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Scarlet’s Story

Scarlet was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer (a pineoblastoma) which spread to her spine in 2011. She underwent emergency surgery followed by radiotherapy but sadly relapsed at the end of March 2012.

Scarlet faced more gruelling cancer treatments but in February 2014 following 3 years of treatments her parents, Kate and Kris were told she was not responding to the chemotherapy. Age 7 Scarlet was given just 2 months to live. 

Scarlet’s dream was to swim with the dolphins, luckily due to the kindness of supporters she was able to fulfil her dream in Dubai. She also visited Disneyland Paris and received VIP treatment at the Disney on Ice show.

Kate added: “We’re so grateful everyone wanted to help Scarlet fulfil her dreams. Scarlet battled every day, but the cancer did a lot of damage. We didn’t want her to suffer any more. I’ve never seen someone with so much bravery, courage and strength. We’re absolutely devastated”

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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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