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Jamie joins us as a Young Ambassador

Following his brain tumour diagnosis four years ago, Jamie, 18, from Frizington in Cumbria, has decided to join us as a Young Ambassador. The role will see him support other children and young adults who are facing a brain tumour diagnosis by bravely sharing his story with the media and through our social and marketing […]

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Tom’s Trust announces new service application window is open

Tom’s Trust has invited Principal Treatment Centres* (PTCs) in the UK to apply for Tom’s Trust funding to establish a Tom’s Trust clinical psychology service for children with brain tumours and their families at their centre. We currently fund psychology services within three centres in the UK – Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, the Great North […]

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Dr Sarah Verity takes the sibling toolkit global

Over the next couple of days, Paediatric Neuropsychologist – Dr Sarah Verity, who led the development of the Tom’s Trust Sibling Toolkit will present the toolkit at the International Symposium on Paediatric Neuro-Oncology (ISPNO 2024) conference in Philadelphia. The conference is the largest and most important scientific meeting focused on paediatric central nervous system tumours.  […]

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Introducing Dr Lynda Teape, our Director of Services Development

This month Tom’s Trust will welcome Dr Lynda Teape to the team as our Director of Services Development. This new and exciting post has been funded by the National Lottery Reaching Communities Fund. Pictured: Tom’s Trust CEO – Rebecca Wood, Director of Services Development – Dr Lynda Teape, Co-Founder – Debs Mitchell Working closely with […]

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An interview with Dr Meghan Owens, Clinical Psychologist at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

As we celebrated a year of the Tom’s Trust service at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital we took the opportunity to interview Dr Meghan Owens, our clinical lead at the centre, about the past year, challenges, how our funding helps, and looking to the future. Before the Tom’s Trust Clinical Psychologist team came on board at […]

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Tom’s Trust turns 13 today – 13 highlights from the past year

In the last 13 years we have provided psychological support to over 1600 children with brain and other central nervous system tumours and 4800 family members. Thanks to you – our supporters. Our 13 highlights from the last year include: -Opening our Alder Hey service supporting children in the North West -Launching the UK’s first […]

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Celebrating one year of supporting families at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Yesterday we hosted a celebration event to mark a year of our service at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – where we fund three clinical psychologists. Our clinical psychologists support families across the North West where a child has been diagnosed with a brain or central nervous system tumour. The event brought together the clinical team, […]

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Marathon runners for Tom's Trust

Join Team Tom at the Cambridge Half Marathon in 2025

We are currently recruiting for our 70 strong 2025 Cambridge Half Marathon team. Would you be interested in running as part of Team Tom around the historic streets of Cambridge on March 9th next year? Book your place Click the link below and pop Jess Wilde, our Community & Corporate Fundraising Manager, an email to […]

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Young Ambassador Grace is set to run the Great North Run Junior race

Grace, aged 10 from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, will be running this year’s Junior Great North Run on 7th September 2024 to raise funds for Tom’s Trust. She is one of our superstar Young Ambassador’s. The Junior Great North Run is the biggest kids’ running event in Britain, with thousands of children taking part in the 4km sprint along […]

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Friends face 10,000 mile adventure car rally across Europe to raise funds for Tom’s Trust

Starting on 9th July (until 7th August) four friends including: (Hector Trower from Saffron Walden, Essex / Julian Baring from Banbury, Oxfordshire / Will Smith from Upper Stowe, Northamptonshire and Ned PB from Salisbury, Wiltshire) will take on the Poles of Inconvenience challenge to raise money for Tom’s Trust. Their team, aptly named ‘James May […]

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Two Tom’s Trust service centres named Tessa Jowell Centres of Excellence

Six UK neuro-oncology centres have been awarded the coveted Centre of Excellence status from The Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission (TJBCM) – having met the high Standards of Excellence along their patient pathway.  Areas assessed include clinical care, quality of life care and access to clinical trials. Special attention was paid to play therapy and […]

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Thank you for Going Grey in May

A huge thank you to all those who got involved in our Go Grey in May campaign. We raised a brilliant £6,378 which is nearly double our target. We aimed to raise £3,335, which is what it costs for a clinical psychologist to support one child and their family for a year. We have now […]

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