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An ambassador update!
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An ambassador update!
Earlier this year we started a new ambassador programme to help us raise the profile of BTRS and reach further around Yorkshire to help with your local fundraising.
Wed 12 December
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A jolly good time at the BTRS Christmas Fair
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A jolly good time at the BTRS Christmas Fair
On Saturday 1st December 2018 we held the first ever BTRS Christmas Fair at the HEART Centre in Headingley.
Wed 05 December
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Josh overcomes injury to raise over £1,500 for BTRS
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Josh overcomes injury to raise over £1,500 for BTRS
On September 29th Joshua Bywater took on the National Three Peaks Challenge in memory of close family member Andrew Shearman.
Wed 31 October
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Emerald Publishing volunteer for BTRS
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Emerald Publishing volunteer for BTRS
As part of their workplace charitable giving programme, Emerald Publishing let two of its managers out of the office for a day to help out at No 31. Here's what they got up to during their time with us.
Thu 18 October
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Peter’s pilgrimage from Scarborough to Scotland
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Peter’s pilgrimage from Scarborough to Scotland
In August Peter Coates cycled from Scarborough to Scotland, a 700-mile ride, in memory of his wife Julie who sadly passed away from a brain tumour earlier this year.
Wed 05 September
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BTRS helps fund groundbreaking glioblastoma research
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BTRS helps fund groundbreaking glioblastoma research
Brain Tumour Research and Support Across Yorkshire (BTRS), the region’s leading brain tumour charity, has part-funded groundbreaking research that has discovered a chemical that can kill glioblastoma cells.
Wed 22 August
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Children’s flat cap designs are brought to life by Kempadoo Millar
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Children’s flat cap designs are brought to life by Kempadoo Millar
Our wonderful partner Kempadoo Millar brought the flat cap designs of school children to life after our Flat Cap Friday competition.
Thu 09 August
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Motive8 North go flipping mad for BTRS
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Motive8 North go flipping mad for BTRS
Holbeck-based Motive8 North are going flipping mad for BTRS by taking part in a seven-hour-long charity tyre flip in front of Debenhams, Briggate on Saturday 11 August 2018.
Tue 07 August
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Helen cycles 100 miles for BTRS in her brother
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Helen cycles 100 miles for BTRS in her brother's memory
Helen and Ian Rosethorn are raising money for Brain Tumour Research Support across Yorkshire by cycling the Prudential Ride 100 on 29 July in memory of her brother Andrew.
Wed 25 July
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Thank you to Mark Edwards!
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Thank you to Mark Edwards!
We want to say a huge thank you to Mark Edwards who has raised over £40,000 for BTRS and is now leaving Yorkshire to be closer to his family.
Wed 18 July
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BTRS smashes £3m fundraising target!
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BTRS smashes £3m fundraising target!
Thanks to the combined power of a number of Yorkshire fundraisers BTRS has smashed its £3m fundraising target!
Wed 11 July
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London Marathon Places
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London Marathon Places

We have one coveted Silver Bond Place in The London Marathon!


Wed 04 July
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Le Tour de Pennines
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Le Tour de Pennines
Matt Hodkinson cycled over 90 miles in a day on Tuesday 17th April, to raise money for BTRS, exactly 14 years since he lost his beloved mum to a brain tumour.

