Welcome to the John King Brain Tumour Foundation
We are a registered charity supporting the Atkinson Morley Wing of St George’s Hospital to treat brain diseases and disorders. With your support, we are fundraising for surgical equipment and research not currently funded by the NHS and also the McKissock Ward roof garden which the foundation maintains.
Saving lives with cutting-edge research
Our charity works with a simple vision: to improve the outcomes for patients with brain diseases and disorders. Our mission is to make a tangible difference by fundraising to encourage further research and advanced treatments.
brain tumours are diagnosed annually in the UK. Your donation will help us fund pioneering research that could save the lives of thousands of diagnosed patients.
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive brain tumour in adults. Only 20% of diagnosed patients will survive for more than one year, and just 3% of patients survive more than three years.
Less than 2%
Less than 2% of government funding for brain tumour medical research goes into surgical discipline, but a third of hospital admissions involve surgery.
Explore our latest achievements
Described by The Caterer Magazine as “one of the hospitality industry’s most highly respected chefs”, John King's brave fight with glioblastoma served as the inspiration for the foundation of our unique charity.
In February 2019, our fundraising enabled us to purchase a £150,000 state-of-the-art Zeiss microscope. We're proud that in 2021, we have also been able to purchase another microscope for St George's Hospital.