March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month

Mar 6, 2023 | News

It is Brain Tumour Awareness Month in March and we wanted to tell you about 8-year-old James who we recently did a wish for. James has Ependymoma which is a type of tumour that can form in the brain or spinal cord.

He adores his iPad which his mum tells us has been so helpful; “He used it every day during his treatment to play music from his playlist, to keep in touch with family and friends and to watch videos and play games.”

James and his family spent 7 weeks in Manchester while he had radiotherapy at The Proton Beam Center. He has recovered really well from his surgery and is doing a phased return back to school which has been going well.

Since we started 11 years ago, we have delivered more than 3,200 wishes for children like James. If you’d like to know more or to donate, please visit

Every donation, whatever size, helps a seriously unwell child


Current data suggests that 12 children and young people are diagnosed with cancer every day, and that 1,900 children under the age of 14 in the UK are diagnosed each year.

More children are diagnosed with a range of other, often rare, conditions and illnesses that are also life-threatening.

Molly Ollys is committed to helping as many of these children and their families as possible, and works hard to raise the necessary funds to be able to help those who contact us.

You can help us do this by making a donation, joining in with our fundraising events, running your own events, using Give as You Live when you are shopping, and by leaving a legacy in your will. Please visit our How you can help page to find out more.