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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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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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“She was the sunshine in our family.” Emily’s story, as told by her parents.

This is the story of Emily Smith, a little girl who died of a brain tumour last year when she was just eight years-old. Her parents, Andy and Sarah Smith, have bravely shared their story in the hopes of raising awareness of brain tumours in children, and the work we’re doing at Tom’s Trust. 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 at the beach

Proudly marking ten years of Tom’s Trust: The accomplishments of a small charity over a decade

By Debs Mitchell, Co-founder of Tom’s Trust This June, Tom’s Trust will be proudly marking 10 years of funding vital psychological care to children with brain tumours and their families. From the triumphant moment when we funded our very first psychologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, to now helping to fund enough psychologists in hospitals […]

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Deb’s story about Tom and founding Tom’s Trust

I’m not sure I could have ever predicted my life! … … And while there are parts of it that I would change just to see my son Tom again, to have my three children by my side, I really love what I do now. In 2010 our world changed forever when Tom was diagnosed […]

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