St Augustine's gives backing to Brain Tumour Support charity

Published on: 29 Jan 2018


EVERY year, the St Augustine’s community in Downend runs events to raise money for a national and an international charity. 

This year, the UK charity is very local - a Bristol charity founded by Tina Mitchell Skinner. Tina set up Brain Tumour Support in memory of her husband Paul Mitchell after he died of a high grade brain tumour in 2003. 

Tina, who worked in training and development for a leading building society, has grown and shaped the charity into what it is today.

Brain Tumour Support is dedicated to providing support for patients, families and carers so that no-one feels alone after being diagnosed with a brain tumour. 

It provides tailored and specialist information, guidance and emotional support for as long as it is needed.

The charity is close to the heart of the St Augustine’s community which has lost loved ones as a result of brain tumours.

The first major event being held for the charity is One Night Only, a festival night of music and dancing on Friday February 9 from 6.30pm in St Augustine’s School Hall. 

It features guitarist Joe Kelly, acapella group The Tonic ( and the popular covers band Limited Edition (

Tickets cost £6 for adults, £3 for under 16s or £15 for a family ticket (two adults and children) if booked before February 5 and £8 for adults, £4 for under 16s and £20 for a family ticket after. They are available from Clare Davis by emailing All proceeds go to Brain Tumour Support.


Tina Mitchell Skinner (left) set up Brain Tumour Support after her husband died in 2003


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