We have been spending the last few months planning and preparing for our Odyssey of Love evening and now the event is almost upon us.
In a night of drama, passion and love, pianist Lucy Parham will reunite with actors Joanna David and Martin Jarvis and bring to life the music and words of the composer Franz Liszt.
Drawing together strands of Liszt’s life through sound and word, Lucy has created a programme that paints a portrait of the composer in a scrapbook of his music and writing. As a figure, Liszt is preceded by a scandalous reputation of multiple mistresses and it is said that he drove women wild with hysteria when they caught a glimpse of him. Indeed, when we spoke to Lucy she described Liszt as “the Tom Jones of the nineteenth-century” and recounted stories where women fought over his discarded cigar butts and treasured his locks of hair. Read more
Thank you to everyone who went online and made a donation during the Christmas Challenge week. We’re delighted to say that we received almost £20,000 in donations. With matched funding from our Big Give sponsor, Candis, and our pledges, the total raised from the Challenge now stands at over £38,000. Read more
The National Brain Appeal’s race evening is a firm favourite with supporters with auction lots including diamonds, Disney passes and days out. Read more
TV hospital met real hospital when on 24 June, actors Julian Rhind-Tutt and Stephen Mangan (from Channel 4’s surreal hospital comedy series ‘Green Wing’) hosted The National Brain Appeal’s first ever quiz night. Read more
The Molly Lane Fox Unit opens at The National Hospital thanks to The National Brain Appeal. The NHS will take a major step in improving the care of patients with brain cancer with the opening of the UK’s first dedicated brain tumour unit at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, part of University College Hospitals London NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH).
The National Brain Appeal, the charity that supports the hospital by funding clinical posts, cutting edge technology, infrastructure and research, has invested a total of £2.5 million in the unit and brain cancer service. Read more