Every year, more than 11,400 people in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour – that’s 31 a day. Audit Scotland has spent two years supporting The Brain Tumour Charity to fundraise and raise awareness of the organisation’s vital research. The charity’s Katie Mosses, corporate partnership manager, reflects on the contribution of Audit Scotland since 2017. ‘We are The Brain Tumour Charity and we’re committed to saving and improving lives – we’re moving further and faster to help every single person affected by a brain tumour. We know we can’t do this alone, and thanks to the support of Audit Scotland, we’re a step closer to our vision of a world where brain tumours are defeated.
Since January 2017, the Audit Scotland team have thrown themselves into making a difference, raising over £14,000 for our life-saving work during our partnership. From pounding the streets in marathon relays, to hosting cake sales and quiz nights, the team have shown exceptional passion and commitment to our cause.
However, our partnership has been more than just fundraising. The team have volunteered their time to help at events, donated hundreds of gifts to our Brainy Bag appeal, donated meeting space at their offices in Edinburgh, and raised extensive awareness across their social media channels. With members of the team directly affected by our cause, the Audit Scotland team recognised that they could use their skills and experience to raise awareness of our work in Scotland, making a direct impact on local people affected by a brain tumour.
One of my highlights of our partnership was joining the Edinburgh team and a local after-school club to pack The Brainy Bags. Seeing a business unite with schoolpupils to help children and young people affected by a brain was particularly heart-warming and very special moment for everyone involved.
It’s been a real privilege working alongside the Audit Scotland team. Throughout our partnership, the team have strived to make a difference to everyone affected by a brain tumour.