News & Updates


£99,000 CHEQUE DONATED TO KIDSCAN

The Tim Bacon Foundation are extremely proud to hand over a cheque to Kidscan for £99,000.  This is an incredible amount that will be used to match fund three PhD students over three years to research into Children’s Cancer treatments.  A big thank you goes out to all of our supporters who have raised funds by completing personal challenges, attending events and donating £1 on the bill as well as other fundraising initiatives. Kidscan Children's Cancer Research is a Salford... Read More...

GREAT SUPPORT FOR #TEAMTIMBACON AT GREAT MANCHESTER RUN

It was a great turn out on Sunday the 19th May and we wish to thank everyone that ran the Great Manchester Run on behalf of the Tim Bacon Foundation. We welcomed teams from Australasia, Grand Pacific, Gusto Knutsford, New World Trading, Barlows Electrical and CGA Insights.  A special shout out also goes to the team of volunteers from The Alchemist.   8.30am saw the start of the Half Marathon and we had one runner smash it in 1hr 41mins!. ... Read More...

KATIE’S STORY – MAGGIES MANCHESTER

Typically Maggie’s Manchester receives over 100 visits a day from people facing cancer and their loved ones. The £68,000 donated by the foundation has kept the centre open for over 34 days. These are people like, Katie, aged 31, who has incurable cancer and has been a regular visitor to Maggie’s for over a year. Katie explained how Maggie’s has helped her: “When I first walked into Maggie’s I immediately felt it was a safe space where I could talk... Read More...

CLIMB MOUNT KILIMANJARO AND RAISE MONEY FOR TIM BACON FOUNDATION

Looking for the ultimate challenge in 2019 then look no further If you would love to summit the worlds' highest free-standing mountain whilst trekking along the beautiful Machame Route, witnessing the sunrise over the Mawenzi Peaks, then this challenge is for you:- Grab your boots and go on an exhilarating trekking adventure to the top of Africa to summit Mount Kilimanjaro,  Africa’s  highest  mountain  standing  tall  at  5,895m,  a  magnet  for  trekkers  and  climbers.  The trek takes you along the... Read More...

THE CHRISTIE PROTON BEAM THERAPY HAS WELCOMED IT’S FIRST PATIENTS

Patients are now being treated in the Christie for ground breaking treatment Fifteen-year-old Mason Kettley, who has a rare brain cancer, is about to become one of the first NHS UK patients to have proton-beam therapy, at a new dedicated treatment centre. He is starting treatment at the £125m centre at Manchester's Christie hospital. Previously, most patients needing the treatment had to travel abroad. This specialist radiotherapy treatment targets cancers without damaging tissues surrounding the tumours. This is good treatment... Read More...

TREK CHALLENGE 2019

Trek the Peaks on the 31st August for the Tim Bacon Foundation The Peak District is home to stunning scenery and more than lives up to its reputation as one of Britain's most beautiful National Parks.  Both routes start in Hope Valley - The heart of the Peak District. We have two exciting and challenging routes to choose from - 25K or 50Km.  Both routes are fully supported with experienced mountain leaders, challenge leaders, route guides and first aid.  There... Read More...

ITS A WRAP AT GUSTO NEWCASTLE

If you are in or around Newcastle on a saturday during the countdown to Christmas then please go and support the Gusto Newcastle Team. Whilst you sit back and enjoy lunch they are promising to take some of the stress out of Christmas by wrapping your christmas purchases in exchange for a donation to the Tim Bacon Foundation. Great original idea and their support is much appreciated by the Tim Bacon Foundation. If you would like to ensure you get... Read More...

TIM BACON FOUNDATION – AWARD WINNING EVENT

We have received Highly Commended at the Northwest Charity awards evening. The award is for the Dream the Impossible event that took place on the evening of the 21st September 2017. The event saw the restaurants of Manchester come together for a unique dining experience with the event finishing up at The Albert Hall for a glamorous after party. Dave Mansbridge Trustee at the charity said - 'This is an excellent achievement and a big thank you to everyone who... Read More...

THE TIM BACON MEMORIAL CUP

The annual Ian Edward XI v Paul Campbell XI for the Tim Bacon Foundation Memorial Cup will take place at St Mary's Cricket Club in Harrow commencing at 2:30pm on September 5th. The annual event - which until last year regularly featured Tim's legendary sledging skills, and not so legendary cricketing skills - was named after the Bar and Restaurant impresario. This year all proceeds raised at the event which features the great and the good of the hospitality industry... Read More...

TIM AND JETT REMEMBERED AT THE CHRISTIE TREE OF HOPE

Tim and his nephew Jett have been honored at The Christie hospital with their names added to the Christie tree of hope.   The tree of hope is based in the beautiful gardens at The Christie and is a lasting memory for families, friends and colleagues who have raised over £15,000 to commemorate the life of a lost loved one. The tree was first established in 2009 and currently holds over 100 names. Tim and Jett both received amazing care... Read More...

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