The Fund
Graeme on Mount Kilimanjaro June 2004 On a Fund raising trek for SCOPE


Team Graeme was set up shortly after Graeme was diagnosed with his brain tumour. The official colour of Team Graeme is orange since this was the colour of the shirts worn by Graeme’s five-a-side football team. Team Graeme included relatives, friends and work colleagues. They all supported Graeme from the initial diagnosis, throughout his treatment and right up until he died.



Team Graeme is now raising funds for research into brain tumours in memory of Graeme. In February 2007 we set up an umbrella fund raising group of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust (SDBTT). The SDBTT is now known as The Brain Tumour Charity. The SDBTT was set up in 1997 by the parents of Samantha Dickson who died from a brain tumour aged 16. The charity's objective is to find a cure for childhood and adult Brain Tumours through funding research. It also offers support, hope and information to patients and their carers.

The Brain Tumour Charity has become the largest brain tumour support charity and single funder of laboratory based, brain tumour research in the United Kingdom. It is also known and respected overseas as an important oragnisation in brain tumour research funding.

For more information about brain tumours and full details of the charity please click here. The Brain Tumour Charity

Research Successes for SDBTT

In June 2008 SDBTT announced the opening of the Samantha Dickson Brain Cancer Unit at University College London that will be dedicated to research into brain tumours. The Unit was opened by Earl Spencer, Patron of the Charity. In September 2008 Keith Turner and Jackie Wearn visited the unit as part of an SDBTT Umbrella Group get together.

On October 21st 2008 SDBTT announced the start of a new research study into childhood medulloblastoma brain tumours at Newcastle University. A cheque for £44,100 was presented by Jonny Wilkinson to the research team at the University and the launch was attended by Anne, Keith and Rachel Turner.
There was excellent media coverage and local TV news items can be seen by visiting the following links:

BBC Look North

ITV North East Today

The event was very inspirational and made everyone realise that the efforts of all our fund raising are worthwhile. Although raising millions of pounds would be fantastic every penny raised is important.
For more details about these stories please visit the web site of the Brain Tumour Charity. The encouraging point to take from the Newcastle story is that all the money that we collect is already producing results into better treatments for brain tumours.

SDBTT Graham Turner Fund

Click on the logo to go the SDBTT Graeme Turner Fund page


The Brain Tumour Charity

Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road,Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7PA

Telephone 01252 749 041

Registered Charity no. 1150054 (England and Wales) SC045081 (Scotland) Company no. 08266522