Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity turns 18 on 12th February!

Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity turns 18 on 12th February!

Mon 01 February

We became Yorkshire's first brain tumour charity on 12th February 2003. This year, we are celebrating 18 years as a registered charity from when we began as Andrea's Gift all those years ago.

The charity has operated under various names changing from Andrea’s Gift to Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire to our current name Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity.

However, our values and the vision of the charity remain the same and we are passionate about keeping the gift that Andrea left behind alive.

The charity was created in her name and is testament to her love of life and the dignity, bravery, and strength she showed throughout. Andrea sadly lost her life in May 2002, so we are continuing the battle inspired by her for anyone affected by a brain tumour in Yorkshire.

Turning 18 years old, which traditionally marks the age a child becomes an adult, is worthy of a huge celebration. This is exactly what we have planned throughout 2021.

Our plans may have changed slightly due to the pandemic, but we will still be launching our celebratory year with a virtual party on Friday 12th February, and everyone is invited. If you would like to join in the fun get your ticket HERE. 

You can also get involved by joining our virtual 1.8 challenge. We are asking you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 1.8 or 18 and raise vital funds for Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity. It is open to anyone of any age, but we do ask that the activity chosen follows the current Government guidelines. The challenge will launch on Monday 1st February and run throughout the month, as this is the month in which we turn 18.

Team YBTC are doing their own individual challenges to raise funds, you can support us HERE.

That’s not all, we have a special 1.8 auction with amazing Yorkshire memorabilia, or for all the adrenaline junkies out there an 18th birthday skydive at Bridlington airfield on 17 April.

We are also planning other events throughout the year including GardenFest, our family fun day on Saturday 10th July and Step into Strictly, a glittering event to end our year in style, on Saturday 6th November. Save the dates in your diary and follow us on social media @YorkshireBTC to find out more and join us to celebrate our birthday in 2021.

Here is a selection of photos from the past 18 years, please help us add to these memories by sharing your photos with us @YorkshireBTC or email them to us at info@yorksbtc.org.uk.


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