Fri 20 April
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Sharing the memory of Janet Dolan
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Sharing the memory of Janet Dolan
Sally Duke, sister to the late Janet Dolan shares her wonderful memories of her sister and thanks to those who kindly donated to BTRS in Janet’s memory.
Mon 09 April
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Another year of success for the Motive8 Pub Quiz
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Another year of success for the Motive8 Pub Quiz
The Motive8 North team have done it again with another amazing Pub Quiz, this year as part of our Flat Cap Friday campaign.
Tue 03 April
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Nicola
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Nicola's London Marathon Challenge!
Following the loss of her close friend Ross Phillips in November 2017 to a brain tumour, Nicola Cope has decided to take on the incredible London Marathon challenge to raise funds for BTRS.
Tue 27 March
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Flat Cap Friday Tea & Bingo event raises £175.50
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Flat Cap Friday Tea & Bingo event raises £175.50
The wonderful residents of Easterfield Court in Driffiled have joined BTRS once again to support our Flat Cap Friday campaign!
Mon 26 March
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Getting into the Flat Cap Friday spirit
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Getting into the Flat Cap Friday spirit
Ravenscliffe High School got into the Flat Cap Friday spirit last week and enjoyed a dress down day (donning flat caps of course) to raise funds and awareness for BTRS.
Thu 15 March
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A Month of Flat Cap Fridays!
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A Month of Flat Cap Fridays!
Flat Cap Friday supporters from across Yorkshire are donning their flat caps to support the Brain Tumour Awareness Month of March. 
Mon 05 March
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Family and friends come together to raise funds in memory of Roger Holdsworth
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Family and friends come together to raise funds in memory of Roger Holdsworth
Following the tragic loss of Roger Holdsworth in January this year, his family and friends have joined together to raise incredible funds for BTRS in his memory. 
Thu 22 February
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Lighting up Christmas for BTRS
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Lighting up Christmas for BTRS
For the last three years Jan and Paul Williams have been lighting up Christmas for BTRS!
Thu 15 February
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Jolly good support this year from local nursery Jolly Tots
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Jolly good support this year from local nursery Jolly Tots
We are delighted to announce that Jolly Tots Pre School Nursery in Burley in Wharfedale have chosen BTRS as their charity of the year for 2018!
Thu 08 February
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Motive8 have done it again!
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Motive8 have done it again!
Motive8 North gym in Leeds have completely blown us away with their incredible fundraising through out 2017, raising a staggering - £5,359.91.                                                                       
Thu 25 January
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Ellie
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Ellie's Fund Recycling - Get Involved!
Find out how you can recycle everyday items to raise funds for BTRS. Over £55,000 raised so far!
Fri 19 January
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The Moorman Boys Take on the Camino
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The Moorman Boys Take on the Camino
The Moorman boys, Martin Jake and Harry, raise over £15,000 walking the Camino de Santiago
Wed 01 November
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Supporter Rais Hasan wins Print competition at the London Exhibition
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Supporter Rais Hasan wins Print competition at the London Exhibition
Rais wins Disability Photographer's Society Exhibition award.
Wed 01 November
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A glamorous success at this year’s charity ball
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A glamorous success at this year’s charity ball
This year’s Hollywood Glamour Ball has been our most successful ball to date, raising a whopping £16,358.99 with funds still coming in! We are all over the moon with this wonderful figure and want to thank everyone who supported this event, helping to make it an incredible success.  
Wed 25 October
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Waitrose Otley green token scheme raises £322.00
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Waitrose Otley green token scheme raises £322.00
Thank you to Waitrose and all their customers who voted to support BTRS.
Wed 27 September
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Total Warrior a whole success
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Total Warrior a whole success
2017 was our first year of being a charity partner with Total Warrior and what a huge success it was. 
Thu 31 August
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Manchester to Bradford cycle ride success
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Manchester to Bradford cycle ride success
Successful Manchester to Bradford cycle ride organised by Rifaqat Ali on the behalf of Madni Masjid, West Bowling Islamic Society to raise funds for BTRS and Marie Curie Bradford Hospice. 
Wed 30 August
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Welcoming our newest recruit
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Welcoming our newest recruit
We are delighted to welcome our new Fundraising Assistant, Harriet Pugh to the Fundraising Department this summer.
Tue 01 August
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Copmanthorpe Carnival a huge success
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Copmanthorpe Carnival a huge success
Thank you to Christine Osmond for holding a tombola stall at the Carnival.
Wed 12 July
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David Garbutt
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David Garbutt's third entertainment evening for BTRS
David has raised over £1,900 over the last 3 years
Tue 27 June
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Supporter Rais Hasan receives Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society
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Supporter Rais Hasan receives Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society
Rais Hasan (President Bradford Photographic Society) achieves the standard required to receive this prestigious certificate from the Royal Photographic Society of GB
Thu 22 June
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Motive8 gym get quizical
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Motive8 gym get quizical
Motive8 gym in Leeds swapped their trainers for quiz sheets, as they hosted their very own pub quiz to raise funds for BTRS.
Mon 05 June
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Headingley Festival of Ideas
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Headingley Festival of Ideas

On Tuesday 9 May, one of our wonderful supporters and talented photographer Rais Hasan took to the stage at No31 as part of the Headingley Festival of Ideas.

