Mairi Callaghan

Shaving my hair to raise money for The Smile of Arran Trust

Fundraising for The Smile of Arran Trust
£2,165
raised of £1,500 target
The Smile of Arran Trust

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RCN 1161262
We fundraise and provide grants to support children with brain tumours

Story

The Smile of Arran is a UK based charity that supports children and families who have been affected by a brain tumour. The charity was created in memory of an extremely inspiring young man, Arran Tosh, who devastatingly lost his life to a brain tumour aged 13. The Smile of Arran works alongside the Brain Tumour Charity to support pioneering research into new treatments and bettering the understanding of brain cancers. 

On 7th February this year I will be shaving my hair off to raise money for The Smile of Arran Trust. I will also be donating my hair to The Little Princess Trust where it will be made into a wig for a child that is battling cancer. 

I am a student paediatric nurse and have recently completed a placement in the oncology ward where I met lots of inspiring children and young people. I seen first hand the difference that the various charities make for the children and their families which is what encouraged me to donate what I can. I chose the Smile of Arran Trust because it is a charity which is close to my heart. 

Any donation you can give, no matter how big or small, is massively appreciated! Thank you. 


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About the charity

The Smile of Arran Trust

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RCN 1161262
The Smile of Arran Trust is a children's brain tumour charity that was set up in memory of an extraordinary and inspiring young man Arran Tosh who lost his life to a brain tumour at age 13 In furthering the charities objects, we have partnered with two national charities. Firstly to provide funding for brain tumour and brain cancer research, the Brain Tumour Charity has created the Smile of Arran Fund that supports pioneering research to find new treatments, improve understanding, increase survival rates and bring us closer to a cure. Our primary goal is to provide financial assistance to children and their families that have been affected by a brain tumour. It is only in going through the trauma of losing a child to a brain tumour that you begin to understand some of the diverse issues surrounding children and families affected by brain tumours or brain cancer. To this end, our partnership with Young Lives Vs Cancer and the Arran’s Grant, is to provide financial assistance to children and their families whose life has been affected by a brain tumour. We additionally support local communities by providing funding for Music Therapy at Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge and the Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity. The Smile of Arran is now dedicated to fundraising and awarding grants for music therapy to assist children's recovery in hospital

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,165.00
+ £313.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,165.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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