About

The Man.
The Mission.
The Memory.

Tim Bacon
24 March 1964 - 30 April 2016

The Tim Bacon Foundation is a Registered Charity (No. 1173108) and was established in Tim's name to recognise his achievements, continue his legacy and to echo his legendary spirit of generosity. Tim was always vibrant, forever inspiring and generous of mind and spirit. The businesses he led and worked in together changed the face of Manchester's restaurant scene and he left his unique mark on friends, employees and customers alike.

Following Tim's passing in April 2016, I wanted to ensure that Tim's inspiring story was not forgotten and the best way to do that was to support the great people that helped him fight this awful disease. With the help of friends and colleagues across the Living Ventures Group and beyond The Tim Bacon Foundation has been established with the declared aim, to support charities in the fight against Cancer in all its painful and hurtful guises.

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. Foreword by Jeremy Roberts.

The First Appeal

Charities

Overview

The first Appeal to be undertaken by the Foundation will be 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 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.

Proton beam therapy is a specialist form of radiotherapy that can very precisely target certain cancers, increasing success rates and reducing side-effects. Its introduction to the UK will bring treatment closer to patients, mostly children with brain tumours, who are currently sent abroad for treatment, usually to the USA or Switzerland. I think you will agree that this is unacceptable and as such a fitting project with which to launch the Foundation.

Read more about Proton Beam discoveries

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Mission

One - To fundraise through support of individuals, business, and donations the sum of £500,000

Two - Donate £500,000 towards two new Proton Beam Therapy centres in Manchester and London.

Three - Provide donations towards the work of the Maggies Centres to co-deliver support and care to patients and their families.

Foundations

The identity for The Foundation shares our single vision, mission and values that we work towards day by day.

Vision

To create an abiding legacy of hospitality, generosity and inspiration.

Mission

To raise funds for charitable causes related to cancer. Find out how.

Values

Generosity, inspiration, friendship, inclusiveness, determination, positivity, fun, vibrancy.

Better Together

Board of Trustees

  • Jeremy Roberts
  • Dave Mansbridge
  • Alec Guthrie
  • Andrew Haigh

Charity Ambassadors

Organisations who have pledged to raise £25,000 or more for the Foundation

Brasserie Blanc
New World Trading Company

Friends of the Foundation

Orgainsations who have pledged to raise between £10,000 and £25,000 for the Foundation

Blackhouse
The Alchemist
Gusto Restaurants
Bowmark Capital
Casual Dining Group
JW Lees
Tampopo
Hawksmore
Tortila
Ego
Oakman Inns
Asahi UK

Thank You’s

People and organisations who have pledged to raise funds for the Foundation

Fracino
Fox
Medlock
Mermaid Centre
Joanna Williams

Fundraising

How we will help raise £500,000

The Foundation will be conducting many and varied events during 2017 including the highlight, when we will be celebrating Tim's life and achievements with a unique multi restaurant celebration dinner which will be sponsored by the Living Ventures Group and held across Living Ventures' businesses in Manchester city centre. The Dinner will be followed by the "Dream the Impossible" party in true Tim style at a secret venue in the city and featuring some truly amazing entertainment.

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If you'd like to help fundraise we'd
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with your ideas and goals.