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

What is Brainbow?

Launched in 2013, Brainbow is a unique partnership between three independent charities – Anna’s Hope, Camille’s Appeal and Tom’s Trust, working with Addenbrooke’s Hospital to fund and provide a pioneering rehabilitation service in the East of England for children with brain tumours.

  • Brainbow is part of the Paediatric Oncology and Haematology Department.
  • Brainbow has a multi-disciplinary team, which includes physiotherapists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists and clinical psychologists funded by Toms Trust. The team is supported by a project co-ordinator, funded by Camille's Appeal, and a clinical lead.

What does Brainbow do?

  • Brainbow’s aim is to help children with brain tumours reach their full potential.
  • Brainbow provides co-ordinated specialist neuro-rehabilitation assessment and treatment for children and young people with brain tumours.
  • Brainbow provides children with brain tumours with specialist rehabilitation support and continuity of care throughout their journey i.e. from their diagnosis, during their hospital admission and beyond (outpatient appointments).

Who does Brainbow see?

  • Children previously and newly diagnosed with a brain tumour.
  • Children under the age of 16 in the East of England.

What are the referral criteria?

Brainbow currently accepts professional referrals from across the East of England as long as the child’s primary centre is Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

See the Brainbow team at work

This video gives you an insight into the fantastic work the Brainbow team do to help children with brain tumours.

Brave Zofeya tells us what it is like to have a brain tumour

This video tells Zofeya’s story and explains how the Anna’s Hope therapy team and the Brainbow service have helped her. She reminds us so much of Anna. We wish Zofeya and her family a very happy future.

Patient's stories


For more information about Brainbow, please visit the Addenbrooke's Hospital Brainbow information page.