Wed 31 May
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£5,000 raised at Anderson Green Golf Day
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£5,000 raised at Anderson Green Golf Day

The wonderful team at Anderson Green Ltd in Leeds joined together to raise funds for BTRS, following the brain tumour diagnosis of their colleague David Heraty in October last year.

Wed 31 May
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Gemma conquers the London Marathon
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Gemma conquers the London Marathon
Gemma Jones and Team Iuan have already raised an incredible £3,500 for BTRS and Harry's Star. But they haven’t stopped there and on 23 April, Gemma took on the London Marathon!
Thu 04 May
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Ambiente fantastic Charity of the Month Fundraising
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Ambiente fantastic Charity of the Month Fundraising
Throughout April Ambiente Tapas & Sherry Bar in Leeds chose to support BTRS as their charity on the month.
Thu 04 May
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Family Fun Day Success!
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Family Fun Day Success!
We have had fantastic support from Gail Woods and her family, who held a Family Fun Day this April raising £1,250 for BTRS and Macmillan.
Thu 27 April
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Anderson Green Sheffield take on the Yorkshire Half Marathon
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Anderson Green Sheffield take on the Yorkshire Half Marathon
Anderson Green in Sheffield take on the challenging Yorkshire Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for BTRS and the Children's Hospital Charity. 
Wed 12 April
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Golf clubs at the ready for Anderson Green Ltd Leeds
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Golf clubs at the ready for Anderson Green Ltd Leeds
The wonderful team at Anderson Green Ltd in Leeds have joined together to raise funds for BTRS, following the brain tumour diagnosis of their colleague David Heraty in October last year.
Mon 20 March
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Join in the fun at No31 as we launch Flat Cap Friday 2017
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Join in the fun at No31 as we launch Flat Cap Friday 2017
As part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March, BTRS will be raising awareness through our annual Flat Cap Friday campaign. Encouraging supporters to don a flat cap and host their own fundraiser on any Friday in March.
Wed 01 March
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'I'm a student get me out of here'
This year Courtney, Megan, Hollie, Mae, Beth and Kiera, have chosen to support BTRS. After researching the shortlisted charities, they all felt passionate about fundraising for BTRS, particularly when realising how many people are diagnosed each year.
Thu 16 February
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 Summer Lane Primary School go blue for brain tumour awareness
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Summer Lane Primary School go blue for brain tumour awareness
The children at Summer Lane Primary School choose a new charity to support each year and they always select one which is poignant and close to their hearts through the suffering of a pupil, parent or staff member. 
Wed 15 February
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ASDA donation of £500 from green token scheme
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ASDA donation of £500 from green token scheme
Christine Osmond nominated BTRS for ASDA green token scheme
Fri 10 February
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Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire - Trustee Recruitment
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Brain Tumour Research & Support across Yorkshire - Trustee Recruitment
Would you like to join the board of Yorkshire's leading brain tumour charity? 
Tue 24 January
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The new home of BTRS!
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The new home of BTRS!
We have moved and are looking forward to welcoming you to No 31. 
Tue 24 January
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Schneider Electric Leeds raises £575 for brain tumour research
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Schneider Electric Leeds raises £575 for brain tumour research
Staff at Schneider Electric Leeds have been fundraising throughout 2016 for several charities.
Mon 12 December
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National Tube Stockholders continue their amazing support in 2016
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National Tube Stockholders continue their amazing support in 2016
NTS have raised over £7,200 for brain tumour research and support in 2016.
Fri 09 December
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Tony Gregory
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Tony Gregory's 30 day face painting support
Tony took on the challenge to face paint throughout November and has raised an amazing over £3,500
Wed 07 December
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NHS Confederation supports BTRS with Christmas raffle and tombola
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NHS Confederation supports BTRS with Christmas raffle and tombola
Thank you to all the staff at NHS Confederation for your great corporate support.
Wed 30 November
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Rhubarb & Custard Morley Women’s Institute Calendar launch
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Rhubarb & Custard Morley Women’s Institute Calendar launch
30 members of the Morley Women’s Institute have stripped off for a calendar to raise funds for BTRS.


