Vicki Browne – raising awareness for the Brain Tumour Charity

Vicki BrowneHello

Vicki, Queen of Sparkle here, just wanted to drop you a note to let you know I won’t be on your TV screens in January and February as I’m going into hospital to have an operation.

I wanted to share with you some of the challenges I’ve been facing over the last few years in order to raise awareness of my condition and to give others hope.

So now the scary stuff…

Two years ago I was diagnosed with a brain tumour, but thanks to an incredible medical team it was removed and I was back on your screens within 3 months. At the time, I spoke about my condition as there seemed to be a general lack of awareness and how it can – and in fact how it shouldn’t – affect your life. My surgeon on hearing that I was on shopping TV said that this would actually aid my recovery and that anybody with such a condition would benefit from exercising their brain in this manner.

A few weeks ago, I was told that the tumour had returned which is clearly disappointing news, but as before I’m being positive. I have a great medical team and I’ll make sure I do all I can to beat this a second time.

I’ll be sure to keep you updated on what’s happening, but in the mean time I wanted to let you know I’m doing a charity event this weekend called The Twilight Walk. It’s in aid of raising funds for the Brain Tumour charity, so if you wish to support me go to my Just Giving page and make a pledge.

Thank you for all you support!
Love Vicki xxx

The Brain Tumour Charity


28 thoughts on “Vicki Browne – raising awareness for the Brain Tumour Charity

  1. Vicki, all the very very best of luck, not that you need it!!!!! My thoughts will be with you. Keep smiling, Lots of love Joanne xxxxxxx

  2. Hello Vicki, God bless, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. All the best with the walk and keep on sparkling! You are a lovely lady.
    Lots of love, Heather in Co. Antrim

  3. Hi Vicki,you are in so many peoples thoughts and prayers and I’m sending all my love,surround yourself in Love,should be easy for a person like you,stay strong and believe.It is in Belief and Love that miracles can occur.x

  4. Best of luck to you Vicki, and to your family. I shall miss you on screen and hope you’ll be back sooner rather than later! Heading to your giving page directly… xx

  5. I have been in a similar situation for more than half my life now, I started having symptoms of it when I was only 21, it destroyed my studies, my career my relationships including freinds and family who could not accept that a strong person like me could be sick. I had so called friends tell me I was doing it for attention and even people telling me I was better off dead because I was ruining the life of the person who was caring for me. Yes these things do affect us in ways that people cannot see or even begin to comprehend….whenever you feel down think about your loved ones and fight for yourself and for them…I think its an amazing thing you are doing here and you have my support fully…feel free to email me or find me on FB if you ever need to chat or just vent….I will remember you in my prayers….Stay strong and keep the faith. God bless.xx

  6. Hi Vicki, we are all thinking of you and me and my friends think you are amazing on TJC, all the best for the Twilight Walk you lovely lady xxxxxx.

  7. Vicki, so sorry to hear your news. Wishing you all the best and hope all goes well. We will miss your sparkle when you are off our screens. Take care, Best wishes, Sue

  8. Hello Vicki, I was so shocked to read about your illness. You are such a lovely, happy, cheerful, beautiful lady and I wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. Take care and stay positive. Julie from Leicester

  9. Hello Vicki

    Sorry to hear your news. You are a very brave and positive lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you and hope you make a speedy recovery. My husband was diagnosed with a brain tumour 15 years ago so I can appreciate what you are going through. He is fine now 15 years later. Keep on sparkling. xx

  10. Hi Vicki I have just read about your illness and I must say you are a wonderful strong person. Do you remember me Elaine in Durham I texted in to your show one day and said I had about 150 bracelets? Well my husband too has a brain tumor but his is inoperable and was diagnosed nearly ten years ago.I admire you so much and will miss you so much but will be thinking of you everyday. You are truly an inspiration to all. Love Elaine

  11. Dear Vicki, I had missed seeing yo on the channel recently but had hoped you were on holiday. I am so sorry that you have this challenge in front of you (again!). My daughter Emma and I had the great pleasure of meeting you at the open day. Between your strong spirits and your neuro team I am sure we will all see you again very soon – Emma and I wish you all the very best and wish you a full and speedy recovery –

    This world needs you and your very particular and special kind of sparkle – With lots of love Mich and Emma xx

  12. Hi Vicki,

    I met you at the Customer Open Day in 2011 and had had a similar operation to yourself which gave me similar symptoms but fortunately for me mine was not due to a tumour. I am sorry to hear your news and wish you lots of luck for a speedy recovery and a successful outome. Do stay positive, very best wishes and thinking of you, JanetX from Cambridge.

  13. Hiya Vicky
    I recall you being away from our screens those 2 years ago, I didn’t hear you speak about your illness, I have only just discovered the news by messing about on the webpage
    I am sorry to hear you will be away, all the best in the following months, make a speedy recovery,
    All the viewers Im sure will miss you

  14. Very sorry to hear your news Vicky, good luck with everything and hope to see you back on our screens soon. Take care and god bless.

  15. Hi Vicky,sorry to hear your tumour has come back. My Dr was treating me for depression but it was a massive brain tumour. I had a 8 hour op to partially remove it in jan 12. I understand what you and your family are going through. My tumour has left me with memory loss of about 2 years, i can no longer smell and i have very painfull joints. I lost my mother the week before i was diagnosed and i can`t remember her dying, and then a few days after i came home from hospital i lost my mother in law, and in between the loss of them it was uncertain if i would survive. I have got through this hard time by laughing and being positive. It has helped my family cope with the hardest thing we have ever had to face. So keep on smiling and make a speedy recovery. Best Wishes Katherine x.

  16. HI Vicky i am sorry to hear your news what a beatiful lady you are and your going to beat this you are my hero you glow on TV you make buying jewellery fun hurry up back you are missed you are one of the nicest ladies on TV Big Hugs JEAN XXXXXX

  17. I wondered where you had gone and googled u today. I did not realise u were unwell. Thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. X X

  18. Hi Vicki , I watch the jewelry progs but I don’t buy anything.
    However I did buy a peridot bracelet that you were advertising!
    Strangely I was thinking of you this week and wondering where that lovely lady from jewelry channel had gone .
    Now I’ve just tuned in to see you !!!! At last !!!!
    If I was ever going to buy anything it would be from you ! I’m shocked to read of the terrible struggles you’ve had !
    Sending you love and prayers and hoping things are now improving for you .
    Big hugs to a gorgeous lady xx Carol F

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