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Schoolboy, 14, raises more than £15,000 following brave attempt in 1,000km cycling race across France, in honour of his little sister who has a brain tumour

A 14-year-old schoolboy, who was the youngest ever competitor in a 1,000km ultra-endurance cycling race across France, has raised more than £15,000 for charity. Flint Clark was riding the ‘The Unknown Race’ in honour of his little sister who has a brain tumour. The race, which started on the 7 April, was a true test […]

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Three dads from Ely to climb three mountains to raise money for children’s brain tumour charity

Three dads from Ely will be climbing three mountains to raise money for a children’s brain tumour charity. Matt Plummer, Bill Mansfield and Graeme Allott will be hiking the highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales in 24 hours as part of the Three Peaks Challenge, to raise vital funds for Tom’s Trust. Setting off […]

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Paediatric Brain Tumour News for April: Advancements and Updates

Researchers from the University of Cambridge will pioneer new, minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis of medulloblastoma, one of the most common cancerous childhood brain tumours. The funding, provided by The Brain Tumour Charity, will enable scientists to explore a new method of identifying the disease known as wingless medulloblastoma (WNT), which is typically difficult […]

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James Tysome makes incredible progress in gruelling Marathon des Sables

James Tysome is currently running in what is cited as the ‘toughest footrace on the planet’.  Traversing 250km of sand dunes, rocky jebels and white-hot salt plains, the athlete is still set to complete the challenge. As temperatures soar, James, who set off on Sunday,  is now on day four of the marathon.  By the […]

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‘Tri for Tom’ sees Cambridge gym team cycle across the UK in memory of local boy

A Cambridge gym team are taking up a unique take on a triathlon in memory of a local boy who died from a brain tumour. As part of the ‘Tri for Tom’, the group from F45 gym will be cycling all the way to Brighton and back, while stopping at other F45 gyms in London […]

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Auction live! “Cherish this moment” piece, by Cambridge artist, donated to Tom’s Trust

Cambridge contemporary artist, Sue Rapley, has donated “Cherish this Moment”, a stunning piece of contemporary art created especially for Tom’s Trust supporters, that is available to bid on here. In the poignant piece, Sue has used oil to create an illusion of light, with a beautiful depiction of coastal memories in the sand dunes. The […]

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Pozitive Planet becomes new corporate supporter of Tom’s Trust

Pozitive Planet, a tech driven business with a unique approach to supplying utilities, payments, EV charging, telecoms and carbon offsetting to thousands of UK companies, has become the latest corporate supporter of the children’s brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust. The new partnership saw Pozitive Planet, which is based in Colchester, donate £10,000 to the charity, […]

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In the headlines: Notable brain tumour developments this March

The article reports that a new report by a group of MPs in the UK highlights the lack of progress in improving survival rates for children with brain tumours over the past few decades. The report calls for urgent action to prioritise brain tumour research and improve access to innovative treatments. The MPs also call […]

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Schoolboy, 14, to be the youngest ever competitor in 1,000km cycling race across France, in honour of his little sister who has a brain tumour

A 14-year-old schoolboy is to become the youngest ever competitor in a 1,000km ultra-endurance cycling race across France in honour of his little sister who has a brain tumour. Flint Clarke will take to his bike in Lyon on 7 April, to take part in ‘The Unknown Race’, a gruelling and unpredictable contest where the […]

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Through Brain Tumour Awareness Month: One family’s journey of hope, courage and perseverance against childhood cancer

By Martin Shave, Tom’s Trust Trustee and father to Camille, Tom’s Trust Young Ambassador As we are in the midst of Tumour Awareness Month, I am reminded of how a single moment, a single event can change your life forever. Our journey started almost fourteen years ago, in 2009, when my wife and I were […]

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Tom’s Trust’s team of 54 Cambridge Half Marathon runners raises more than £27,000

A charity team of Cambridge Half Marathon Runners has raised a phenomenal £27,588 for children with brain tumours. The group of 54 runners supporting Tom’s Trust, the children’s brain tumour charity based in Cambridge, far surpassed their goal of raising £17,500 and has now raised enough to support 23 families living with a brain tumour […]

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#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek 2023

This week (6th-12th February 2023) is Place2B‘s #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. We’re proud to be the only UK charity focused on providing mental health care to children with brain tumours and their loved ones, and this week we’re encouraging all families living with a brain tumour to reach out for support and talk about how they’re feeling. Our […]

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