Brain Tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children under the age of 15, most people are not aware of this fact. Our sister company’s managing director, Andrew, and his family were unlucky enough to have it written in bold and underlined in November 2010 when their son Tom passed away after a gruelling 7 month fight against a particularly deadly type of tumour.
Tom would have been 14 this year and whilst nothing can take away the pain of losing him, the work being done in his name by Tom’s Trust, led by Andrew and his family, is making a real difference to the lives of other children currently fighting or recovering from this terrible disease.
In partnership with Addenbrookes Hospital and two other charities, Tom’s Trust has funded and launched “Brainbow” – the UK’s first rehabilitation service dedicated to children with brain tumours. Tom’s Trust is currently raising funds to expand and continue this service so that all affected children in the East Anglia region can be given the best chance to achieve their true potential.
They need to raise £150,000 over the next two years to realise this aim.
To make as big a dent as possible in this total, Virtual Business Source and their sister companies, UHY Hacker Young and Provisio will be taking on the Ben Nevis Challenge in September, in aid of Tom’s Trust. The challenge includes trekking to the summit of the tallest peak in the British Isles, cycling 25 miles and canoeing a 3km course on a loch in one day.
It goes without saying that all donations no matter how small will help make these children’s lives better and go a long way to helping them in their recovery from this life-changing disease.
If you would like to make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page.