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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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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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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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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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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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Family of Emily Smith walking

Family walks 192 miles in coast-to-coast challenge in memory of eight-year-old daughter who died from a brain tumour

A family is set to walk 192 miles in a huge 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 […]

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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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