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Choir concert raises funds for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital brain tumour support service

Last Thursday, 15 February, St Faith’s School Choir (from Cambridge) performed a very special concert at St Peter’s Church, Heswall to raise funds for the children’s brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust, who provide psychological support for children with brain tumours and their families at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. The concert raised a brilliant £442.81.   Tom’s […]

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UK’s first Sibling Toolkit launched by Tom’s Trust

Children’s charity Tom’s Trust has funded and launched the UK’s first Sibling Toolkit to help the brothers and sisters of children with cancer, who are often left feeling ‘sad, angry and lonely’. The expert 40-page toolkit was written by the neuro-oncology psychology team at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle, over 18 months in […]

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Tom’s Trust spreads Christmas cheer to children in hospital

From superhero capes to books, chocolate and cuddly soft toys, children were treated to some wonderful gifts from Tom’s Trust while spending time in hospital over the Christmas period. The charity, along with Tom’s Trust’s psychology teams, organised the presents for children who were being treated at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle and […]

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Alder Hey children spark joy in festive Christmas card competition for Tom’s Trust

A Christmas card competition held by brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust saw judges blown away with the creations by children from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Tom’s Trust held the competition with the help of their psychologists at the hospital in Liverpool, with lots of entries received from children who are currently being treated there. First […]

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National Lottery funding enables leap forward in strategy for children’s brain tumour charity, Tom’s Trust

The National Lottery Community Fund has granted children’s brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust more than £400,000, enabling a big leap forward in its strategy to support more families. The incredible news was revealed to the charity after they applied for £427,000 of funding from the organisation’s Reaching Communities Fund over four years for three vital […]

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Conquering mountains: A fundraising journey

In 2009, under unfriendly October skies, I attempted the National Three Peaks Challenge, but the weather forced us to turn back, prioritising safety over success. This year, I undertook the challenge again with two friends, and the odds seemed stacked against us from the start. Our group hailed from the Woodbridge Football Club Veterans team, […]

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Local football team takes on Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for children’s brain tumour charity

The Woodbridge Vets football team has completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for two charities close to their hearts. Martin Shave, who is a trustee of children’ s brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust, and two other members of the football team – Jimmy Andrews and Chris Kyle –  took on the challenge to […]

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Group of nine completes Great North Run for children’s brain tumour charity

A Gosforth mum has led a Great North Run campaign to support a children’s brain tumour charity after her son was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Jenny Mann and the other eight runners successfully completed the half marathon for children’s brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust, to help raise vital funds for the charity in recognition […]

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Annual Bartlow walk raises more than £19,000

A popular annual walk in the countryside has raised more than £19,000 for three charities. The Bartlow Charity Walk covers three counties; Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Essex, raising much needed funds this year for three worthy causes: Tom’s Trust, Addenbrookes Cancer Research Hospital and Bartlow Church Restoration. The eighteen years of the walk have raised over […]

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