquer your goals while raising funds for a great cause.

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    ⚕️Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) scan ⚕️ This views how blood flows through arteries and veins in the brain. 🩸 They are cheaper and