The UK's first rehabiliation service for children with brain tumours.


What is Brainbow?


Launched in 2013, Brainbow is a partnership between three independent charities - Anna's Hope, Joshua Tarrant Trust and Tom's Trust (Camille's Appeal, Founder Charity is now closed) working with Addenbrooke's Hospital to fund and provide rehabilitation service in the East of England for all children with Brain Tumours. 


The service consists of a multi-diciplinary team which includes Specialist Teacher, funded by Joshua Tarrant Trust

Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist funded by Anna's Hope

Clinical Psychology funded by Tom's Trust. The team is supported by admin and management - funded by Joshua Tarrant Trust as well as a clinical lead.

Brainbow is part of the paediatric oncology and haematology department.


What does Brainbow do?

  • Brainbow's aim is to help children with brain tumours reach their full potential.
  • Brainbow provides coordinated specialist neuro-rehabilitation assessment and treatment for children and young people with brain tumours.
  • Brainbow is able to provide children with brain tumours with specialist rehabilitation suport and continuity of care throughout their journey i.e. from their diagnosis, during their hospital admission and beyond (outpatients appointments.


Who does Brainbow see?

  • Brainbow sees children previously and newly diagnosed with a brain tumour.
  • Children under the age of 16, in the East of England.
  • Children with brain tumours are referred from all parts of the East of England. 


What are the referral criteria

  • All patients referred to the neuro-oncology service at Addenbrooke's will automatically receive input from Brainbow

Brainbow Team Funded by Joshua Tarrant Trust

Heather Mephem (left) Specialist Teacher, Lucy Pearson (middle) Administrative Assistant, Laura Howden (right) Service Delivery Manager.

Proud Day For Co-Founders

Joshua Tarrant Tust announced as the fourth partnership charity of Brainbow. 


Sean Tarrant Co-founder, Denise Tarrant Co-founder, Amos Bruke Clinic Lead, Elisabeth Christie Project Coordinator.

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