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Upcoming Fundraisers

Climb Kilimanjaro 2020

Join our breathtaking 11-day expedition up the highest mountain in Africa. 

Charity Skydive 2019

We raised £9,500 for St George's Hospital. Read more about our charity skydive below.

Raising money to make a difference

Less than 2% of government funding for brain tumour medical research goes into surgical discipline. Join our upcoming fundraising events and find out how our recent fundraisers have helped make a difference for brain tumour patients across the UK.

 

Climb Kilimanjaro - 27th February - 8th March 2020

From Thursday 27th February 2020 - Sunday 8th March 2020

Join Holly King and climb Mount Kilimanjaro for a challenge you'll never forget. Help us raise funds to advance the treatment and research of brain tumours!

Ready to climb? Grab your hiking boots and take a fantastically rewarding trek up the highest mountain in Africa: Mount Kilimanjaro.

Join our trek past beautiful glaciers and ravines as we admire the awe-inspiring Tanzanian landscape before reaching Kilimanjaro's summit, all aided by the highly acclaimed expeditions organisation, 360 Expeditions.

We'll offer bespoke, personalised support for your fundraising climb, including a Welcome Pack featuring a fundraising handbook and training plans, one-to-one support for your fundraiser, and a John King Brain Tumour Foundation t-shirt. 

Details of your expedition:
  • You'll be trekking along the Lemosho route, involving seven days of trekking within an 11-day trip in Tanzania.

  • Training to help you on your travels.

  • Approximately 12-18 kilometres of walking per day.

  • A registration fee of £500.

  • Different funding options to provide flexibility for the funding of your trip and to help you raise money. We'll be there every step of the way!

All participants must be at least 18 years of age to partake in the event.

Please contact Alison Houghton for more information and to get signed-up.

Email: events@jkbtf.org.uk  Call: 07931 316278

Important Information

A registration fee of £500 is required to participate. You must be 18 years or older to register for the event, and must be fit and able to do some training. For more information about 360 Expeditions and their ethical travel policies, please visit their website.

 

Our Previous Fundraisers

John King Brain Tumour Foundation Charity - Skydive

Charity Skydive Event

20th October 2019 at Headcorn Aerodrome

Skydivers jump to it to raise £9,500 for the neurosurgical department at St. George’s Hospital, Atkinson Morley Wing.

A team of 9 made a leap of faith as aerial dare-devils in the first skydive in aid of the John King Brain Tumour Foundation.

The group took the plunge from 12,000 ft above the Kent countryside free falling at 120mph, each in tandem with an instructor from Jump Headcorn, raising more than £9,500.00.

John King’s wife Laura who is Chair of the charity said: 

“The Team Skydive event was absolutely brilliant. I was delighted to be joined on the jump by 8 people so dedicated to helping us that they gave up their rest day to skydive out of a plane at 12,000ft is just incredible, and between us we have raised more than £9,500 in sponsorship. That is just amazing."

 

St.George's staff members, Mary Normile, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuro-Oncology and Ian BickertonTeam leader neurosurgical theatres bravely participated in the skydive. “ We were delighted to be able to support the John King Brain Tumour Foundation and help raise funds towards a new microscope. We see first-hand the difference the state of the art surgical microscopes make to the quality of patient care. It has far exceeded expectations, enabling our surgeons to operate in ways they could once only dream of. To continue to offer this high standard of care for more patients additional microscopes of advanced calibre are required.”

John King Brain Tumour Foundation Charity - Skydive

Golf Day - Burhill Golf Club

Charity fundraiser event on 13th June, 2019

John King Brain Tumour Foundation Charity - Golf Day 2019

Our 2019 Charity Golf Day was a huge success, with the exclusive event raising an incredible £15,000.

On arrival players enjoyed delicious bacon sandwiches, then the 19 teams of golfers made their way around Burhill’s ‘Old Course’ designed by the legendary Scottish golf architect, Willy Park, opened in 1905 and regularly voted amongst Britain’s top 100 golf courses and famous for its fast and treacherous greens.

After 18 holes in the glorious sunshine, guests enjoyed a superb dinner and a live auction with an array of fantastic prizes including a Roja Dove personal fragrance experience and a stay at Chalet Le Yeti in Meribel and a golf stay at Trump Turnberry. We were also delighted to welcome our guest speaker, Steve Rider, multi-award winning presenter and one of the most experienced sports presenters on British TV.

John King Brain Tumour Foundation Charity - Golf Day 2019
John King Brain Tmou Foundation Charity - Golf Day 2019

Join our 2020 Charity Golf Day!

We will be hosting our 3rd Charity Golf Day at Woburn Golf Course . We would love for you to join us! To book your place, please contact Laura King at laura@jkbtf.co.uk.