Our volunteer team

On this page we are sharing stories from our team of volunteers so that you can meet some of them, find out why they help Brain Tumour Support and what volunteering means to them. Come back throughout Volunteers' Week, 1st-7th June as we add new stories to the page.

And if you have a volunteering story of your own that you would like to share with us please tell us here.

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Gavin - Volunteer Co-ordinator

We are delighted to introduce a new member of the Brain Tumour Support staff team, Gavin Davies, who is now working as our Volunteer Co-ordinator. If you're interesting in volunteering for BTS he's the man to speak to!

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Volunteer Ellen 

Ellen was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma in 2015 and since then has made a massive contribution in her volunteering role within Brain Tumour Support.

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Volunteer Jeanette 

Jeanette has been volunteering with Brain Tumour Support since 2016, and living with the impact of her own brain tumour diagnosis gives her the motivation to help others experiencing the same challenges.

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Volunteer Sharon 

Sharon started volunteering for Brain Tumour Support in late 2020 having attended face-to-face support groups prior to the pandemic. She had been an NHS nurse for 32 years when she was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain tumour in September 2019.

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Volunteer Di

In February 2020 Di’s life changed overnight with the news that she had a brain tumour. Di connected with local people online through the Cornwall Brain Tumour Support group, and after six months she also started volunteering.