Brain Tumour Support are thrilled to announce that comedian and TV star Joel Dommett and his wife, model Hannah Cooper, are now Ambassadors for the charity.
Joel and Hannah have raised funds for Brain Tumour Support on a number of occasions over the past two years, but it was when Hannah's mum was sadly diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2020 that the impact of Brain Tumour Support’s work became very personal.
Hannah explained, “Knowing that Brain Tumour Support is there to guide and support has really helped to sustain us through some very difficult days. Until you’re faced with this experience it’s hard to comprehend just how much there is to take on board, for mum and for all the family, and the range of emotions you go through.”
Joel said, "It really hits you for six, it’s incredibly tough, and if we’d had to deal with that just by ourselves I think it would have been a hundred times worse."
Both Joel and Hannah have been shocked by the number of people affected by brain tumours each year, and the lack of funding and support available to help them through what can be a traumatic and isolating experience. As Joel explained, “It was very surprising and out of the blue, and very scary. And Brain Tumour Support have been brilliant through it all, in terms of communications with the medical teams, helping us work through our emotions. It’s really important to have someone to talk to, and to understand that you’re not alone.”
Joel and Hannah are aiming to make more people aware that brain tumours are a condition which can affect anyone and want to help Brain Tumour Support secure the funds it needs to reach more people in the future.
Tina Mitchell Skinner, CEO and Founder of Brain Tumour Support, said, “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Joel and Hannah as Brain Tumour Support Ambassadors, and it is wonderful to be able to announce this during Brain Tumour Awareness Month. We particularly appreciate their commitment through such an anxious time for Hannah and all her family. We are incredibly grateful for everything that Joel and Hannah have already done in raising both funds and awareness for our work, and we look forward to working with them alongside our many loyal supporters.”