Our very first holiday home was a two bedroomed cabin chosen by Thomas Ball himself in 2001. In September 2008 the lease expired on this beautiful little home that was know as "Tom's Retreat". We still had "T.J's" a three bedroomed lodge that we purchased in 2005 but this wasn't enough to cope with the high demand for holidays due to the charity becoming known to a much wider geographical area. To avoid disappointing families we immediately purchased a new lease on a two bedroomed caravan "Tom's Trailer" but we always hoped that something bigger and better would fall into our price range. After a two year appeal and many very generous donations, we purchased another three bedroomed lodge and sold Tom's Trailer. This wonderful holiday home is almost identical to "TJ's" and we have named it simply "Tom's". Both our lodges will accommodate 6 - 8 persons and are sited at Hoburne Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch Road, New Milton, Hampshire, please visit this link to view the extensive facilites on offer at Hoburne holiday parks: www.hoburne.com
We would like to thank everyone who made donations towards "Tom's", in particular Dun and Bradstreet who donated almost £22,000, The Penn and Tylers Green Super Fun Run Committee who donated £10,000, White Leaf Golf Club in Princes Risborough who donated £6,800 and "Tom's school" The Misbourne in Great Missenden for donating £1,600. These are just some of the many donations that have helped to raise the £42,500 for the new lease. We are also immensely grateful to John Lewis High Wycombe for making several donations to furnish the home and to Whiteleaf Furniture in Princes Risborough for donating and delivering furniture. The fundraising doesn't end there, we still need to raise up to £20,000 each year for maintenance and running costs.
Tom's Trailer 2008 - 2010
T.J.'s 2005 - present
"Tom's" 2010 - Present
To help with the running costs of our holiday lodges, the trustees occasionally rent them out to the general public at very competitive rates.
Holidays can make such a difference to children suffering from cancer and their families. Please make a donation towards the upkeep of our homes.
Check our News & Events page for the latest fundraising activities and forthcoming events. You can also help us by making a donation. There are now two ways you can donate directly to the Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund online - through the Charities Aid Foundation website or via PayPal. If you choose to donate through CAF the Government will give us an extra 28p per £1 you donate.
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