Tom’s Trust is dedicated to providing psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families.
Tom’s Trust was founded in 2011 by Andrew and Debs Whiteley after losing Tom, their only son at the age of nine. Tom died of a brain tumour and the family desperately needed more psychological support during this devastating time, and there was almost none. Debs and Andrew set out to ensure that psychological support for children and their families would be available from the point of diagnosis in Tom’s name.
- Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children under the age of 15
- Around 500 children in the UK are diagnosed with a brain tumour every year