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Still chance to join our Wednesday Workout
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Still chance to join our Wednesday Workout
What better way to keep active than joining our FREE lunchtime workout?
Tue 26 May
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Lunchtime Workout this Wednesday
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Lunchtime Workout this Wednesday
Join us for a lunchtime workout and feel good fun with Kate!
Sat 23 May
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Friday Fun Quiz
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Friday Fun Quiz
New look fun quiz for some #FridayFun
Fri 22 May
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Liam
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Liam's Story
YBTC offer patient grants to support people across Yorkshire.
Here, Liam tells us his story.
Thu 21 May
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Dawn
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Dawn's Blondies and Brownies

Brownie or Blondie – which will you choose?

Tue 19 May
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Never Give Up
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Never Give Up
Martin, Moorman, Headteacher at Ravenscliffe High School & Sports College, launched a new fundraising campaign on Friday "Never Give Up" #NGU
Tue 19 May
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Ruth
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Ruth's Story
Our Trustee, Ruth, tells her story and why she supports YBTC.
Mon 18 May
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15 things you can do to keep busy while shielding
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15 things you can do to keep busy while shielding

If you’re living with a brain tumour in Yorkshire, or are living with someone who is, you may have been urged to shield in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19). This means it might have been over seven weeks since you left your house for anything other than hospital appointments.

Mon 18 May
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#FridayFun Quiz - Yorkshire Themed!
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#FridayFun Quiz - Yorkshire Themed!
Our new #FunFriday Quiz is available with a Yorkshire theme this week for some fun! 10 general knowledge questions to answer.
Fri 15 May
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Martin
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Martin's Green Jumper Day #NGU
Several people have asked me, what is ‘Green Jumper Day?’

I hope they didn’t expend too much time and energy searching via Google. I strongly suspect that if they did, it would have rendered them just as clueless as they were before they searched.


Thu 14 May
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Accessing food and essential supplies
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Accessing food and essential supplies
Accessing food and essential supplies whilst keeping your money safe.
Mon 11 May
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Friday Quiz - 8th May VE Day Special
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Friday Quiz - 8th May VE Day Special
Our new #FunFriday Quiz is available with a VE Day twist this week for some bank holiday fun! 10 general knowledge questions to answer.

Fri 08 May
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Dawn
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Dawn's Zesty Lemon Cake Recipe
Here's a fab new recipe from our cake ambassador Dawn to have a go at during lockdown. It's super easy to follow and really yummy!
Fri 08 May
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Keeping active
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Keeping active
Keeping Active

It is so much harder than usual to keep active during the current lockdown and we wanted to share a couple of ways you can do something whilst safely at home!











We have something for everyone:


Every Saturday at 9am Kate will be running a live cycling session from our Facebook & Instagram @YorkshireBTC 
So get on your static bike for some cycling fun!

From 10th May:

Every Monday at 6-6.45pm Kate will be running an Upper Body class live on Facebook. To access you just need to like the facebook page @uniquefitnessandlifestyle (they are part of Bradford University)

Every Wednesday at 8-8.45am Kate will be running a Glutes and Core class live on Facebook. To access you just need to like the facebook page @uniquefitnessandlifestyle (they are part of Bradford University)

Every Friday at 8-8.45am Kate will be running a Fat Blast class live on Facebook. To access you just need to like the facebook page @uniquefitnessandlifestyle (they are part of Bradford University)
Thu 07 May
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Read Gary
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Read Gary's Story

I’m Gary Fordham (43 years old next week). I live with my 12-year-old son, Hayden, in Low Moor Bradford. We are both Leeds United season ticket holders.

Sun 03 May
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We are still here for you
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We are still here for you
We are here to offer you financial, emotional and practical support. We know that during the current pandemic support is needed more than ever.
Sun 03 May
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Trevor Cherry - our patron and friend
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Trevor Cherry - our patron and friend
We are very sad that our wonderful patron, Trevor Cherry, has passed away.
Fri 01 May
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Friday Quiz - 1st May!
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Friday Quiz - 1st May!
Our new #FunFriday Quiz is available. 10 general knowledge questions to answer.

Fri 01 May
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Dawn’s Recipe for cookies
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Dawn’s Recipe for cookies

Here's a fab new recipe for you to have a go at during lockdown. It's super easy to follow and really yummy!

