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Charity holds first Southampton meet-up for young adults living with a brain tumour

THE Brain Tumour Charity is holding a meet-up for people aged 16-30 who are living with a brain tumour in Southampton on Saturday (February 22) – the first it has held in the city.


Organised by the charity’s young adults service https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/get-support/young-adult-service/ the event will give people the opportunity to connect with others facing similar challenges as they navigate their “new normal” after diagnosis and beyond.


The charity’s young adults service manager, Emma Wood, said: “Getting the news you have a brain tumour is devastating and life-changing.

“Again and again, we hear from young adults that they feel alone and isolated after their diagnoses as they come to terms with the physical and emotional impact on their lives.

“We strive to make sure that no-one has to feel alone and a huge part of that is our regular young adults meet-ups across the UK, where they can meet other people who “get it.”

“They can also join our closed Facebook group to chat, share experiences and support each other.

And our Young Ambassadors, who are all personally affected by a brain tumour, are also a fantastic source of support.”


The meet-up starts at escape room, Locked In A Room, Unit 11c Portland Terrace, West Quay Shopping Centre at 11.40am, followed by lunch at Zizzi around 1.30pm.


The Brain Tumour Charity – which is holding The Big Bake https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/get-involved/big-bake/in Brain Tumour Awareness Month (BTAM) throughout March to raise money for research – is the UK’s largest dedicated brain tumour charity, funding pioneering research, raising awareness of symptoms to reduce diagnosis time and supporting people living with brain tumours so they can have the best quality of life possible.


If you would like to go along to Saturday’s event,  please sign up here:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/young-adults-meet-up-southampton-tickets-85766547051


For more information about The Brain Tumour Charity’s young adults services, visit:https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/living-with-a-brain-tumour/get-support/young-adult-service/



Picture credit: The Brain Tumour Charity

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