Carole Hughes Talking about Anna’s Hope and what we do

We are delighted to have been chosen by GLOBAL RADIO as one of the charities
to benefit from their ‘Make Some Noise Campaign’
In this video Carole talks about Anna’s Story and why the charity inspired by Anna
is making a difference to the lives of children with a brain tumour.


Global's Make Some Noise 2015

To launch Global Radio’s Make Some Noise Campaign to raise funds for charities including Anna’s Hope. Please Dress in your loudest clothes with your friends at work or school  on 8th October or a date of your choice in October. At the same time raise a few pounds .

For  more information and for your fund raising pack please click on the link below.

Anna’s Hope Chosen to benefit from Global Radio’s ‘Make Some Noise Campaign’

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Anna’s Hope been chosen by Global Radio  as one of the charities to benefit from Global Radio’s Make Some Noise and will help raise funds to help children with brain tumours reach their full potential. Carole Hughes, Founder of Anna’s Hope said “Money raised from the campaign will fund the Anna’s Hope Occupational Therapist for at least 6 months. This support will  not only make a huge difference to our fundraising but also raise awareness of the much needed support children with brain tumours need.”

On October 8th, Global will unite its audiences and its friends from the worlds of media and entertainment to make some noise and raise money for disadvantaged youngsters. Anna’s Hope has been selected as a beneficiary, and will receive a grant as well as an opportunity to tell its story on the radio.

Emma Bradley, director, Global’s Make Some Noise, said: “Twenty-three million people tune in to our radio stations every week and tens of millions more watch our TV channels and visit our digital platforms. This puts us in an incredible position. We set up Global’s Make Some Noise to help charities that would otherwise struggle to reach people. By giving them a voice on our radio stations and our other platforms, they can talk to tens of millions of people and raise money to help disadvantaged youngsters right across the UK.”
“We’re so pleased to be supporting Anna’s Hope as part of our 2015 campaign and that we can help give Anna’s Hope a voice and reach millions of people, raising awareness and as much money as we can through this year’s campaign.”

Global’s Make Some Noise was created by Global, the media & entertainment group. Global is home to the country’s most loved commercial radio brands Capital, Capital Xtra, Heart, Radio X, Classic FM, LBC, Smooth, Smooth Extra and Gold. Together these brands reach 23 million people every week on the radio, 10 million unique users every month on Global’s digital platforms and six million people on Global’s social media channels.

Click on link below to see Carole talk about Anna’s Hope and Global Radio’s Make Some Noise.

Run for Anna’s Hope in the 5k Anna’s Hope Fun Run on Oct 11th


Anna's Hope Fun Run

Anna’s Hope are proud to be associated with the 2015 Perkins Great Eastern Run and to have the 5k Fun Run named after our charity. It is a great day out and we would love to see families , school children and business take part and raise funds for Anna’s Hope. Every penny will go to help children in the region who have a brain tumour.
There are 3 ways you can help this year by
a) Running as an individual , family or group of friends.
b) Running in the Junior Challenge where schools or junior clubs  can win prizes.
For more information please visit
c) Running in the Anna’s Hope Business Challenge where Businesses can compete to win awards.
Why not dress as a Fairy like many of our supporters do.
TO RAISE FUNDS FOR ANNA’S HOPE or for more Information  please contact us at

Every penny you raise will go to helping children with brain tumours.

Come and see us at the Anna’s Hope Stand at the end of the run and show us your medal

Fairy Fund Raiser Carole Hughes Regional Finalist in ITV Anglia’s Fundraiser of the Year

Carole Hughes has reached the final 4 of ITV Anglia’s Fundraiser of the year.
This is well deserved recognition for her tireless fundraising for Anna’s Hope and
the difference the charity is now making to the lives of children with brain tumours.

Thank you to all her volunteers and supporters.


Happy Day and Smiles all round at 1st Anniversary of Brainbow supporting children with brain tumours.

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It was a really special day on the 10th of September at the 1st Anniversary event of Brainbow, a pioneering new service providing neuro-rehabilitation for children with brain tumours. The first of its kind in the UK, this partnership between Anna’s Hope , Camille’s Appeal, Tom’s Trust and Cambridge University Hospitals, one year on is making a real difference and already has helped 64 children. As the sun shIned it was great to see the children, parents, the staff including the Anna’s Hope Therapy team and guests from the charities celebrating and looking forward to the future.

On days like today you are reminded that all the hard work fundraising is really worth it.


RAF Wittering Choose Anna’s Hope as their 2014-15 Charity of the Year

Thanks to all at RAF Wittering for choosing Anna’s Hope along with local Peterborough and District Deaf Children’s Society as their charities of the year . We look forward to your support and working with you to raise funds for both charities . It would be brilliant to see you all running in this years Perkins Great Eastern Run on Oct 12th.

