Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save TonightiTunesAmazon

Eagle-Eye Cherry: Save TonightiTunesAmazon

Harrogate brain tumour research charity targets £1m

Harrogate brain tumour research charity targets £1m

Published by May Norman at 7:42am 7th January 2019.

PPR Foundation aims to raise £1m in 2019 for brain tumour research

  • The PPR Foundation funds four research roles at St James' Hospital
  • Aiming to hit its £1m fundraising target this year
  • So far, the charity is at just under £700,000

A Harrogate brain tumour research charity is hoping to hit its £1m fundraising target this year.

The PPR Foundation raises money and awareness for brain tumour research - with all money donated going towards its work.

Pam Roberts, founder of The PPR Foundation, says:

"Brain Tumours can affect anyone at any stage of their life. 30 brain tumours are diagnosed every day - with over one third of cancers spread to the brain.

"The PPR Foundation aims to make a difference and help eradicate this grossly under-funded, cruel and indiscriminate disease as soon as possible."

The PPR Foundation funds four roles to help with research into brain tumours:

  • Post-doctorate researcher
  • A research nurse
  • A lab technician
  • A PhD Student

All four are based at the Brain Tumour Laboratory at St James' hospital in Leeds and are working on a three-year programme.

Pam set up the charity after losing her husband, Peter, in 2004.

Pam added:

"I looked at an awful lot of statistics and brain tumour research is woefully underfunded. I started off with a £1 from a stranger and we have now raised well over £500,000.

"The PPR Foundation and its volunteers prides themselves that nothing comes out of the charity - every penny given to us for the research project goes into the research project."

For more information on the PPR Foundation, please visit the website.

Do you do advent calendars?
Yes, I have multiple
Yes, I like one with stuff in it like candles or socks
Yes, chocolate yumminess
Yes, but a decorative/picture one
I don't but my kids do
No, it's not for me