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Work with the community

Volunteers form the back bone of our charity.
We’re small and flexible and we appreciate the greatest gift of all is the gift of time.

Joss Searchlight is a national charity supporting research into some of the worlds rarest and hardest to treat brain tumours.We also help support those families of children at these tough times.

Some brain cancers are the deadliest of all cancers.  Children are frequently robbed of their mobility, co-ordination, eyesight, speech and even the ability to swallow.

Join us and feel good to be part of a vibrant team of people striving to help families at the most desperate of times.

There are lots of opportunities to meet new people, increase your confidence and gain new skills and experience for your CV.  

With your help we can strive to find treatments and cures for difficult to treat brain tumours 


Using your own personal experience of a young family member having a brain tumour is a fantastic way that you can help from the comfort of your arm chair. You could be writing about how it affected the family, the issues faced and how the community helped (or not). Or you could create a presentation that we could film to help others.


Featuring in one our It’s Good To Talk films is a great way to get our message across to other families is really easy to do and needn’t take too much time. We can’t promise to make you a movie star but can promise that we will be respectful of your experience and present the films in a way that you are comfortable with and that helps other young people and their families.


Using your own local knowledge of businesses and support groups to build great connections is a wonderful way to help us fundraise. Whether big or small, researching and identifying fundraising opportunities in your area is a great way to help us. Many companies choose to have a Charity of the Year that much of their fundraising efforts goes to. These same companies often give to charity as a way of reducing their corporation tax liability. Establishing when a charity of the year partnership is about to expire and promoting Joss Searchlight as their new Charity of the Year to local companies will not only help to fundraise but also to raise vital awareness with the employees


If you’re under 18 and have either had a brain tumour or still being treated, we’d love to hear from you. Something as simple as sending us a video diary of your experiences (from your phone) would be a good way to communicate a story to others facing the same journey as you.


Building a team of volunteers
Our Christmas donation envelope distribution needs collectors and we will need someone to build and manage a team.


Promoting Joss Searchlight on Social Media is really valuable to us. Getting a conversation started and helping it carry on is vital to raising awareness. Help remember the children who are no longer with us and honour luminaries working toward a cure and better quality of life for those families who are living with these cruel child cancers.

Cancer Awareness Months


February 15, 2022 - International Childhood Cancer Day

Glioblastoma Awareness Day (GBM Day) takes place each year on the third Wednesday of July


International Brain Tumour Awareness Month “Go Gray in May” #BTAM

10th May Ependymoma Awareness Day

17th May: DIPG awareness day #DefeatDIPG


International Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. “Go Gold”

30th September : Rare Cancer Day #RareCancerDay


Help Joss Searchlight give support to families and find a cure for rare brain tumours

we'd love to be friends

We promise not to inundate you with emails or messages – that’s not our style.

But when it’s really important, like a piece of research that you’re funding is getting results, it would be great to let you know.

And we will never pass on your details – guaranteed

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