Wed 29 April
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News from One Community Foundation
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News from One Community Foundation
We received some great news last week regarding funding we had applied for to help us during these strange times.
Wed 29 April
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We've been awarded National Lottery Funding

We’re thrilled to share that Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Fund.

Wed 29 April
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Huge THANK YOU
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Huge THANK YOU
A huge thank you to EVERYONE who took part in the #TwoPointSixChallenge yesterday and all those who supported them too, you are all amazing!
Mon 27 April
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A message to our runners
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A message to our runners
A message for all our London Marathon, and other event runners, who have had their events postponed or cancelled this year.
Sat 25 April
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Zoomtastic!
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Zoomtastic!
Our supporter Kate is undertaking a full day of challenges tomorrow as part of her #twopointsixchallenge.

One of her challenges is to have a zoom call with 26 people at 4pm (Sunday 26th April). Can you help?

Get involved or donate here: Donate to The 2.6 Challenge
Sat 25 April
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#Friday Fun Quiz 2.6 Challenge
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#Friday Fun Quiz 2.6 Challenge
We have a new #FridayFun Quiz for you today.

Set by our supporter Kate as part of her 2.6 Challenge, there are 26 general knowledge questions this week to challenge and entertain you.
Fri 24 April
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We’re taking part in the 2.6 challenge!
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We’re taking part in the 2.6 challenge!
The Covid-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on UK charities leading to an estimated loss of £4 billion for the sector. We’ve teamed up with nationwide fundraising campaign The 2.6 challenge to help save the UK’s charities. 


Donate to The 2.6 Challenge
Thu 23 April
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Ey Up let’s have some fun!
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Ey Up let’s have some fun!
Today is  #NationalJellyBeanDay! So what better time than to have some fun at home with jelly beans.
Wed 22 April
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Stop Press - Challenge Events Update
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Stop Press - Challenge Events Update

We know how difficult it can be to concentrate on your training with all the uncertainty at the moment, so here's the latest news on all our challenge events, straight from the organisers.

Wed 22 April
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Shop whilst you support!
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Shop whilst you support!
Our volunteer Diane, discovered a great way to support YBTC whilst doing her shopping online recently.
Tue 21 April
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Send an e-card to those you love
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Send an e-card to those you love
Through our partner Don't Send Me A Card, you can reach out to loved ones.
Mon 20 April
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Friday Fun Quiz - Week 2
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Friday Fun Quiz - Week 2
Are you Quiz ready?

Every Friday we will be setting a new #FridayFun quiz for you!
Fri 17 April
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Special Feature: What YBTC means to me
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Special Feature: What YBTC means to me
Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity volunteer, Christine, tells us what the charity means to her.
Thu 16 April
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Statement for patients & their families - Covid-19
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Statement for patients & their families - Covid-19
The below statement is sent from Professor Susan Short on behalf of the Neuro Oncology Team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for brain tumour patients and their families.
Thu 16 April
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You’ve trained for months and now your event is cancelled or moved
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You’ve trained for months and now your event is cancelled or moved
In these unprecedented times we are seeing marathons being moved, mud runs being cancelled and many other sporting events “postponed”. You’ve been training hard for these. Has that training gone to waste? Do you now sit back and relax until the event is close to happening? The answer is quite simple – NO!

Wed 15 April
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Competition Fun!
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Competition Fun!
Ey up, let's have some fun!

Who’s feeling Jammy? (you Yorkshire folk will know that means feeling lucky!)
Wed 15 April
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How to look after your mental health in isolation
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How to look after your mental health in isolation

The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has put us in unprecedented times. Only being able to leave the house for necessary food, medicine and to exercise once a day has mental health repercussions for everyone, but it can be even harder for those living with conditions like brain tumours.

Tue 14 April
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Our Upcoming Online Support Groups
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Our Upcoming Online Support Groups
We are now holding our regular support groups online. We would love to see you (virtually anyway) and catch up over a cuppa - sorry you have to make your own!
Sat 11 April
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Dawn
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Dawn's Recipe for Tiffin Traybake
This is our first taste of something that's super quick and easy to follow, it's Dawn's recipe for Tiffin!

