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Donate Your Birthday


Who Needs presents anyway ? (They're so yesterday!)​

Rather than presents why not ask your freinds to donate to a birthday fundraiser in aid of Joss Searchlight instead.

This can be a really easy thing to organise which you can do through Facebook and Just Giving, or simply use the donation sections of our website.

Joss Searchlight is totally reliant on donations from the public.  Please help us to help those that really need support


Help us find a cure for rare brain tumours and give support today

Asking for donations rather than presents is a really selfless thing to do and very generous

You can do something amazing


We totally depend on donations. Donations enable us to help find a cure for some of the rarest brain tumours

Billy’s Story

Billy is 4 years old and instead of going to school and having fun with his friends, Billy is battling Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG), a terminal brain tumour and the most aggressive childhood cancer. He was diagnosed in October 2023 and given up to 9 months to live.

Claire’s Story

For at least 10 years prior to my non-cancerous brain tumour diagnosis I had been having headaches. As a young teenager I was able to control them with the usual painkillers you can buy over the counter.
“However, my headaches were getting worse and more frequent. I was always feeling very tired.” 

Nash’s Story

Nash sadly died aged just 8 from an aggressive and untreatable brain tumour.
Your gift will enable us to help find a cure for some of the most aggressive and life threatening brain tumours and support families

Work with the community

Join us and feel good to be part of a vibrant team of people striving to help families at the most desperate of times. From arranging sports and social events to raising local awareness

Annabelle’s Story

Annabelle was diagnosed with DIPG (an aggressive brain cancer) in December 2016, she was 3 years old.
The doctors said, ‘There’s no treatment. Even with radiation, she has six to nine months to live. Go home and make memories’”.

Even though cancer affects 1 in 500 children every year in the U.K, things are getting a whole lot better for children with cancer

Fifty Years ago, sadly 60% of children with a cancer diagnosis didn’t make it.  Now the prognosis for most children is looking much better with 80% of children recovering from most cancers. 

We need to get the cure rate up for Brain Tumours – NOW


After years of campaigning, Proton Therapy is now available in U.K

525 x325 What we do

Facing a child’s cancer diagnosis is an incredibly painful thing

Funding, Advice, Information and a friendly ear from Joss Searchlight


Cancer Awareness Month

February, May and September are the most active months in the cancer calendar. It’s the time when we try to raise as much

Founding Trustee on ITV News

Joss Searchlight founder, Dianne Parkes on the partnership between Joss Searchlight and The Brain Tumour Charity. CEO Nigel Parkes said ‘The groundbreaking partnership

Proton Therapy in the U.K

Proton Therapy is an advanced form of radiotherapy that uses a precision high-energy beam of particles to destroy cancer cells.

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