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Supporting Children Suffering From Cancer And Their Families

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Who We Are

The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund was founded in 1999 by Thomas Ball, then aged 9 and himself undergoing treatment for neuroblastoma stage four which had been diagnosed some 20 months earlier.

The main objective of tbccf is to relieve sickness and distress among children suffering from cancer and members of their families. We do this in any way that the trustees feel will be beneficial to the sick child, usually in the form of medical equipment, holidays, special gifts and research.

Thomas was the charity's most prolific fundraiser - from sponsored bike rides and swimming to dances, discos, draws and raffles. His idea of an annual garden fete in the Buckinghamshire village where he lived brings in approximately Ł500 each year.

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A holiday chalet, known as "Tom's Retreat", situated on the Hampshire coast in New Milton was purchased in 2001, and allowed children with cancer and leukaemia to have a free holiday and a much needed break away from hospital treatments. Thomas helped to choose the chalet, as he knew from experience the sort of things that would help children forget about their difficulties and have a great time. The tbccf Holiday Chalet afforded many children and their families a much-deserved holiday from the demands of treatments and hospital visits. Unfortunately in 2008 the chalet was demolished to make way for a new development. Please visit our Holiday Homes page and take a look at our new holiday homes available free of charge to children being treated for cancer.

How Can I Help

We are now urgently fundraising for a new holiday home as the leases on "Tom's" and "TJ's" are due to expire in just 4 years and unfortunately, we have no option to renew. Our target is to raise £300,000 for a holiday cottage and this has been superbly kicked off by the £11,055 raised by UK Parking Control, along with an additional £50,000 put aside from various donations and events over the last few years.

 

Holidays can make such a difference to children suffering from cancer and their families. Please make a donation towards the upkeep of our homes.

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Upcoming Events

  • Thomas Ball Midnight Dream Walk
    Thomas Ball Midnight Dream Walk
    Fri, 28 Jun
    Great Missenden
    28 Jun 2024, 23:15
    Great Missenden, Link Rd, Great Missenden HP16 9AE, UK
    28 Jun 2024, 23:15
    Great Missenden, Link Rd, Great Missenden HP16 9AE, UK
    Friday 28th June 2024
  • 25 Year Anniversary Ball 2024
    25 Year Anniversary Ball 2024
    Sat, 22 Jun
    Hazlemere
    22 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 23 Jun 2024, 00:00
    Hazlemere, Penn Rd, Hazlemere, High Wycombe HP15 7LR, UK
    22 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 23 Jun 2024, 00:00
    Hazlemere, Penn Rd, Hazlemere, High Wycombe HP15 7LR, UK
    3 Course Dinner, Live Band, Raffle & Auction. Tickets are £75 per person. 7pm - 12am. Black Tie.
  • Charity Collecting Day at Tesco Loudwater
    Charity Collecting Day at Tesco Loudwater
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, 17 Feb
    Loudwater
    17 Feb 2024, 08:00 – 18:00
    Loudwater, Loudwater, High Wycombe HP10 9RT, UK
    17 Feb 2024, 08:00 – 18:00
    Loudwater, Loudwater, High Wycombe HP10 9RT, UK
    Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2024
  • The Angel Ball 2023
    The Angel Ball 2023
    Sat, 28 Oct
    Marlow
    28 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 29 Oct 2023, 00:00
    Marlow, Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow SL7 1GJ, UK
    28 Oct 2023, 19:00 – 29 Oct 2023, 00:00
    Marlow, Fieldhouse Ln, Marlow SL7 1GJ, UK
  • Coffee Morning & Bake Off 2023
    Coffee Morning & Bake Off 2023
    Tue, 26 Sept
    Great Missenden
    26 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 12:30
    Great Missenden, London Rd, Great Missenden HP16 0BD, UK
    26 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 12:30
    Great Missenden, London Rd, Great Missenden HP16 0BD, UK
  • Midnight "Dream Walk"
    Midnight "Dream Walk"
    Fri, 23 Jun
    6 miles from Gt. Missenden
    23 Jun 2023, 00:00 – 24 Jun 2023, 01:00
    6 miles from Gt. Missenden
    23 Jun 2023, 00:00 – 24 Jun 2023, 01:00
    6 miles from Gt. Missenden
  • King's Coronation Colouring Competition
    King's Coronation Colouring Competition
    Mon, 17 Apr
    Colouring Competition
    17 Apr 2023, 08:00 – 06 May 2023, 23:50
    Colouring Competition
    17 Apr 2023, 08:00 – 06 May 2023, 23:50
    Colouring Competition
    Exclusively for children suffering from cancer, prize awarded for all entrants.

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