The Tom Bowdidge Foundation
Supporting teenagers and young people with cancer
The Tom Bowdidge Foundation is a charitable trust set up after Tom died of a rare desmoplastic small round cell tumour at the age of 19. The charity’s aim is to fund projects that support young cancer sufferers aged 13-24 years old and their families to help with the provision of clinical, practical, financial or emotional support. The charity works with local hospitals to create more appropriate environments for teenagers with cancer and provides individual grants to help make their journeys as stress free as possible – from covering transport costs to paying for new clothes because treatment has altered their size.
The Tom Bowdidge Foundation also funds research projects that are specific to teenage cancer, and is funding a project to the cost of £250,000 being carried out at The Institute of Cancer Research, believed to be the only one of its kind in this country. A micro-donation to The Tom Bowdidge Foundation can support this work, and help teenagers and young people cope with their diagnoses.