Charity Of The Year

Brain tumours are one of Britain’s major cancer killers, and The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre are proudly supporting and raising funds for The Brain Tumour Charity, in the hope of making a change.

Everyday 30 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Brain tumours are the leading cancer killer for children and people under the age of 40, yet less than 2% of the £500 million invested in cancer research funding in the UK annually is spent on brain tumours – The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre are aiming to make a change to these statistics by hosting a variety of events and campaigns to raise direct funds and awareness for our newly nominated charity.

The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre are proud to be supporting the cause, especially as there’s a number of high profile of cases throughout the borough of Rochdale, cases such as local businessman Ken Russ, who passed away in 2015 after a tough battle with a grade four glioblastoma brain tumour. The charity dedicate themselves to people like Ken and provide practical support and information to the victim, their family and friends, as well as aiming to reduce diagnosis times and excellent research.

On Thursday 2nd March, we launched our Honesty Library, in conjunction with World Book Day and Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Shoppers are encouraged to pass on the story and kindly donate any unused books in the book bins on the Centre’s Mall area. The library consists of comfortable sofas for shoppers to take a break and indulge in a new book while leaving a small donation to The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Help us raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity