Headsmart card at one of our events


Thank you for taking the first step in supporting us. The fact that you are reading this means that you are now aware of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Awareness is so important which is why we continue to share our Alfie’s story.

During our events, we hand out the HeadSmart symptom cards to help highlight the symptoms of Childhood brain tumours. If you would like some symptom cards or a sponsor pack for an upcoming event, then please contact us.

100% of every £1 raised for Alfie Bear's Journey Fund goes directly to The Brain Tumour Charity to help children affected by a DIPG tumour. The Brain Tumour Charity do not use any of the money raised through us for admin or fundraising costs.

Why Support Us?

We were just normal parents that never thought anything like cancer could or would happen to our child, until it did. To be told "Nothing more can be done for your child" is simply heart wrenching. We found ourselves scouring the internet for someone, anyone who could offer our little boy a cure or at least a treatment that may give him a chance but there was just nothing available for him. How could this be? 

Every 9 days, a UK child will be diagnosed with DIPG. These children currently face the same prognosis as our Alfie did in 2013. DIPG is both inoperable and incurable and the median survival time for children with a DIPG is sadly just 9 months.

Brain tumours are the biggest Cancer killer of children and young adults in the UK, with 450 children being diagnosed with a brain tumour every year. Over £500 million is spent on Cancer Research every year and yet less than 2% of UK funding goes towards Brain Tumour Research.

Each year, The Brain Tumour Charity invest over £2.5million into world-class brain tumour research covering both lab and clinical research. Alfie Bear's Journey Fund aims to help them in the fight against childhood brain tumours, specifically DIPG by raising awareness and funds for research to help children affected by a DIPG tumour.

Our Alfie Bear was a little fighter and together we will continue his fight for future children and their families. #childrencantfightcanceralone


Our Alfie supporting bandana day

Fundraising Ideas

There are many ways in which you can fundraise for Alfie Bear's Journey Fund or perhaps you already have an idea in mind. Here are just some of the wonderful things that our supporters have done to give you some inspiration for your own challenge.

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SNOWDON Challenge

Dave, Kelvin and the Paneltex team have taken on many Snowdon challenges for us.

If you want to take in the breathtaking views while supporting a good cause, you can apply here.

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The Great North Run

Kirsty has completed many running challenges for us, One of which was The Great North Run.

If you fancy taking on this annual half marathon for us, you can apply here. 

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Tough Mudder

Victoria, Rachel, David, Alex and Charlotte teamed up in their bear ears and took on The Tough Mudder Half for us. 

If you want to take on the worlds best muddy run and obstacle course for us then sign up here.

Join our team page

To join our team page first you need to sign up to JustGiving and create your fundraising page where you can add your event name and photo's etc. Please select The Brain Tumour Charity as your chosen charity.

Once you have completed all that, you can then go onto Alfie Bear's Team page and click to join, this will automatically add your new fundraising page to our team page. Now you are a member of Alfie's Journey Fund Team and can share your link with all your friends.

Please feel free to share your link on our Facebook page too and let us know how you are getting on.