The National Brain Appeal raises much-needed funds for The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery and the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology - together 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 stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain cancer, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, migraine and dementia.

More than14.7million 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 £45m 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. Some of the projects we’ve recently funded include the creation of a pioneering, high-intensity rehabilitation programme for patients with aphasia; an acute interventional neuroradiology service for stroke; and, a clinical trial to find new treatments and increase survival rates for patients with glioblastoma – one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer. You can read more about these projects and our other fundraising campaigns here.

How you can help 

It is no exaggeration to say that we really couldn’t do this without the help of our supporters. Please help us to help others today: