Bright Sparks meet to share experiences, provide support to each other, welcome various guest speakers and enjoy social evenings with refreshments.
It can be very frightening when someone close to you is diagnosed with a brain tumour, and being able to meet and talk to others who have been through similar treatments and experiences is a great help.
Our meetings are not just for those who have been diagnosed with a brain tumour.
Many of the group are carers and relatives who want to meet and talk to people who understand what they are going through. As well as mutual support, we aim to give our members information or access to organisations that can help them.
Specialist brain tumour nurses attend occasional meetings and are able to provide a link with the clinical work at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
Information, including booklets, can usually be provided about:
- NHS treatments and medical advice (including personal experiences of how these have worked)
- Homeopathic or alternative treatments
- Nutrition and dietary advice
- Welfare and benefits entitlements
Global Information on the various types of brain tumour is provided by registered charities while we are a voluntary organisation trying to raise enough money to pay for our venue and running expenses. We are not a registered charity and we do all of our own fundraising through sponsorship, donations or coffee mornings.
Meetings are informal and free to attend so if you would like to come along please contact us.