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Tom’s Trust received a wonderful Christmas present from Nationwide

Just before Christmas Tom’s Trust were presented with a cheque from the Cambridge branch of Nationwide for £5,000.  Approximately 39 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour each year in the East of England and this money is fantastic as it will allow each one of those children to receive an initial psychological assessment. Nationwide have […]


Tom’s Trust volunteers raise nearly £1000 at Tescos

The Tom’s Trust volunteers were out in force in December and by helping to pack bags during the busy Christmas period at Tescos in Saffron Walden they raised a fantastic £992.57.   A huge thanks to everyone who helped on the day and also to Joe Higham for capturing the wonderful Christmas spirit on the day.


Tom’s Trust calls out for votes to share Tesco’s Bags of Help fund

Tom’s Trust have been selected as one of the three groups shortlisted to be awarded either £4,000, £2,000 or £1,000. The money is raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores. Voting is open in the Ely Tesco Store during September and October. Shoppers can cast their vote by using a token given to them […]


Kinder treatments in pipeline for child brain cancer

Researchers have found there are seven types of the most common malignant child brain cancer – paving the way for more precise and ‘kinder’ treatments. Medulloblastoma affects about 70 to 80 children a year in the UK and requires intensive treatment including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.  That can leave children with life-altering injuries. The breakthrough, […]


Cambridge Charity Fundraisers dinner raises £11,000 for Tom’s Trust

In 2007 a group of anglers formed Cambridge Charity Fundraisers supporting local charities.  This group of fishermen and women continue to run fishing matches as well as an annual dinner.  This year they chose Tom’s Trust and we are thrilled to announce they have raised an amazing £11,000 for us! Their dinner, held at Quy Mill […]

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Helen Fernandes speaks about Tom’s Trust on the BBC

  Our Patron, leading neuro-surgeon, Helen Fernandes appeared recently on the BBC Radio Cambridge afternoon show with Jeremy Sallis. Speaking passionately about the group of children we support her eloquence portrays just how vital our service is. Hear her interview here


Tom’s Trust parent speaks about the work we do

One of the parents of a patient who has been supported by our clinical psychologists has spoken out about the work we do. Thank you for your support and strength Kate. Hear her interview here

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Wenden Youth Cricket support Tom’s Trust

  We are thrilled that Wendens Ambo Youth Cricket Club are supporting Tom’s Trust this year. Thanks to all involved in helping us spread the word and good luck to all in the club this season!

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Tom’s Trust are Cambridge 105’s Charity of the Month

  We are thrilled to have been chosen as Cambridge 105’s Charity of the Month for April. Debs caught up with Matt Webb from the local station to tell him more about what we do here at Tom’s Trust. Click here to hear the podcast.

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Top Neurosurgeon joins Team Tom

Tom’s Trust is delighted to announce that Helen Fernandes, renowned Neurosurgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, has agreed to become our Patron. Helen Fernandes was appointed as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the internationally renowned Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2002, the first female surgeon to be appointed there. She specialises in the treatment of both adult and paediatric patients […]

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