Fri 02 September
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Ray Brookfield Memorial Football Match a great success
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Ray Brookfield Memorial Football Match a great success
Robert Brookfield held a charity football match in memory of his dad.
Wed 06 July
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Yorkshire Trike Tours winner Jo Moseley enjoys her Flat Cap Friday prize
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Yorkshire Trike Tours winner Jo Moseley enjoys her Flat Cap Friday prize
Great support from a Yorkshire company helping to raise awareness of brain tumour research and support.
Wed 04 May
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Michael Bank
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Michael Bank's team of walkers complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks
A team from Stanningley Rugby Club took on this enormous challenge on 2/4.
Thu 21 April
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BTRS runners in Sheffield Half Marathon
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BTRS runners in Sheffield Half Marathon
Amazing running over a hilly Sheffield route.
Thu 21 April
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Morrisons Chesterfield Bag Pack Success!
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Morrisons Chesterfield Bag Pack Success!
Thank you to all the volunteers who raised £374.99 for BTRS!
Mon 21 December
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Jack’s Journey raises £50,000!
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Jack’s Journey raises £50,000!
BTRS are delighted to announce that the Settle based fundraising group Jack’s Journey have raised a staggering £50,000 to fund research and support those affected by a brain tumour in the county.
Tue 10 November
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Atkins Family Charity Bun & Cake Sale Raises £200!
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Atkins Family Charity Bun & Cake Sale Raises £200!

Michelle Atkins and her three children have been very busy this month baking an array of very tasty looking cakes for their Charity Bun and Cake Sale which took place on Saturday 17 October at their home in Keighley.

Thu 22 October
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A second year of success for the Leeds Fundraising Committee Ball
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A second year of success for the Leeds Fundraising Committee Ball
A magical evening was had by all at this year's BTRS Masquerade Ball, raising over £10,000 for the charity.
Mon 12 October
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Lucy Harrison goes
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Lucy Harrison goes 'flipping' mad for charity
Lucy Harrison, Personal Trainer for motive8 North takes on an incredible tractor tyre flip challenge in Leeds City Centre for BTRS.
 
Mon 21 September
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Land's End to John O'Groats cycle challenge raises £2,500 for BTRS
A big well done to David Wiggins and Pete Forster on completing their epic Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle challenge
Sat 19 September
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Summer Celebration Ball raises £4k for BTRS
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Summer Celebration Ball raises £4k for BTRS
Janet Graves annual Summer Celebration ball is a success for a second year, raising £4,000 for BTRS.
Mon 14 September
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The Lemon Tree – Fundraiser tribute in memory of owner
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The Lemon Tree – Fundraiser tribute in memory of owner's sister

Owner of the Lemon Tree bistro in Tadcaster, Sharon and Neil Walsh decided to put on their own fundraiser for BTRS, in memory of Sharon's sister who sadly passed away from a brain tumour over two years ago.

