Brayleigh was a sparkling, energetic, happy 7 year old. She brought unforgettable joy to her family and friends with her fun, sweet, caring, and kind heart along with her great sense of humour (she was very smart as well as funny!) mixed with a little bit of sass and rambunctiousness.

She loved gymnastics, unicorns, buttered noodles, donuts in bed, her bike, animals, chocolate ice cream with M&M’s and sprinkles, going to the beach and being in the water, and moped rides with her dad and brothers. Most of all Brayleigh loved her family and adored her older brothers, always following right behind them.

Brayleigh’s mum Christine said “Brayleigh was Everything…She was a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, granddaughter and a friend. She DIPG an aggressive brain cancer valiantly battled for eight months before gaining her sparkly teal angel wings. Her whole life, she was applauded for her positive attitude and outlook on life, and she never let DIPG steal that from her. Her heart overflowed with kindness, and she set an example for all of us. She was the strongest little girl and fought hard all the way up to her last breath”

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A gift of just £10 could help give support to a family who are struggling with a new diagnosis


A gift of  £25 per month could pay for a days pioneering research into rare brain tumours 


A gift of £50 could fund research into devastating brain tumours in a clinical trial 

DIPG brain tumours are currently an incurable and devastating cancer.

DIPG robs a child of their hearing, sight, movement, the ability to swallow and eventually their breathing. 

It’s only with your help that research into this devastating cancer is possible.

Joss Searchlight are funding vital research into the most life-threatening brain tumours. Please be part of our journey.


Along with providing financial grants to help families struggling with the expenses of having a child with cancer we also provide life changing support.

Support Workers who advise, visit and support families with compassion are an essential part of Joss Searchlight.

Family support is in our DNA, as the founding trustees know what an important part compassionate support played in helping them during their son’s illness and after his sad death.

We can’t fund research and we can’t support families without you. 


At Joss Searchlight we totally depend on donations. Donations enable us to fund vital brain tumour research, to find a cure for some of the rarest brain tumours, to campaign for better treatments and support families on their cancer journey when they need it most.

Research organisations need funding stability, they need to know that they have enough money coming in every month to allow them to do their incredibly important work. We need to pledge a certain amount of funding every year to make sure they’re able to do everything they can to find cures and treatment programmes for some of the hardest-to-treat brain tumours.

Children should enjoy their childhood
Not spend their lives fighting cancer

Help us find a cure for rare brain tumours. Give your support today

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