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Ellie's Fund video

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'Ellie's Fund' was initially set up under the umbrella of 'Ali's Dream' - children's brain tumour research charity. In September 2010 Ellie's Fund became a registered charity. Our registered charity number is 1138359. The trustees are: Jason and Heather Othick (Ellie's step-dad, and mum), Helene Anderson Tina Boden Stephanie Kirk Shaun Tymon Statistics Did you know that: •16,000 people each year in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour • •20% of all cancers now spread to the brain • •More men under the age of 45 and women under the age of 35 die from a brain tumour than any other cancer • •While the five-year survival rate for many cancers is over 50% and rising to over 90% for some cancers, for brain tumours, the five year survival rate for men is 14.1% and women is now 13.8% • •Brain tumours are the most common solid tumour found in children and they have overtaken leukaemia as the biggest cancer killer of children in the UK • •The number of children dying from a brain tumour in 2007 was 33% higher than in 2001; child deaths from leukaemia were 39% lower than in 2001 • •Brain tumour research receives less than 1% (0.7%) of cancer research spending in the UK • •The amount the government has spent on cancer research related to brain tumours in 2007-8 is half the 'official' figure of £970,000 from the Medical Research Council Of the 16,000 people a year that are diagnosed with a brain tumour, 6,400 (40%) are primary tumours originating in the brain while the remaining are secondary tumours which have spread to the brain from primary tumours at other sites of the body. Indeed around 25% of all cancers spread to the brain. Adults and children who do survive are left with side effects which affect them for the rest of their lives. Further information can also be found at www.braintumourresearch.org Here are our objectives: 1. To promote, support and ensure publication of research into the causes and treatment of brain tumours and; 2. With particular emphasis on children and young people, to provide grants and financial assistance to provide equipment, facilities and other support for the benefit of sufferers of brain tumours and other cancers, their families and carers. The family feel that although nothing will ever bring Ellie back - or 'make it OK', that at least if there are people trying to DO SOMETHING about it, it will make the incredibly painful loss of Ellie slightly easier to bear. Visit www.elliesfund.com