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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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BBC & the Sibling Toolkit

Tom’s Trust Co-Founder Debs, along with one of our Young Ambassadors – Camille Shave, and her family, were on BBC Look East and BBC Breakfast this week talking about our newly launched Sibling Toolkit that is designed to help the siblings of children with cancer. On the BBC Breakfast sofa Debs was joined by Keiron […]

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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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Tom’s Trust CEO is shortlisted for national Strategic Leader of the Year Award

Tom’s Trust CEO, Rebecca Wood, has been shortlisted in the 2023 CharityComms Inspiring Communicator Awards for the Strategic Leader of the Year Award. Rebecca is being celebrated for her work at Tom’s Trust, the charity that provides mental health, wellbeing and psychological support to children with brain tumours and their families in the UK. Rebecca […]

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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 spreads Christmas cheer to children in hospital

From superhero capes to books, chocolate and cuddly soft toys, children were treated to some wonderful gifts from Tom’s Trust while spending time in hospital over the Christmas period. The charity, along with Tom’s Trust’s psychology teams, organised the presents for children who were being treated at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle and […]

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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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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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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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