Our impact

Read  Hari’s story here and how we made a difference to his life.

We would like to thank the Trustees of The Tom Bowdidge Foundation for their tireless support for the ICR’s teenage sarcoma research and our aim to improve the outcome for DSRCT and Rhabdomyosarcoma patients

Professor Janet Shipley, ICR


Points Of Light Award

Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. Every week day the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award. Richard and Nikki were delighted and extremely proud to receive this award in August 2017.

Heart Essex Awards

Nikki was overwhelmed when she discovered she had been nominated and had indeed won the Big Heart Essex Award. It was a fantastic evening and a true celebration of Tom’s legacy.

Numbers / stats

  • £166,000 of YOUR donations have been put towards research into rare teenage cancers – the only research of its kind in the UK.
  • £110,000 has been used to create age-appropriate rooms and facilities for teenagers in hospitals
  • YOUR donations have helped improve the lives of 54 young people  in 2017 who were in need of financial support. 

In just 4 years YOU have helped make a difference but we NEED your support more than ever.

One of our Grant applicants received a laptop so she could study and wrote

I had given up thinking of a future….I will finally have a purpose after spending so long locked away in hospital.