Sun 09 August
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HCS puts best foot forward to raise almost £900 for BTRS
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HCS puts best foot forward to raise almost £900 for BTRS
Employees from independent heating and plumbing specialist HCS Mechanical Services has completed the York 10K – boosting funds for BTRS by almost £900.
Thu 06 August
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Incredible charity support from local Pudsey Marks & Spencer
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Incredible charity support from local Pudsey Marks & Spencer's
After selecting BTRS as their Charity of the Year back in April 2014, the team at Marks and Spencer's in Pudsey really went above and beyond with their fundraising and awareness raising.
Fri 10 July
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Summer Fair at Glusburn County Primary School
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Summer Fair at Glusburn County Primary School
Summer Fair stall at local primary school raises funds for BTRS.
Fri 10 July
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David Garbutt’s musical charity night raises over £1,100
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David Garbutt’s musical charity night raises over £1,100
David Garbutt, and a team of his family and friends, held their 4th charity night on 19/6/15 at Swillington Miners Welfare Club.  
Thu 02 July
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Mid-Summer Memories
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Mid-Summer Memories
Charities unite to raise awareness of brain tumours and walk up Mount Snowdon. 
Thu 25 June
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Supporting Each Other
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Supporting Each Other
Brain Tumour Charities take part in the Scafell Pike Challenge in support of Ellie's Fund - Brain Tumour Trust. 
Tue 05 May
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Flat Cap Friday launch
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Flat Cap Friday launch
BTRS launched their new Flat Cap Friday fundraisier as part of Brain Tumour Awareness Month on 20/3/15
Mon 30 March
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Search Laboratory
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Search Laboratory's amazing Charity of the Year support 2014
Search Laboratory (Leeds) chose BTRS as their Charity of the Year 2014 and raised a fantastic £5,378.78 throughout the year.
Fri 13 February
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Change for the Better 2015 Campaign is Launched
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Change for the Better 2015 Campaign is Launched
Throughout 2015 BTRS aim to raise an incredible £5,000 through our 'Change for the better' jam jar campaign.
Tue 27 January
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Matthew Haythornthwaite
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Matthew Haythornthwaite's 10 Marathon Challenge
Matthew Haythornthwaite is taking on a year long challenge in memory of his father, Simon Haythornthwaite.  Matthew hopes to mark the 10 year anniversary by completing 10 marathons between October 2014 -2015.  
Thu 22 January
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Yorkshire Charities Research Collaboration
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Yorkshire Charities Research Collaboration
BTRS are pleased to announce that we are co-funding a new brain tumour research project in Leeds. 
Mon 15 December
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Multi Sport Challenge completed by Alison Bell
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Multi Sport Challenge completed by Alison Bell
Alison Bell has now completed her Multi Sport Challenge and raised £2,942.36!
Tue 18 November
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Nationwide awards BTRS £5,000 Big Local funding
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Nationwide awards BTRS £5,000 Big Local funding
BTRS has been awarded £5,000 from the Big Local October votings due to your enormous support.
Mon 17 November
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Settle United FC support Jack
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Settle United FC support Jack's Journey
On Saturday 1st November members of the Settle United Football Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to local charity Jack's Journey.
Fri 14 November
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Vintage Japanese Motorbike Club continue to raise funds at their annual bike show
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Vintage Japanese Motorbike Club continue to raise funds at their annual bike show
The Vintage Japanese Motorbike Club (VJMC) West Yorkshire raised an additional £2800 at their annual motorbike event at Lotherton Hall
Thu 23 October
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Interview with Claire Bullimore about Aunty M and BTRS
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Interview with Claire Bullimore about Aunty M and BTRS
At the start of September BTRS were lucky enough to be chosen by Claire Bullimore (aka Aunty M) to be her charity of the month. 
Fri 10 October
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R N Wooler & Co Ltd and their Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
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R N Wooler & Co Ltd and their Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge
R N Wooler & Co Ltd decided to take on the challenge of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks when a work colleague and friend, Lisa, was diagnosed with a brain tumour.  
Thu 09 October
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Hollinbay
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Hollinbay's Robert Harder takes on the Great North Run
Robert Harder, owner of Hollinbay Consultancy Services Ltd, is taking part in the Great North Run on 7/9/14 to raise awareness and funds for BTRS as part of their Charity of the Year support.
Fri 05 September
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Neil Harvey‘s team take on a Tour de Force Cycle Challenge
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Neil Harvey‘s team take on a Tour de Force Cycle Challenge
The Tour de Force team have raised over £11,000 on their 10 day cycle challenge from Baildon to Bussiere-Badil in the Dordogne, France, cycling 1200kms in memory of Sam Harvey.
Thu 24 July
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Ackworth School
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Ackworth School's amazing fundraising
Ackworth Primary School have raised an amazing £1,316.56 in support of pupil Caitlin Peaker.
Wed 18 June
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Fundraising in memory of Alastair Graves
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Fundraising in memory of Alastair Graves
Janet and Chris Graves, family and friends has been fund raising for BTRS in memory of Alastair Graves, who sadly died in April 2013 from a brain tumour.
Fri 13 June
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Hollinbay Consultancy Fundraising Challenges
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Hollinbay Consultancy Fundraising Challenges
Hollinbay Consultancy Services Ltd (Leeds) are proud supporters of BTRS and taking part in various fund raising challenges to raise awareness and funds.
Fri 23 May
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Mark Edwards
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Mark Edwards' Harlow Carr Exhibition of Sue Edwards' work


An art exhibition at RHS Garden Harlow Carr displaying Sue Edwards work.
Fri 21 March
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Speaker
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Speaker's House Event 2014


BTRS representives were joined by MP Andrew Stephenson at Speaker's House Event. 
Thu 06 March
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Winter Days and Party Nights Fashion Show
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Winter Days and Party Nights Fashion Show
BTRS held their Winter Days and Party Nights Fashion Show on 6 November at the Marriott Hotel, Leeds raising over £4500.00 for Yorkshire’s leading brain tumour charity. 
Wed 04 December
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