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A letter of thanks

Tom’s Trust treated the children we support to some wonderful gifts while they were spending time in hospital over the Christmas period. We received this heartfelt letter, which we’d love to share with all of our supporters.   Dear Tom’s Trust, I am writing to thank you for your extremely generous donation for Christmas gifts […]

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Double your donation with the Big Give

Tom’s Trust is joining forces with the Big Give again this year to double supporters’ donations and launch its Christmas campaign for 2023. The campaign, ‘Donate Your Last Hour’, encourages the charity’s supporters to donate their last hour of wages in 2023, which will then be doubled through the Big Give. The Big Give is now […]

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Tom’s Trust asks supporters for their help in vote

  Tom’s Trust is asking supporters to vote for the charity to become Panther Taxis’ next charity of the year for 2024. It’s takes just one minute and by doing so Tom’s Trust could stand to gain £25,000 to support our families over the next year. There are two stages. For the first stage, we need […]

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Flint wins UK Fundraiser of the Year

Tom’s Trust’s dedicated Young Ambassador Flint Clarke has won the UK Fundraiser of the Year Award at the Charity Today Awards for his fundraising efforts for the charity. Flint raised £15,000.00 for us in an ultra-endurance cycle challenge in France, becoming the youngest competitor in the challenge’s history at the age of just 14. Jodie […]

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Tom’s Trust celebrates NHS funding announcement

Press release by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Brainbow, a rehabilitation service for children and young people with brain tumours based at Addenbrooke’s celebrated its 10th anniversary on Friday. Brainbow was founded as a collaboration between CUH and three visionary local charities – Anna’s Hope, Camille’s Appeal and Tom’s Trust. Later the Joshua Tarrant […]

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Tom's Trust CEO and founder stood with three of the clincal psychologists

A decade of Tom’s Trust in Cambridge: an interview with the clinical psychologists

As Tom’s Trust celebrates the NHS taking over the funding of our Cambridge psychologists, we interviewed the team – Angela Kirby, Lead Clinical Pyshologist, Dr Philippa Lewington, Clinical Psychologist, and Mariana Decheva

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Studies reveal ADHD drug improves quality of life for child survivors of brain tumours

A repurposed ADHD medication could change the lives of children who have survived a brain tumour, after new UK studies reveal improvements in brain functioning and improved quality of life for patients. The two recent studies: Methylphenidate improves cognitive function and health-related quality of life in survivors of childhood brain tumours and Parental Perceptions of […]

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Gosforth mum leads Great North Run campaign for children’s brain tumour charity

A Gosforth mum is leading a Great North Run campaign to support a children’s brain tumour charity after her son was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Jenny Mann is currently training for the half marathon in September for children’s brain tumour charity Tom’s Trust, to help raise vital funds for the charity in recognition of […]

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3 climbers stood at the top of the sumit wearing Tom's Trust tshirts

Teenager climbs 19,000ft to Kilimanjaro summit to raise £15,500 for charity in memory of his mum

A teenager from Cambridge has climbed more than 19,000 feet to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, raising more than £15,500 in memory of his mum who died of a brain tumour. Jake Long, 19, completed the climb with friends Ollie Turner and Louis Harhalakis, also 19. Together they raised more than £15,500 for Tom’s Trust, […]

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Picture of the Smith family holding a phone with a picture of Emily on it

Family finishes huge 192- mile coast-to-coast challenge in memory of “bright and creative” eight-year-old who died from a brain tumour

A family has finished a huge 192-mile coast-to-coast challenge across the UK in memory of their “bright and creative” daughter and sister who died of a brain tumour at the age of just eight. Emily Smith tragically died in August 2022 within two weeks of her diagnosis after an MRI revealed she had a brain […]

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Jake with his mother, father and brother

Teenager to climb more than 18,000ft to Kilimanjaro summit to raise money for charity in memory of his mum

  A teenager from Cambridge is to climb more than 18,000 feet to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for charity in memory of his mum who died of a  brain tumour. Jake Long, 19, will set off on his climb, which he estimates will take around one week, with his friends Ollie […]

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Winners of the Tom Whiteley award, Lee Walker and Milo Sims

Two young footballers win the Tom Whiteley Community Award

Two young footballers have won the Tom Whiteley Community Award, an award set up in memory of Tom’s Trust’s Tom Whiteley. Lee Walker, 15, and Mylo Sims, 15, from the local Melbourn Dynamos Football Club, won the award during the team’s award presentation day last month at the Melbourn Recreation Ground. The award was set […]

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