Remembering Thomas Ball

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Thomas Ball

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    Amount we’ve raised in Thomas’s memory $2,038.03

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    The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund

    The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund

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    • Donation by Clive Bilton

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Denize Woodstock

      Good Luck guys!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    Events we're doing

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    • 29Jun

      Dreamwalk

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      Total so far:

      $592.46

    • Ceri-Chapple

      On 11th June 1997 my brother Thomas was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma a rare aggressive childhood cancer. Only about 80-100 children each year are unfortunate enough to have this disease and the outlook for these children is poor.

      Tom endured two years of painful treatments but never once complained, when his cancer had reached remission against all the odds we thought our prayers had been answered.

      Thomas felt very lucky and content, he had beaten this disease and wanted to help those children who were more unfortunate than himself. He suggested a sponsored bike ride from Holmer Green to Prestwood which raised an enormous amount of money for research into neuroblastoma - how rewarding this was for Tom.

      For three years Tom thrived, spearheading and taking part in many charity events. He enjoyed a simple life walking his dog Pip and playing over the woods with his mates. Swimming, trampolining, motor biking and of course supporting Chelsea were his favourite activities. He loved computers and was very clever with all the latest technology.

      Life was settled but although healthy and well Thomas was always kept on a tight rein from the hospital due to his bone marrow being so badly damaged by the chemotherapy and the high chance of a relapse.

      This wasn't going to stop his love of life and courage. He continued to think of others before himself and was a tower of strength to all who knew him, he was awarded a Queens Golden Jubilee Award for young achiever in October 2002 and more recently in March 2003 he was awarded a Lady Diana Princes of Wales Award for making a real difference to the community and succeeding against all the odds.

      Thomas was regularly seen around the village in his wheelchair over the last three months of his life - he wasn't going to hide away feeling sorry for himself and still had so much determination and strength, again he inspired others with his positive attitude.

      In April 2003 year the doctors were persuaded to give Thomas some more treatment so he endured more radioactive therapy. This gave Thomas only two weeks of reasonable health before the cancer continued to grow again. Radiotherapy was given just for pain relief but nothing could save Tom.

      At twenty five past midnight on Monday morning 30th June 2003 Thomas lost his battle for life. Tom died at home with his Mum, Dad, myself and my sisters Cathy and Clare and other family members at his side .  It was a life changing moment for my family but Tom was such an inspiration to others and his want to help other children who were poorly like him was and still is very humbling.

      In Tom's 14 years of life he touched so many lives, he was extremely cheeky and had the best sense of humour - I was quite often the butt of his jokes!  He was so courageous, never complained even through the most invasive treatments.  

      Doing the Dreamwalk this year is a small way of raising money for other children who are suffering from childhood cancer, offering them respite in the holiday homes that the charity provide or the Annual Christmas Trip to Euro Disney.  Every pound donated will go along way to offering support to families and money towards research.

      I appreciate that there are often requests for sponsors but any donation large or small would be gratefully received.

      Many thanks, Ceri x

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      Total so far:

      $870.56

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      They did it!

       

      It's not too late to show your support for our dedicated volunteers who walked six miles at midnight.

       

      We expect to raise somewhere between three and four thousand pounds with this event, once the sponsor money has been collected, well done everyone.

       

      Please sponsor the "Dream Team" who are walking six miles at midnight to benefit children who are suffering from cancer and leukaemia.

       

      Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

      Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

      So please dig deep and donate now.

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      Total so far:

      $122.12

    Donations made in memory of Thomas Ball79

    • Donation by Clive Biltonto BEN's page on 29/06/2013

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Denize Woodstockto BEN's page on 28/06/2013

      Good Luck guys!

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Carrieto BEN's page on 28/06/2013

      Sorry I can't be there. Tom is constantly in my thoughts. Good luck to everyone, hope the rain stops for you! Xx

    • Donation by Julie Boyd (Edwards)to BEN's page on 27/06/2013

      I am so sorry I cannot now join you for the walk. I will be thinking of you all and what a great cause this is x x

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Grandmato BEN's page on 27/06/2013

      Good luck Frankie!!

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by to BEN's page on 27/06/2013

      £10.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clare Gardner.to BEN's page on 26/06/2013

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ben Woodleyto BEN's page on 25/06/2013

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by sara lewisto BEN's page on 24/06/2013

      Good luck ben this is a charity i do alot for to.x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by to BEN's page on 24/06/2013

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Nick Duckworthto BEN's page on 24/06/2013

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Nickto BEN's page on 24/06/2013

      Good boy.

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Ire Hassan-Odukaleto BEN's page on 24/06/2013

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Auntie S xxxto BEN's page on 23/06/2013

      Good luck Ben !

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Luketo BEN's page on 23/06/2013

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by G nicholasto BEN's page on 23/06/2013

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Your uncle Martin!to BEN's page on 22/06/2013

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Aaron Edwards to BEN's page on 21/06/2013

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by to BEN's page on 21/06/2013

      Good luck Ben and Frankie

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Matt Boxto BEN's page on 21/06/2013

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      £50.00

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    • Donation by Benjamin Gibbonsto BEN's page on 21/06/2013

      £50.00

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    • Donation by Jane Gibbonsto BEN's page on 20/06/2013

      Well done Ben - it's a great cause. Don't get lost in the dark, he he. Mum xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Lynda Emburyto Ceri's page on 21/09/2012

      Ceri - So sorry it has taken so long but I am sure all went well

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Rob McKinnonto Ceri's page on 01/08/2012

      Better late than never...