It's an old favourite and is loved by our customers at No 31 with a cuppa. Anyone can make this and you don't even need an oven!

 

Thu 09 April
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Hypnotherapy
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Hypnotherapy
Paula Dalton, YBTC Counsellor, has kindly shared her hypnotherapy session with you.
Thu 09 April
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New support from our YBTC friends
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New support from our YBTC friends
Are you feeling overwhelmed by isolation?

The people who really understand what you are living with are those who have gone through it themselves.

0113 511 8111
Tue 07 April
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**NEW** Online Support Group Chat
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**NEW** Online Support Group Chat
We are running our first online Support Group Chat THIS Thursday, 2nd April, at 6pm
Tue 31 March
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Ey up, let
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Ey up, let's have some fun!
Have some self-isolation fun (and help us be there for those who need us across Yorkshire!)
Sun 29 March
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Our patient grants
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Our patient grants
Here at Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity we offer patient grants to support brain tumour patients across our region. That support is needed NOW more than ever.
Sat 28 March
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A short video on managing anxiety
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A short video on managing anxiety
Our counsellor, Paula, has put together a short video on managing your anxiety in this current situation.
Fri 27 March
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Ey Up, Let
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Ey Up, Let's Chat!
Ey up, let's chat!

We are still here for all brain tumour patients, their loved ones and carers across Yorkshire.
Thu 26 March
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Final Flat Cap Friday Push
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Final Flat Cap Friday Push
As we embark on the final week of Flat Cap Friday, here's how you can get involved!
Thu 26 March
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Message for professionals re GRANTS
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Message for professionals re GRANTS
Important message for professionals applying for one of our grants on behalf of a patient.
Wed 25 March
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Hold a Declutter Day!
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Hold a Declutter Day!
Looking for something to keep you busy at home?
Why not have a clear out - Declutter Day?
Tue 24 March
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We are still here for you!
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We are still here for you!
We have had to close our office and shop but we are still able to offer you support.
Wed 18 March
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Coronavirus Statement
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Coronavirus Statement
Joint statement from brain tumour charities
Tue 17 March
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How to cope with fatigue when you have a brain tumour
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How to cope with fatigue when you have a brain tumour

To mark World Sleep Day, we’re looking at the relationship between brain tumours and fatigue.

Wed 11 March
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Jennie runs the London Marathon for BTRS
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Jennie runs the London Marathon for BTRS

On 28 April 2020 Jennie Castlehouse is set to take on her biggest challenge yet, running the Virgin London Marathon for BTRS.

Sun 08 March
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Celebrities wear flat caps for BTRS
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Celebrities wear flat caps for BTRS
To mark Flat Cap Friday, a whole host of celebrities are donning flat caps for Brain Tumour Awareness Month.
Sun 08 March
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Worksop boy
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Worksop boy's marathon in honour of dad

An 11-year-old boy from Worksop has walked a marathon with his labrador dog in memory of his father who died of a brain tumour.

Sat 07 March
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Step into Strictly
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Step into Strictly

We're looking for 12 couples to take part in our Step into Strictly fundraising competition!

Mon 24 February
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What to do when you return to work after a brain tumour diagnosis
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What to do when you return to work after a brain tumour diagnosis
When you’re told you have a brain tumour, whether it’s malignant or benign, the prognosis is life-changing. 
Tue 18 February
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Introducing… Our selfies with Freddie competition
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Introducing… Our selfies with Freddie competition
To kick off Flat Cap Friday in March, we’re asking our supporters to take selfies with the statue of Freddie Gilroy on Scarborough seafront.
Sun 16 February
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Fantastic fundraising for Ellie’s Fund
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Fantastic fundraising for Ellie’s Fund
On Saturday 18 January Ellie’s Fund – a BTRS Fund presented an evening of entertainment at Scarborough YMCA Theatre. 
Wed 12 February
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The Leeds 10K route is changing for 2020
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The Leeds 10K route is changing for 2020
A fresh decade brings a new brand-new route for the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K. 
Mon 10 February
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5 quick and healthy meals to make if you’re too tired to cook
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5 quick and healthy meals to make if you’re too tired to cook
balanced diet can help those recently diagnosed with a brain tumour lower their risk of infection, up their strength and energy and recover well from treatment.
Wed 22 January
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Tracey Speight
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Tracey Speight's Story
Tracey Speight (54), first began noticing that something wasn’t quite right in the early months of 2018. As written by Rosy Deacon, this is Tracey's story.
Sat 21 December
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How to cope with a family brain tumour diagnosis this Christmas
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How to cope with a family brain tumour diagnosis this Christmas
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for most families. But for those dealing with a brain tumour diagnosis, it can be as stressful as it is special.
Wed 18 December
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A new partnership with vintage giving
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A new partnership with vintage giving

