Andrew A Rawlinson

Taylan's Project

Fundraising for Brain Tumour Research
by 134 supporters
Participants: Taylan Rawlinson
Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
We fund long-term, sustainable research to find a cure for brain tumours


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Taylan Andrew Rawlinson was our beautiful 7 year old son who was sadly taken away from us on 19th August 2009. He was diagnosed with a rare incurable and inoperable brain tumour located in the brain stem called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, just 10 months before he passed away.

Taylan was a wonderful and very special boy with so much strength, courage and determination. He always made us laugh and looked after his 2 younger brothers protecting them from any harm or danger. We all love him and miss him so much.

Since Taylan's passing, it became apparent to us that we had to do something to help other families and we are now an umbrella group of Brain Tumour Research. Our goal is to raise much needed funds to help find a cure for this devastating illness whilst creating greater national awareness.

Brain tumours are forgotten when it comes to allocating funds for research and the progress is very slow. Just 14% survive beyond five years compared to 50% for all cancers. Brain tumours can affect anyone and are increasingly affecting the younger population and there are very few treatment options and nothing even close to a cure.

Research into brain tumours receives less than 1% of the national spend on cancer research in the UK. Yet more children and people under the age of 40 in the UK die of a brain tumour than any other cancer. We learnt this the hard way and the price we had to pay was losing Taylan.

Any donations would be much appreciated and you can also set up your own fundraising page in memory of Taylan through

So far, we have raised over £100,000 for Brain Tumour Research with the help of many incredible fundraisers and supporters. Thank you so much.

To see who has raised money for us and to read their stories, please visit our website

If you decide to set up a fundraising page, we would love to hear about it so we could include you and your event on our website. Please contact us via

Thank you so much

The Rawlinson's

About the charity

Brain Tumour Research

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RCN England and Wales 1153487, Scotland SC046840
Brain tumours kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer. Just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this disease. We are a leading voice calling for support and action for research into what is called the last battleground against cancer.

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