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Tom’s Trust Volunteer set to enjoy ABBA concert thanks to UK Charity Week

A hardworking charity volunteer from Cambridgeshire is looking forward to attending ABBA’s Voyage concert after receiving a gift card from Sinclair Method UK, the Main Sponsor of Charity Today’s UK Charity Week campaign. The gift card was won by Yvette Biggs, a hardworking volunteer of the Cambridgeshire-based Tom’s Trust, a charity dedicated to providing psychological […]

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11 year old stars in new video to explain what Tom’s Trust Psychologists do

An 11 year old boy from north Essex is the star of a new video launched by children’s brain tumour charity, Tom’s Trust.   Riley Akers, of Kelvedon, has been supported by Tom’s Trust since March 2018 when he was first diagnosed with a brain tumour. Riley’s voice narrates the video which explains how pscholgoists […]

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National Lottery Community Fund awards £10,000 to Tom’s Trust

Tom’s Trust is celebrating after being awarded £10,000 of National Lottery Community Fund cash to provide psychological support to children with brain tumours and their families.   Tom’s Trust provides mental health, wellbeing and psychological support to children and their families in the East of England and North East.   Throughout the pandemic, providing support was challenging for Tom’s Trust clinical psychologists and the service had to be reconfigured and offered remotely, like many others. The new funding from […]

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Tom’s Trust Ambassador Group 2021 at the Great North Children’s Hospital

Tom’s Trust Ambassador Group 2021 at the Great North Children’s Hospital This year, we started a virtual Tom’s Trust Ambassador Group at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. Led by Tom’s Trust Lead Ambassador, Emma Smith, 15, and supported by Dr Sarah Verity, Paediatric Neuropsychologist, and Uschi Hiermeier, Assistant Psychologist, the group […]

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Tom’s Trust welcomes new trustee

Tom’s Trust would like to announce its new trustee, Martin Shave. The charity is excited to have Martin on board, bringing his invaluable experience to the role at a time when Tom’s Trust is expanding its services across the UK. Biography Martin is an industry lead for Microsoft in the UK having worked in the […]

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Angela’s update

Update from one of our Tom’s Trust Psychologists  Angela, based in Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge  During the challenging times of lockdown, Children’s Cancer Services at Addenbrookes Hospital continued, albeit in a different way.  Children continued to be diagnosed and treated.  Some appointment were managed via video and telephone calls.  Tom’s Trust funded psychologists continued to see […]

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Meet our new CEO

We are excited to announce that Rebecca Wood is joining the Tom’s Trust team as CEO. Rebecca will work closely with Tom’s Trust co-founder Debs Mitchell, who will now focus on long-term fundraising partnerships and strategy as demand for the charity’s service grows. Rebecca has over 20 years’ experience in senior roles at fast-growing charities. As […]

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The 2.6 Challenge

Join Tom’s Trust and the rest of the nation in The 2.6 Challenge and help us support children with brain tumours. On Sunday 26th April 2020 – the original date of the postponed 40th London Marathon – The 2.6 Challenge will launch. Covid-19 has had a devastating impact our fundraising activities, by taking part in […]

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COVID-19 Update

In these unprecedented times, the isolation and vulnerability we face today with COVID-19 is a picture we have already become far too familiar with at Tom’s Trust for the children we help every day. We are now all experiencing first-hand some of what children with brain tumours go through. The challenges of isolation and vulnerability […]

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What does it take to set up a Charity?

Listen to our founder Debs Mitchell talk about launching Tom’s Trust on Cambridge 105 Radio. Host Neil Whiteside interviewed our very own Debs, alongside Sarah Tucker from CKLG and Jenny Barker from Woodfines. They discussed what it takes to set up a charity from the legal and accountancy perspectives. They also discussed how legacy giving […]

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