Brain Tumour Ireland host programme of events to support children with brain tumours

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Irish charity Brain Tumour Ireland is hosting a series of online events for children who have received a brain tumour diagnosis and their families. The events are taking place as part of the annual Brain Tumour Awareness Week (19th – 23rd October).

The online programme includes:

  • Monday, 19th October at 11.30am: The Impact on Siblings When a Child in the Home is Sick with Peter Hanlon PhD, Journey Through Loss.
  • Tuesday, 20th October at 11.30am: Talking to Children about Bereavement and Loss with Maura Keating, Irish Childhood Bereavement Network.
  • Wednesday, 21st October at 11am: The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself as a Parent’ with Bryan Nolan, Training & Facilitation Consultant Specialising in Grief and Loss.
  • Thursday 22nd October at 3.00pm: Barretstown Live: Activity Extravaganza! - An Hour of Games and Activities with the Barretstown Gang.
  • Friday 23rd October:  #WearAHatDay.  Brain Tumour Ireland is calling on people to don their favourite hat and donate €4 by texting BTI to 50300. This year, Brain Tumour Ireland has partnered with milliner Michelle Treacy, who is donating a bespoke hat as a prize for the ‘Best Selfie’ posted on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag ‘#WearAHatDay’. 

All events are free to attend and places can be booked by emailing

Approximately 60 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year in Ireland. This year, Brain Tumour Ireland developed a new section of the website ( dedicated to providing information and resources for families of children living with brain tumours, and a place to hear and share experiences of and with other families experiencing the same diagnosis and challenges.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
15th Oct, 2020
Expiry Date
23rd Oct, 2020