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Rat Pack at the Picturedrome

3 May 2017

“A Night to Remember” is promised at Northampton’s Picturedrome on Thursday 15 June, with the fabulous Frank, Sammy and Dean, in aid of Thomas’s Fund. “This production superbly recreates a unique chapter in entertainment history,” said the critic at the Telegraph. “A fabulous journey back to the day of Vegas style and glamour!” To find out more, and to book tickets (£10), visit the Picturedrome website. You can also book tickets by emailing Thomas’s Fund here, or on the night. It promises to be a memorable evening.

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Co-operation!

24 April 2017

A cluster of Co-op stores in Northampton have raised an amazing £4,535 through their membership scheme. BAs you can see Lucy collected the cheque. Thomas’s Fund has also now been chosen for the next round of funding over at Kettering so we still need Co-op customers in that area to choose us too!

Here’s how the Local Community Fund scheme works:

1% for your community

As a member, every time you shop at Co-op, 1% of what you spend on own brand products and services goes to the Co-op Local Community Fund. Co-op members have already earned over £9 million for over 4,000 local causes. This money, along with money raised from carrier bag sales, is used to support local projects that benefit the community close to where you live.

If you’re a member you can choose the local cause you want your own 1% to go to.

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Weston Favell front and centre!

24 April 2017

Weston Favell shopping centre has chosen Thomas’s Fund as their Charity of the Year. They hold a fun club during school holidays to include craft activities, and parents/carers can donate to this. They also have a book swap/library where people can donate and buy books: it’s a win-win for book lovers! We will also be in the Centre raising awareness and one weekend we hope to have Tom’s Tunes, a mini live music festival that guarantees not to get anyone wet! Find out more at the centre’s Community page

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Strictly Come Fundraising

24 April 2017

The Boughton Ball Committee held a Black Tie and Tiara ball at the end of March and raised over £15,000 for three local charities: Thomas’s Fund, The local Air Ambulance and Facefax. The money will be divided equally between the three charities. Many thanks to all involved in the organisation of the event.

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Money does grows on trees!

13 February 2017

Jan Hall collected a cheque for £323.40 raised by Wyevale Garden Centre at Podington from Lindsay Palmer. This money was raised over Christmas with a wishing well and donations for the reindeer visit and reindeer ‘food’. Thanks to all the kind customers for donating and the staff for organising the fundraising.

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Police! Camera! Donation!

13 February 2017

Inspector Andy Hall, who works at the Northamptonshire Police Force Control Room (FCR), was delighted to hand over a cheque for £5,000 to Thomas’s Fund. Co-founder Lucy said, “This a very welcome and unexpected donation to Thomas’s Fund. £5,000 is a huge amount of money and will pay for over 100 therapy sessions. I would like to especially thank Andy for nominating us for this award.”

The money represents part of four substantial donations made by Northamptonshire County Council Wootton Hall Sports and Social Club to local Charities. The sports club of which Inspector Hall is chairman is being wound up and the donations represent the distribution of their remaining assets. He said, “I am pleased to offer Thomas’s Fund a one-off donation from the club.” He presented the cheque to Lucy and Tim.

Practice makes Perfect!

15 November 2016

Perfect Notes Music School in Northampton are holding a sponsored Practice-a-thon in aid of Thomas’s Fund. Students taking part will agree to practice their musical instrument every day for two weeks in November. The amount of time to practice each day will be agreed with their teacher in advance and will be set according to the age and ability of the student.

The amount of money each student raises will not be published, as the aim is “to promote regular practice as part of a daily routine.” When the two weeks have been completed, the school will hold an open day for students, family and friends, and, as well as performances, certificates, stickers and cakes will be awarded to those who completed the challenge.

If you would like to take part, please visit the Perfect Notes website to print your own practice schedule, consent form and sponsor form.

You shall go to the ball!

14 November 2016

Thomas's Fund in Radio Times!

14 June 2016

Here is the piece featuring Thomas’s Fund that appeared in Radio Times, featuring our own Andy Stevens.

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Celebrity Cricket at Althorp

14 June 2016

A celebrity cricket match, hosted by our patron Earl Spencer, takes place this this Saturday, June 18, from 1.30pm at Althorp House, raising money for Thomas’s Fund. Celebrities playing include Lee Dickson, Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Allan Lamb, Monty Panesar, Ben Foden and John Altman (Nasty Nick from EastEnders). And the weather forecast is good! You can find out more about it, and donate, at the Runs4Funds page.

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