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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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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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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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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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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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New Liverpool service: Children’s charity opens new service to give mental health support to children with brain tumours in the North West

A children’s charity has started a new service to give mental health support to children with brain tumours in the North West, as well as their families. Tom’s Trust is the UK’s only charity dedicated solely to providing psychological support for children with brain and central nervous system tumours and their families. The charity recruits […]

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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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Lincolnshire haulage company jump from 13,000ft for children’s brain tumour charity

A Lincolnshire haulage company team have jumped 13,000ft from a plane to raise money for children with brain tumours. The team of 10 from Turners Soham (Bicker depot) completed the skydive in a bid to fund mental health support for children with brain tumours, as well as their families, through the Cambridge-based charity Tom’s Trust. […]

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Cambridgeshire surgeon completes the toughest footrace on Earth for children with brain tumours

A surgeon from Cambridgeshire has completed ‘the toughest footrace on Earth’ in a bid to help children with brain tumours. James Tysome, a consultant ENT and skull base surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, spent six gruelling days crossing through 250kms of sand dunes, while scaling rocky mountains and white-hot salt plains, all to raise money for […]

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‘Tri for Tom’ sees Cambridge gym team cycle across the UK in memory of local boy, raising £3,000 for charity

A Cambridge gym team has completed a gruelling 400km challenge in memory of a local boy who died from a brain tumour, raising more than £3,000 for charity. As part of the ‘Tri for Tom’, the group from F45 gym cycled all the way to Brighton and back, while stopping at other F45 gyms in […]

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Our ‘Tri for Tom’ team in the news

Listen to our Tri for Tom team on Cambridge 105. Of the team of four, one of the team members is Andrew Whiteley, the dad of Tom Whiteley who died at the age of nine from a brain tumour in 2010. Andrew set up Tom’s Trust in memory of Tom with Tom’s mum, Debs. Also […]

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