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Tim Bacon Foundation
The Tim Bacon Foundation was established in Tim’s name to recognize his achievements, to continue his legacy and to echo his legendary generosity of spirit. The first appeal to be undertaken by the Foundation is to support The Christie Hospital and University College London in their appeal to raise funds for Proton Beam Therapy centres in Manchester and London and the charity will also support the Maggie’s Centres who provide much needed free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends and is a key partner for the clinical services of the Christie Hospital.
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Asahi UK and Meantime's fundraising page

Fundraisers: 
Tom Harding

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/AsahiUKandMeantime

To support the Tim Bacon Foundation, Asahi UK and Meantime Brewing Company employees will cycle from the Meantime Brewery in Greenwich, London to the St Stefanus Brewery in Ghent, Belgium, in 2 days. This amounts to 90 miles per day! 

Fifteen employees will take up the challenge, which will start at dawn on Thursday 12th October in Greenwich, returning to London on Saturday afternoon. Your support up to and throughout the endeavor will go a long way to helping them cross the line. 

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All the money raised goes to the Tim Bacon foundation .

The first initiative the foundation are supporting is the Proton Beam Therapy in Manchester, the first of two of it's kind in the UK, outlined below:

High energy proton beam therapy (PBT) is a type of radiotherapy which offers enhanced precision in the targeting of tumours over conventional X-ray (photon) radiotherapy. This is especially helpful when targeting cancer close to important structures in the brain, spinal cord, eye or inner ear. Children, teenagers and young adults are those who will benefit most from this type of treatment.

Currently there are no high-energy PBT facilities in the UK; therefore patients have to be referred overseas for treatment. To date 500 patients have benefitted from this service. Not only will more patients be eligible for treatment from 2018 it will improve the experience of those that would normally have to go abroad.

Although the new UK PBT programme will save children and their families going abroad for treatments, the majority of patients will still be uprooted from their homes to be treated in Manchester or London.

Each centre requires additional investment over and above what the NHS can provide; the cost of this is £20 million and will include medical equipment, MRI scanners, specialist dual energy CT scanners as well as space to house the scanners.

Among other enhancements there will be provision of specialist paediatric anaesthetic suites, courtyard gardens, play rooms with play specialists within them. Along with patient activities and artistic programmes all of this will ensure the best possible experience for patients during their treatment, therefore guaranteeing a first class service from day one that will be a positive legacy for future cancer treatments in the UK .

You can find out more on their progress here .

Recent donors

18.10.17 Well done all!

15.10.17 Well done Tim and all the team, really impressed, and such a great cause, close to our hearts too. Love Jill and David xx

14.10.17 Congratulations Tim. Great cause and brilliant effort. Enjoy the refreshing well early beers.

13.10.17

13.10.17 Good Luck Team.

13.10.17 Half way there boys, keep going...hope you're not getting too wet!

13.10.17

12.10.17 Good luck all! (Especially you Dad!) xxx

12.10.17 Well done! A great cause.

12.10.17 Best of luck Tim!

12.10.17 Bring the good news from Ghent to Aix (and Woking) - Browning

12.10.17 A great cause. Go Timmy! xxx

12.10.17 Good luck gang, look forward to hearing all about it! Katie

12.10.17 Good luck everyone!

12.10.17 Good luck Tim. May the wind be at your tail and the beer be cold on your arrival!

12.10.17 Good luck!

12.10.17 Get a forward lean on TC, Taz

12.10.17 Smash it Timmy. Think of the Hovis lad on those hills!

11.10.17 Good Luck Daddy!

11.10.17 Good Luck Daddy - Love from Samuel

11.10.17 Good Luck Timmy - and all the team!

11.10.17 Good luck bro (and team!)

11.10.17 Good luck everyone and enjoy the beer at the finish line!

11.10.17 Good luck and fair play, fantastic effort!

11.10.17 Good luck guys! We'll be cheering you on from our desks!

£1,628.42

Running total

Target:
£5,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,933.03
Total donors:
44
Last donor:
Ray and Cath Grayston
18.10.17  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00
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