The Charities

Charlie’s Challenge was established in 1993 by Charlie Boutwood’s parents and became a charity in 1995. Its aim is to improve the outlook for children diagnosed with brain tumours. The inspiration behind its formation is Charlie, who was diagnosed as having a malignant brain tumour at 20 months.

Against the odds, Charlie made a remarkable recovery and now leads a normal life thanks to the dedicated care and treatment he received.

However, many other children have not been so fortunate and much more research is needed to cure this dreadful disease.

Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer... yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease.

Charlie’s Challenge is a member charity of Brain Tumour Research.

Brain Tumour Research is building a network of experts in sustainable research at dedicated Centres of Excellence whilst influencing the Government and larger cancer charities to invest more nationally.

They are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours and are a leading voice calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer.

Please give generously.

Thank you very much.


The money raised will help us continue our work, which includes:

  1. Funding research into better ways to diagnose, treat and cure prostate cancer.
  2. Providing vital services to support men and their families during and after treatment.
  3. Campaigning on the behalf of men to ensure their needs are met.

Research into prostate cancer and services for men with the disease have been badly underfunded. Meanwhile, more and more men are getting diagnosed every year and it’s predicted that prostate cancer will be the most common cancer in the UK by 2030.

With your help we’ll be able to make a real difference to the thousands of men affected by the disease each year. The money you raise will revolutionise the way we detect and treat prostate cancer as well as helping to provide vital services for men with the disease.

We receive no government funding and so rely entirely on you and our Men United team to raise funds and awareness to help us in the fight against prostate cancer.