How you can get involved

Whether you get involved in one of our fundraising campaigns, come along to an event or organise your own in support of Yorkshire’s Brain Tumour Charity, every penny you raise will enable to us to provide emotional, practical, and financial support as well as fund life-changing research right here in Yorkshire.

Spare a Thought for people affected by a brain tumour

Our ‘Spare a Thought’ campaign is all about the little things you can do to make a difference.
You don't have to run a marathon, cycle hundreds of miles or jump out of an aeroplane to fight for change. If you are passionate about supporting our cause, there are so many ways you can help. From collecting spare change in an empty jam jar, to setting up a monthly donation, it all makes a huge difference.

Read more about our jam jar campaign and get your sticker HERE. You can read more about setting up a monthly donation HERE.

Active Events

If you have a love of the great outdoors, regularly cycle or run, enjoy walking or want to completely let your hair down and do something crazy for charity - we have a number of active events that may interest you! From sponsored walks to zip wires, our big bike challenge to jumping out of a plane – we have something for everyone of any age and fitness level!

Challenge yourself by signing up to an active event HERE or create your own.

James aged 11, ran 50 miles in 25 days for his friend Reuben to raise over £780 for YBTC!

James                                              James & Reuben

David ran the equivalent of the Great North Run in his home county of Yorkshire when the real event was cancelled due to the pandemic. It may not have brought the same crowds but his family, friends, furry companions, our YBTC ambassadors and staff turned out to cheer him on!

David with family, friends and YBTC ambassadors before setting off

From family fun days and fairs to glitzy balls

We have loads of great events to get involved in this year, from our Craft Fair and Golf Day to balls, car boots, rambles and more. To find out more about all of our upcoming events, please click here.


Light up a Star

Light Up a Star is our Christmas-time event for anyone who has lost a loved one with a brain tumour. The date for this year is TBC. If you would like to join us, please email 

Craig’s family raised money in his memory, you can read their story HERE. If you would like to like raise money in memory of a loved one visit our remember a loved one page HERE.

Craig and his family, 2020


Fundraising is fun!

Think of anything that you enjoy, and it can be turned into a way to raise money for YBTC.

Our fundraising resources page is where you will find our fundraising guide packed full of ideas, along with posters, logos, bunting and sponsor forms to help make it simple - CLICK HERE.

If you are organising your own event, like a ball, party, concert or festival, you can now use Ticketpass, the "ethical ticketing site", to raise extra funds for us. Set up your listing and select YBTC as your chosen charity, and 50% of the site booking fees (on top of whatever funds you raise) will be donated to our cause. To find out more about Ticketpass and create your account, CLICK HERE.

We are here to help you all the way, so if you need a little inspiration, a friendly chat and some professional advice just get in touch with Nicki and Jen. You can email or or give us a call on 0113 340 0111.
We look forward to hearing from you.

Keep updated!

Sign up to our e-bulletin and winter newsletter (which you can opt to receive by e-mail or post), and we will automatically keep you up to date, as well as letting you know how your fundraising is helping others affected by a brain tumour.

Just email us at and we will add you to our mailing list. We promise to keep your information safe and you can opt out at any time if you change your mind, read our privacy policy HERE.

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