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Carole and Rob and valued supporters of Anna’s Hope had a great time at the launch of the 2014 Perkins Great Eastern Run at the Marriott Peterborough on 3rd April. We are also delighted that the Fun Run will now be known as the Anna’s Hope Fun Run.

The run takes place on October 12th and there are prizes to be won in The Junior Challenge and The Business Challenge.

If you, your school, clubs or business want to run and raise funds for Anna’s Hope, please contact us at


Wear a hat on March 27th and help children with brain tumours

What is Wear a Hat day ?   

It is a National Fund raising and awareness event in support of Brain Tumours, the UK’s Biggest Cancer Killer of Children and Young People. It takes on Friday 27th March but you can also choose you own day close to this.

Who can take part?

Any one, but it is an ideal activity for groups of children at nursery, school, clubs and those at work to participate in to have fun and to raise funds and awareness together.

How Can I Help?

Here are a few ideas how you can take part. Wear Hats for part or all of the day and get sponsored for doing so. Get sponsored for wearing a Hat the longest. Fundraising events linked to Hats e.g. Best Hat competitions. Or have a MAD HATTERS TEA PARTY.

Share your day.

Please take photos of everyone in hats on and share on our facebook to demonstrate your support for brain tumours.

Where will the Money Go?

Every Penny donated will go to supporting children and young people in the region who has a brain tumour.

For More Information  please contact

To Donate Directly please click on following link

So proud to be part of BRAINBOW, the UK’s first rehabilitation service for children with brain tumours.

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Tuesday 10th September marked the culmination of seven years’ fundraising and the exciting beginning of a pioneering new service that will contribute and make a positive difference to the lives of children with brain tumours. The new service, called ‘Brainbow’ will be the first in the country.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK and for those who survive their lives can be severely limited.
Following the funding of the ‘Anna’s Hope Specialist Nurse’ at Addenbrooke’s we are delighted to continue our collaboration with the hospital by supporting the Brainbow service through the funding of the ‘Anna’s Hope Therapy team’ which includes a physiotherapist, speech and language therapist and an occupational therapist.
Anna’s Hope is also delighted to be partnering with Camille’s Appeal and Tom’s Trust; without them Brainbow would not be possible and we look forward to the service helping more children with brain tumours reach their full potential.
Brainbow will provide a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, integrated alongside standard clinical care for children with brain tumours, something that was not possible before. A coordinated, specialist neuro-rehabilitation assessment will include physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and clinical psychology.
Brainbow will support children under 16 already being treated for brain tumours at Addenbrooke’s and those who will be newly-diagnosed from October 2013.
Dr Amos Burke, consultant paediatric oncologist at Addenbrooke’s, said: “By launching Brainbow we will be able to provide a more standardised and holistic care package to children with brain tumours in the region. We are very grateful for the support from these three charities and we hope we can develop the service further in the future.”
It will also provide valuable evidence to support further work on the impact of neuro-rehabilitation on outcomes for children, an area of provision that is still in its infancy.
Brainbow will be based at Addenbrooke’s, which is the regional centre for the treatment of children with brain and spinal cancers.
We have still so much more to do and Anna’s Hope would like to thank all our volunteers and all those who have supported us so far. We also wish the Brainbow service every success in helping more children with brain tumours get much needed rehabilitation.
For more information about Brainbow please click here

Thank you so much for coming to the Anna’s Hope Fairy Picnic!

Fairy PicnicThanks to all the fairies, elves, mummies, daddies and everyone who came to support the Anna’s Hope Fairy Picnic in the Park at Burghley House today. We hope you all had a great time and look forward to seeing you all again next year! Also thank you so much all the volunteers and companies who made this day a very special one.

Big Fairy Picnic in the Park

Picnic-PosterOn Sunday 18th August, Anna’s Hope invites all fairies to put on their fairy dresses, bring a picnic and come to ‘The Big Fairy Picnic in the Park’ in the grounds of Burghley Park. Elves and the whole family can come too.

The picnic will take place between 1200 and 1600 and there will be lots of fun and games plus a Fairy Treasure Trail, Story Telling, Ponies and Face painting. There will also be a best-dressed Teddy Bear competition, so don’t forget to bring your teddy in their best outfit. It will also be the anniversary of last year’s successful Guinness World record attempt for the largest number of people dressed as fairies and Anna’s Hope would love to see all the record breakers again.

The event is free and for anyone dressed as a fairy or elf they will get half price admission to the Garden of Surprises. Founder of Anna’s Hope and Anna’s Mummy, Carole Hughes said: ‘Anna loved dressing up as a fairy and we were delighted that everyone had such a great time at last year’s fairy picnic. There were little fairies, big fairies, sumo fairies and soldier fairies and lots of fairies have asked us to have a picnic again.’

For those who want to help and give hope to children with brain tumours you can donate at the picnic or by visiting the Anna’s Hope stand.