What we do

Annas Hope

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Anna’s Hope’s aims have been developed in partnership with Addenbrookes Hospital with input from the Children’s Trust in Tadworth. Everything we do to support children  is advised and led by Addenbrooke’s Children’s Oncology and Neurosurgery Consultant’s.

Our First aim

Is to enable much better specialist nursing support to children and young people in the region (Lincolnshire, Rutland, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia and Suffolk) who are diagnosed with a brain tumour.

We do this at Addenbrookes Hospital through  the Anna’s Hope Specialist Nurse who works closely with  the child and the family throughout their treatment in hospital and helps coordinate support at home and school.

Our Second Aim

Is to provide comprehensive and specialist neuro-rehabilitation support so that children diagnosed with a brain tumour can reach their full potential.

Brainbow - Anna's Hope Trustees

The Anna’s Hope Therapy Team supporting The Brainbow Service.

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We do this through the Anna’s Hope Therapy team which support’s Brainbow at Addenbrookes Hospital
Brainbow provides intensive paediatric neuro-oncology rehabilitation from diagnosis, during treatment in the hospital and post treatment at hospital and is the first of its kind in the UK.
It is a partnership with 2 other charities, Tom’s Trust and Camille’s Appeal and Cambridridge Universities Hospitals Foundation Trust.
The Anna’s Hope Therapy Team includes 2  Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapist and Speech and Language Therapist.
Tom’s Trust  provide  Clinical Psychology support and Camille’s Appeal provides the Service Coordination.

For more information about Brainbow please visit…

www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes-hospital/services/brainbow/brainbow

Our Third Aim

Is to facilitate emotional support to the children with brain tumours and their families. We do this by funding family support groups which are arranged by the Anna’s Hope Nurse or The Anna’s Hope Therapy Team.  We also arrange Special Days for the child and the family.

Our Fourth Aim

Is to raise National Awareness of Brain Tumours and promote much needed research into finding a cure for this ‘Forgotten Cancer’. We do this through our support and membership of Brain Tumour Research www.braintumourresearch.orgBrain Tumour Trust