Following last year’s incredible fundraising achievements which resulted in over £550,000 being raised for The Christie and Maggie’s Centres, The Tim Bacon Foundation (TBF) today announced its second fundraising campaign, which will focus on raising money for a hugely worthwhile children’s cancer charity, while continuing to support the Maggie’s Centre at The Christie.
Speaking as friends and colleagues remember the second anniversary of the untimely death of the restaurant legend in 2016, Jeremy Roberts, chair of the TBF, who founded the organisation in his late business partner’s name, commented: “Last year was special, the ‘Dream the Impossible Dream Party’ we organised was huge and people were incredibly generous. But it was not a one off. The Tim Bacon Foundation is here to stay and this year we want to focus on children. Children living with cancer is heartbreaking and we want to do what we can to help make their lives better, which is why we are supporting an incredible Manchester charity doing very important work.”
“Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research, based in Salford, supports dedicated research into children’s cancer treatments, which is sadly hugely underfunded, as an area of research. Many of the treatments used to treat Children are derived from adult Cancer treatments and as such, can have huge side effects on young people’s bodies, leaving lasting side effects, as their bodies struggle with the severity of the adult based treatments. Kidscan exists to fund dedicated research, that ensures Children cancers sufferers not only survive, but thrive!”
Kidscan’s Chair, Martin Keelagher, commented: “The opportunity to work with the Tim Bacon Foundation is truly an honor, with our ethos and beliefs so closely aligned, in helping to support Children who shouldn’t have to endure cancer and should be free to enjoy their young lives now and in to the future.”
“Tim’s nephew Jett died just a few days after him from cancer so this year it is particularly fitting that we recognise that with this year’s campaign.” Commented Roberts.
The first major event for this year’s TBF campaign will be a Gastronomic Dinner held at Manchester House on 7th June featuring a star-studded collaboration of the regions finest Chefs led by Manchester House Head Chef Nathaniel Tofan featuring Tony Parkin of Michelin starred The West House and Gary Usher (Hispi, Burnt Truffle and Wreckfish) More. details of this event will be released soon through the TBF and charities’ websites.