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Weʼre raising £20,000 to help our best friend Thomas (diagnosed with ALD aged 8yrs) reach infinity & his family cope with what’s beyond

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My name is Finley. I am 7 years old. My best friend Thomas has been diagnosed with ALD (I can’t say what it is called and I’ve had help to spell it on here - adrenaleaukodystraphy).

Thomas was very poorly and ended up in hospital. He had lots of tests and the doctors said he has ALD. He has to take lots of medicine but that’s helped and he has been allowed home. I miss him at school and it’s not fun when he’s not there, I miss him coming to my house to play with me too. Normally Thomas would be my partner on school trips but I’ve been upset that he has missed our trip to the Castle and wasn’t with me. I really want Thomas to come back to school but don’t know if he can. I hope he can come back sometime.

Thomas is better and at home but he is going to need lots of help and might need special furniture. This might not be now but it would be good if his mam and dad can buy him whatever they need, to help him with his ALD.

I want to help his family, and it would be good if they can take him on holiday now that Thomas is well enough to be out of hospital. If they go on holiday Thomas can have fun and his family can relax and make nice memories with him. I also want Thomas to have everything he needs to make him better and anything you can give to help his family have some money to buy what he needs would be really nice.

I am very sad that Thomas is poorly. He looks after me in school and makes me feel included in all the work, games and things we do. He has helped me when people have been mean to me and I miss him. He is funny and makes me laugh and it is no fun without him.

My name is Jake. I am 8 years old. I’m very sad Thomas is not well. I miss him so much. I want him to come back to school and I hope he can soon, now that he is out of hospital. He is one of my best friends and I miss playing with him, he always makes me laugh. Me and Thomas tell each other stuff and he comes to my mam’s BBQ’s with his dad, mam and little sister. I want to help Thomas all I can. Me and all Thomas’s friends miss playing with him in school. I really, really miss him and am very sad. I don’t want Thomas to be ill.

From a grown up helping Finley & Jake set this up:-

Thomas’s friends and family are heartbroken by the devastating news of Thomas’s diagnosis but even in this time of darkness Thomas’s smile is bright and he seeks enjoyment in all that he does. The family understand that people want to help but need time and space to come to terms with this. They support this page.

Finley & Jake can help each of you show your love and support for Thomas, his little sister Ella and his parents at this deeply sad time through a small donation to reach their goals of helping financially.

Watch this page for fundraising updates and how your donations are being used to keep Thom’s Story bright and happy.

Thom’ – You’ve Got A Friend In Me. Love Finley & Jake

“When the road looks rough ahead, and you’re miles and miles, from your nice warm bed, you just remember what your old pal said; Boy, you’ve got a friend in me… You’ve got troubles, and I’ve got ‘em too, there isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you. We stick together and can see it through, ‘Cause you’ve got a friend in me. Some other folks might be a little bit smarter than I am, bigger and stronger too, maybe. But none of them will ever love you the way I do, it’s me and you, boy and as the years go by our friendship will never die, you’re gonna see it’s our destiny. You’ve got a friend in me”

Credit: Randy Newman “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Walt Disney Music Company.

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  • Finley & Jake2 months ago
    Finley & Jake

    Finley & Jake

    2 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who bought a raffle ticket for the signed rugby shirt & thank you for your continued support. Huge congratulations to the winner.... Tammy Crewe! 🎉

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  • Finley & Jake4 months ago
    Finley & Jake

    Finley & Jake

    4 months ago

    From Beth (Jakes Mam): Signed welsh rugby shirt, by members of the Welsh squad....... myself and Tammy Crewe are selling raffle tickets £5 a strip or you can donate through the just giving page stating it is for raffle tickets and we will allocate you numbers, for a live facebook draw with Thomas' sister Ella pulling the winning a few weeks time, date to be confirmed by family.......the picture really does not do this justice! Good Luck 🍀

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  • Finley & Jake4 months ago
    Finley & Jake

    Finley & Jake

    4 months ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Simply speechless - thank you to everyone for your generosity x

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1 year ago

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Page last updated on: 10/6/2018 6:58 PM



  • Nathan hallett

    Nathan hallett

    Oct 1, 2018

    All the best lil-man


  • Angela Thomas

    Angela Thomas

    Sep 23, 2018

    From Jude Beaumont @ Melton Baptists


  • Greg Spencer

    Greg Spencer

    Sep 17, 2018


  • Anonymous


    Sep 14, 2018

    All the best little man, you have so many friends and support just for you!! Xxx


  • Carl Williams

    Carl Williams

    Aug 27, 2018

    £5 raffle but I don't want a ticket if it wins auction the shirt.Good luck.


  • Alicia Newman

    Alicia Newman

    Aug 19, 2018

    For the Raffle! - Charlie and Chace send all their love! ❤️ xxx


  • amy roach

    amy roach

    Aug 19, 2018

    Thomas has a lovely friend in you Finley. Lots of love to Thomas and family xxxx


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We just want to help our friend. Mum's are helping and Thomas's parents are happy with what we are trying to do. Thank you for visiting our page.

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