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Celebrating a landmark anniversary at The National

2010 marked The National’s 150th and The National Brain Appeal’s 25th anniversaries. We celebrated with a host of special events, reflecting on past successes as well as looking forward to the future. Hundreds of people – including London’s Mayor Boris Johnson – streamed through our doors as part of an anniversary open day which showcased the range of services and treatments we offer.

During his visit, the Mayor unveiled a plaque to commemorate the start of works in the new Molly Lane Fox Unit, the dedicated ward and assessment centre for Brain Tumour patients which has since been completed and opened in early 2011.

Then on Saturday 26th June more than 2,500 visitors joined us for live music, dancing, side-stalls and games and a Victorian Hospital Tent at Fayre on the Square, a community event held on Brunswick Square.

Our enormous thanks go to all186 volunteers, including staff, patients and friends, who helped out with the Fayre. The event would not have been possible without their help – and we particularly appreciated the efforts of those who dressed in Victorian costume!

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