The National Brain Appeal raises much-needed funds for The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the Institute of Neurology (jointly known as Queen Square). The National Hospital is one of the world’s leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with a wide range of neurological and neuromuscular conditions including multiple sclerosis (MS), brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, migraine and head injury.
More than 12.5 million people in the UK (that’s one in six) are affected by a neurological disorder – from birth, through illness or brain injury. This is more than the number of people affected by cancer, coronary heart disease and diabetes combined.
The charity was set up in 1984, and in that time more than £40m has been raised for innovative projects driving pioneering clinical research, access to the latest technology to provide expert diagnosis and, of course, the training of tomorrow’s leading scientists and clinicians. These projects include the creation of the UK’s first dedicated brain tumour unit, the Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases and the Dementia Research Centre. You can read more about these projects and our other fundraising campaigns here.