Beefy's Foundation

Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC)

Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC)

Yorkshire's Brain Tumour Charity (YBTC) was founded in 2003 and was originally named Andrea's Gift, and later Brain Tumour Research and Support across Yorkshire (BTRS); YBTC leads the way across the region for funding world class research and offering support to those living with, and affected by, a brain tumour.

Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer in children and people aged under 40. In the last 35 years treatments have remained relatively unchanged. We fund innovative research to find treatments, and ultimately a cure, for this devastating disease that affects so many people. Whilst we are working to find a cure, we aim to provide the best patient and family support network we can.

Every week around 15 people are diagnosed with a primary brain tumour in Yorkshire, with over 9000 new cases every year across the UK. We want to make this number smaller and make life easier for those who are affected. We do this by:

As well as continuing to develop the support we offer from our hub at No 31 Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds; we are working hard to grow the reach of our support into local communities, ensuring we are there for people when they need us the most. This includes delivering counselling in communities, as well as developing new support groups and events where people can access these easily.

We previously established a brain tumour research lab at the University of Leeds in 2011 and this continues to investigate different aspects of research, providing hope and information for brain tumour fighters everywhere.

In 2020 we have committed to fund £125,000 directly to research (over £400,000 over the next 3 years). This includes:

Lab Launch

Lab Launch

The day we launched the brain tumour research lab at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, February 2011

Our charity shop, cafe & support

Our charity shop, cafe & support

based in Headingley, Leeds we opened No 31 in 2016

Total Warrior 2019

Total Warrior 2019

Motive8 team still smiling after completing the gruelling challenge

Leeds Lab

Leeds Lab

visit to see the progress being made at the YBTC funded lab

You can find out more information here

Beefy's Foundation Supported by BTRS - Brain Tumour Research & Support