Children’s brain tumour charity

Anna’s Hope is the leading children’s brain tumour charity in the East of England. Our first aim is to assist in the rehabilitation of children and young people who have suffered from a brain tumour or who have had brain surgery by providing or assisting in the provision of resources and facilities not normally provided by the statutory authorities at local hospitals and in the local communities. The second aim is to support the funding of research into the causes, treatment and cure of childhood brain tumours with particular reference to Childhood Ependymonas and to ensure the results of such research are published.

For more information on children’s brain tumour and the work Anna’s Hope does, click here

Anna’s Hope Christmas Cards

This Christmas, support Anna’s Hope, the East of England’s leading children’s brain tumour charity, by sending our beautiful Christmas Cards to your friends and family. The image, ‘Wooden Toy Soldier’, was an original artwork of oil on paper by Emily Morgan, a year 12 student at The Peterborough School, Peterborough.

The message inside the card simply reads ‘Season’s Greetings’ and the card is sized 21cm x 15cm.

A pack of five cards and envelopes is just £5, with postage & packaging costs at:

1-2 packs = £2

3-5 packs = £2.50

6-10 packs = £5

Please send cheques (to Anna’s Hope) to: Hunters Hill, Lattimers Paddock, Pilsgate, Stamford, Lincs. PE9 3HL


Ice Star visits Anna’s Hope Children at Addenbrookes Hospital

Children at Addenbrookes Hospital were thrilled this week by a surprise visit from ice skating legend Robin Cousins MBE, organised through Stamford-based charity Anna’s Hope, the East of England’s leading children’s brain tumour charity.

The former Olympic ice skating champion and Head Judge on ITV’s ‘Dancing on Ice’, was in Cambridge in his capacity as creator of the new Holiday on Ice show ‘ ‘ ‘TROPICANA’ that  comes to the region in February 2012.

Every year Holiday on Ice donates money to children’s charity Anna’s Hope, which supports children and young people from across the East of England region with brain tumours and contributes towards funding for rehabilitation and research into their causes, treatment and cure. This includes funding a Paediatric Neuro Oncology Specialist nurse at Addenbrookes, where many of the children receive treatment. Robin told us, “This was a fantastic opportunity to visit the ward at Addenbrookes Hospital where the Anna’s Hope story began, and to see how the money raised by the charity is used to directly benefit the young patients receiving treatment there.

“It’s good to know the money raised through Holiday on Ice is helping to give real support children and their families, particularly during rehabilitation after treatment ”

Anna’s Hope founder, Carole Hughes, whose own three-year old daughter Anna was the inspiration behind the charity, told us what visiting the show means to the children who are well enough to attend, “For many the show is a welcome relief from their gruelling treatment and it gives them special quality time with their families. Thanks to the generosity of Holiday on Ice they will have happy memories to cherish and cheer them up when times get tough.”

For more information about the show please visit the Anna’s Hope Events page