The Wight Brainy Bunch

The Wight Brainy Bunch is a small charity on the Isle of Wight providing a support network
and financial assistance to local families affected by Brain Tumours.

Raising Funds For Brain Tumour Research

The Wight Brainy Bunch was set up by Mark Grimes and his wife Kathryn, from the Isle of Wight, following Marks diagnosis of a brain tumour in February 2015.

Realising that very little funding is received for research into brain tumours; following his surgery in April 2015, they embarked on a series of fund-raising events to benefit the Brain Tumour Charity and The Fire Fighters Charity, who supported Mark, as a serving fire fighter and his family through his recuperation, raising in excess of £10,000 for these two charities.

Since then, the charity has moved forward, and in addition to raising funds for research into brain tumours, has for the past two years also raised funds for Smile4Wessex (The Wessex Neurological Centre in Southampton), where Mark underwent his craniotomy. As well as a monthly support group, they also supply a support network and funding to assist families on the Isle of Wight who have been affected by brain tumours… something which they found through their own experience was distinctly lacking on the Island.

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