About The Foundation

  • Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40

  • 10 children and teenagers are diagnosed with a brain tumour every week in the UK.

  • Less than 2% of cancer research funding in the UK is spent on brain tumours


Shortly before I retired from rugby, I met an immensely courageous and selfless 15-year-old boy called Joss Rowley Stark. Joss was living with cancer and sadly, just over a year after I first met him, he passed away.

I learnt from Joss that when a child is seriously ill, anything that lifts a family out of their daily routine and allows them to spend time together doing something special can have a lasting impact.

After meeting The Brain Tumour Charity and hearing that brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40, Annie and I knew that we wanted to do something to give hope to families affected.

We set up The Lewis Moody Foundation in 2014 to raise money to fund vital research into brain tumours, reduce diagnosis times through the HeadSmart campaign and give families affected much needed respite and the chance to create special memories.

Since we started The Foundation we have seen families we have come to know well lose their loved ones. Experiencing such devastation makes us even more determined to do whatever we can. Raising awareness, helping families create memories, and contributing towards the ground breaking research to, one day, find a cure. 

But we simply can’t do this without you. We need you to join us and take on the challenge to beat brain tumours. Thank you from us and from all the families that have been impacted now and in the future by the money raised through The Lewis Moody Foundation.


Visit our Get Involved section or get in touch to find out what you can do.

Lewis and Annie Moody

The Brain Tumour Charity

The Brain Tumour Charity is at the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours, making a difference every day to the lives of people with a brain tumour and their families.


They fund pioneering research to increase survival, raise awareness of the symptoms and effects of brain tumours and provide support for everyone affected to improve quality
of life.


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