Why your challenge counts

Last year we came together to Conquer the Climb, raising an extraordinary £38,400 – enough to fund over five months of world-class research into brain tumours. However, we understand that our community need us now more than ever, so we’re back, with a new challenge and ready to conquer again, for everyone affected by a brain tumour!

Our vision is for a world where brain tumours are defeated

Your brain is the most extraordinary part of your body. It's responsible for your ability to move and to communicate. It controls your emotions and stores your memories. It's the part of you that makes you who you are.

Yet 88,000 people are currently living with a brain tumour and the impact can be devastating. Research into brain tumours is woefully underfunded. Survival rates are just 11% and treatments haven't changed in 40 years.

We know progress isn't happening fast enough. We need to do more if we're going to find a cure. And we need to do it now. That's why we're investing in more forward-thinking research, more specialist support services, and passionately lobbying for more urgent change.

We're committed to improving life for everyone affected and to defending the most incredible part of the human body.

Brain tumours strike fast. But we believe that with your continued commitment and support, we can be the generation that stops them – right in their tracks.

We won't stop until we have.


Inspired by former Cabinet Minister, Tessa Jowell, who died a year after she was diagnosed with brain cancer, the Tessa Jowell BRAIN MATRIX is a first-of-its-kind study that will enable doctors to treat brain tumours with drugs that are more targeted than ever before. We are excited to be investing £2.8 million to set the study up, and to drive it into the future. Find out more here.

Please note that although the Matrix Series shares its name with the Tessa Jowell BRAIN MATRIX, all funds raised will go towards our goals of doubling survival and halving the harm.