|About||Toma Fund - Supporting children, teenagers, young people and their families in the North East living with a diagnosis of childhood cancer.|
|Mission||"SUPPORTING CHILDREN, TEENAGERS, YOUNG ADULTS AND THEIR FAMILIES FIGHTING CHILDHOOD CANCER IN THE NORTH EAST"|
The Toma Fund is dedicated to the memory of Jordan David Thompson and Sophie Ela Atay, who were cousins that tragically died from childhood cancers. Jordan was 15 when he lost his battle with Leukaemia in September 2007 and Sophie was just 2 when she died of Neuroblastoma in March 2010.
The fund began when Jordan was ill and he wanted to do something to help other people like himself who were going through treatment at Newcastle's RVI. Through Jordan's efforts and later those of his family and friends, the Toma Fund raised over £400k towards the support and build of a dedicated unit in the RVI, Newcastle specifically for teenagers living with cancer.
The Toma Fund is now an independent charity and it is dedicated to helping children, teenagers, young adults (between the ages of 0-24 years) and their families, who are going through treatment for childhood cancers in the North East and Cumbria.
Through the distribution of financial grants the Toma Fund aims to do the following:
Support families who are experiencing financial difficulties caused by caring for and supporting their child through cancer treatment, ie help with mortgages, utility bills, travel expenses, parking costs, white goods etc.
Provide equipment for children and young people going through cancer treatment, ie laptop, DVD player, games consoles etc.
Provide opportunities for children, young people and their families who are going through cancer treatment to have positive experiences that provide memories for the future, ie pamper days, short breaks away, travel insurance for family holidays, rehab courses-football, dancing, etc.
And sadly in worst case scenarios we will help towards the cost of a child, teenager, young adult's funeral.
We rely on donations from the public and our supporters, and regularly hold fund- raising events throughout the year and welcome you to hold an event on our behalf.
How to donate:
Visit our justgiving page: www.justgiving.com/TomaFund/Donate
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