BTRS is pleased to share a new partnership for 2020 with Vintage Giving, a sustainability-led fundraising organisation.

Sun 15 December
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Step into Christmas Ball raises an incredible £13,000
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Step into Christmas Ball raises an incredible £13,000
Saturday 7 December saw Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire raise over £13,000 profit in one night thanks to its Step into Christmas Ball.
Thu 12 December
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Introducing Slingsby Gin
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Introducing Slingsby Gin
The BTRS Step into Christmas Ball takes place on Saturday 7thDecember 2019. We’re so pleased to share that Slingsby Gin is on board as one of the headline sponsors of the event.
Wed 27 November
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A day in the life of Dr Ryan Mathew
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A day in the life of Dr Ryan Mathew
In the winter edition of the BTRS newsletter we head to our brain tumour lab at Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine to find out what the typical day in the life of professor Ryan Mathew is like.
Wed 30 October
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Gemma takes on a BIG challenge for BTRS
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Gemma takes on a BIG challenge for BTRS
In memory of her mum Gemma Craven took on the biggest challenge of her life; to swim the length of the English channel.
Sun 27 October
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Kirstie and friends head for Barcelona in brave fundraising challenge
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Kirstie and friends head for Barcelona in brave fundraising challenge
At the end of September BTRS supporter Kirstie Speciale embarked on an epic challenge. She cycled from Carcassonne in France to Barcelona in Spain, that’s a whopping 270 miles.
Sun 20 October
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Trustee Opportunities
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Trustee Opportunities
We are looking to appoint new Trustees to govern our wonderful charity.

We are holding an open evening on Wednesday 23rd October 2019 from 5 - 6.30pm and invite you to join us.
Sat 05 October
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Changing your perspective on charity challenges
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Changing your perspective on charity challenges
Don't think you can take on a charity challenge? Think again!
Mon 15 July
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A Tina Turner Tribute
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A Tina Turner Tribute
Another amazing group of people making something amazing happen for BTRS.
Mon 08 July
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Skipton Restaurant Supports ‘Four Auld Fellas’ and BTRS
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Skipton Restaurant Supports ‘Four Auld Fellas’ and BTRS

In support of local ‘auld fella’ David Goldie, who owned its 4-6 Skipton High Street premises for 35 years, Alexander’s Bar & Kitchen has pledged to donate 10% of the sales of its beer named in honour of the former owner to the Rotary Club’s Yorkshire Boundary Charity Bike Ride cause.

Sun 09 June
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Geoff
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Geoff's Yorkshire Everest Challenge
Next week (during the last two weeks of May) BTRS ambassador Geoff Medd is setting off on his Yorkshire Everest Cycling Challenge as part of the BTRS Big Bike Challenge.
Wed 15 May
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Ellie’s Story – The Journey of Ellie’s Fund Recycling
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Ellie’s Story – The Journey of Ellie’s Fund Recycling
If you’re a supporter of BTRS, chances are you’re familiar with our Ellie’s Fund recycling initiative. But do you know how it started? To mark nine years since Ellie left her legacy, this is her story… 
Wed 27 February
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20 simple Flat Cap Friday fundraising ideas
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20 simple Flat Cap Friday fundraising ideas
With Flat Cap Friday almost upon us, here are 20 simple fundraising ideas you can do to help us improve the odds for brain tumour patients in Yorkshire.
Wed 23 January
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Sugarhouse Properties supports BTRS for 2019
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Sugarhouse Properties supports BTRS for 2019
We are thrilled to announce that Sugarhouse Properties – a letting agency based near No 31 in Headingley – has chosen BTRS as its nominated charity for this letting season!
Mon 17 December
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