How to donate

1 in 7 13-24 year olds are diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK and we estimate that we need to raise over £100,000 a year to continue our work.

We do not receive any government funding and rely totally on donations received from YOU. They are so important to allow the Foundation to continue its invaluable work and provide the support so desperately needed by these young people and their families.

The impact of Covid-19 is being felt by each and every one of us but none more so than our young cancer patients and
their families.

As each day passes, parents are still being told their child has cancer. Treatment is still happening, and families are still facing the huge costs that cancer brings. As we know cancer costs families an extra £600 a month and with possible further drops in income, the number of families in crisis is increasing. Many of them are facing extreme isolation and uncertainty about the future. Cancer does NOT stop for anything.

The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation owes it to our teenagers and young adults to continue to give our support, but we need your help. We have decided to focus our work on providing care grants to those in desperate need at this time. Our problem is that our income has stopped almost dead. We could freeze the charity until things improve BUT the young people we support need us more than ever.

They are relying on us. They need us more than ever.

We have come up with several ways you can support us with very little cost to yourselves.

Donate using Virgin
Money Giving

It is so quick and easy to donate to us through Virgin Money Giving and they claim the Gift Aid on your behalf. Make a one-off payment or set up regular payments confident that your payments are secure. You can also use this to set up your own fundraising pages when you are organising your own fundraisers or challenge.

Send a cheque

Please make cheques payable to
‘The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation’
and send to:-

The Tom Bowdidge
Youth Cancer Foundation
9 Firmins Court
West Bergholt

Text your donation

Simply text
followed by the amount to 70085

All the money you donate comes directly to the Foundation with no commission charges.

Do The Essex Lottery

This is a fun way of raising money for The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation.

The Essex Lottery is a weekly online lottery created to support local causes in Essex. 

Tickets are only £1 a week!

60% goes to local causes and there are prizes up to £25,000

Buy your tickets here.

Donate in Memory
of a Loved One

Celebrate the life of a loved one knowing you are helping young people with cancer.

Families may request donations to the Foundation in lieu of flowers at funerals and we would be happy to provide collection pots and leaflets if you required them. You may also speak to your funeral director who will make arrangements for the donations to be collected and then passed on to us, freeing you and your family from any worry. 

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Leave a gift in your will and leave a lasting legacy. Your gift does not need to be large to make a difference to a young person with cancer. Every penny raised is vital to our work in supporting these young people. 

Will writing is simple but can be a wonderful gift.