University Hospitals Birmingham Charity

The Giles' Trust

The Giles' Trust was set up in 2015 by England cricketer Ashley Giles and his wife, Stine, to raise money to fund vital brain tumour research at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Make a donation and help to change lives today.
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Story

The Giles Trust Brain Tumour Fund was born out of a determination to help fund one of the most under-funded areas of cancer research in the UK.

In 2006, England cricketer Ashley Giles rushed back from Australia, where he had been part of the Ashes team, to be with his wife, Stine, who had been diagnosed with a brain tumour. She underwent treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), but six years later, another two tumours were found and she became one of the first people in the country to be treated by the TomoTherapy machine. Without this revolutionary piece of equipment, treatment options were limited, but she promised that if her treatment went well and her prognosis was good, she would dedicate herself to raising money to help brain tumour research. The pioneering therapy worked and three years later, in 2015 she and Ashley launched the charity.

Since 2015, we have funded a full-time research nurse at the University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB), which is revolutionising the availability and delivery of clinical research in neuro-oncology at the hospital. As a result, we have also successfully lobbied the NHS to fund a second research nurse post.

The charity continues to grow in strength and has recently invested in Artificial Intelligence, a Surgical Navigational System and a Nexstim Brain Scanner.

With your help we can continue to raise vital funds for further research, much-needed equipment and support for brain tumour patients.

The impact from the Giles Trust at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) has been incredible. The contribution from the charity has significantly impacted on the delivery of the highest standard of care in this patient group. The benefits of the Giles Trust donations have been felt by patients and staff. - Dr Sara Meade. Oncology Consultant, University Hospitals Birmingham.

Together, we want to make a difference by funding brain tumour research.

Together, we can save more lives.

About the charity

University Hospitals Birmingham Charity supports four hospitals in Birmingham - Queen Elizabeth, Heartlands, Good Hope, and Solihull. We support the patients, families and staff at our hospitals by providing 'added extras' that are over and above those which are provided by the NHS.

Donation summary

Total raised
£145,031.83
+ £23,137.60 Gift Aid
Online donations
£127,102.83
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£362.00
Donations via fundraisers
£144,669.83

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