      £60.00

      + £15.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Clive Biltonto Elaine's page on 23/07/2012

      £10.00

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      Donation by Anonymousto Elaine's page on 23/07/2012

      £5.00

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      Donation by Mrs Baileyto Elaine's page on 23/07/2012

      £5.00

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    • Donation by Sam McCannto Elaine's page on 06/07/2012

      Well done ladies - particular mention to my pal Mel Bacchus xxxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julie Cunninghamto Ceri's page on 04/07/2012

      Hope all went well!!

      £20.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Stella Hartto Ceri's page on 04/07/2012

      Nice one Ceri hope it all went well xxxxxxx

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Joanne Catoto Ceri's page on 02/07/2012

      Well done Ceri! I saw the cute photo in the Bucks Free Press! XxX

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Brian Hicksto Ceri's page on 01/07/2012

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Sarah Rhymerto Ceri's page on 01/07/2012

      £5.00

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    • Donation by Chloe Taschto Ceri's page on 30/06/2012

      Hey lovely lady, huge well done!! Hope it was a fab experience xx lotsa love xx

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Rebecca Sandersonto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Amazing work ceri x

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Philip chappleto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      good luck in raising money for very worthy cause! xx

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sheona, Jim & Matilda Durrantto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Good luck Ceri x

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by sarah millerto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Good luck Ceri!! Your brother sounds amazing and I'm sure he would be very proud of you xx

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Vicki Pritchardto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Good luck to all of you! The Pritchards xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Nicola Waldento Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Good Luck hun and well done!! Love Andy, Nikki, Ethan and Baylen xxxxx

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Kay Sawyerto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Good Luck and God Speed Ceri Best Wishes Kay x

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Jane Dawkinsto Ceri's page on 29/06/2012

      Ceri what an inspiring and sad story. Good luck with the walk. Tom would be so proud. Big hugs! Keep warm. xx

    • Donation by Lesley Chappleto Elaine's page on 29/06/2012

      Good luck Luca and Hannah I Hope the weather is kind to you!

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Marian McKayto Elaine's page on 28/06/2012

      Good luck Sky

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Julie Hogganto Ceri's page on 25/06/2012

      Nice one Ceri. Hope the walk goes well and you raise loads for Thomas' charity x

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Elaine Wilsonto Ceri's page on 25/06/2012

      Good luck Ceri

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Dave Lawrenceto Ceri's page on 25/06/2012

      Good luck hope it goes well.

      £20.00

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    • Donation by K and Ian to Elaine's page on 24/06/2012

      Good luck for Friday x Try to stay out of the hedge this year ; )

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Sean Harrisonto Ceri's page on 24/06/2012

      Great cause, good luck

      £20.00

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    • Donation by maureen brooksto Elaine's page on 22/06/2012

      Good luck & best wishes.

      £10.00

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    • Donation by david savoryto Elaine's page on 22/06/2012

      Hope you all enjoy your walk, and keep up the good work.

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Ed Hillto Ceri's page on 22/06/2012

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Rachel Cordento Ceri's page on 22/06/2012

      Good Luck Ceri! A very worthy cause. Love from Rachel & Hazel xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Zoe Muskettto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good luck Ceri! We'll be thinking of you xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Hester Swanson-Warrento Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good luck lovely - Tom would be so very proud of you. xx

      £30.00

      + £7.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sue Boylesto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Catherine Dernulcto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good luck and don't fall over!! What a wonderful charity

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by David Walkerto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good Luck Ceri x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tracy Robbinsto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good Luck Ceri - a wonderful tribute. tx

      £50.00

      + £12.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by J-P Noelto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good luck!

      £50.00

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    • Donation by Katie Rockto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good luck Ceri, you'll do great x

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Tony Vollerto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Good luck ~ and entertain your fellow walkers with your moves and grooves T x

      £25.00

      + £6.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Victoria Barberto Ceri's page on 21/06/2012

      Go Ceri:) Big Respect Chick:) Vx

      £15.00

      + £3.75 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anna Radlerto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Hope it goes well my darling - watch for those strange things that go bump!! x x x

      £10.00

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    • Donation by to Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Louise Byrneto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Good luck Ceri! Think of all the cake you can eat to replace the calories you'll burn ;-)

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Richard Holliganto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Hi Ceri, All the best for your walk! Richard x

      £10.00

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    • Donation by amanda vinnicombeto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      What a wonderful and inspiring story Ceri and very best of luck for the walk! Sure you'll be brill Mx

      £20.00

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    • Donation by J Hargreavesto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Will be thinking of you all. Best wishes Ceri, Jenny H x

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Susan Friestad-Keento Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Ceri A loss shared. Walk on air lovely. S

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Rosie Reedto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Dear Ceri Good luck with the walk, hope all goes well. Take care, love Rosie x

      £10.00

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    • Donation by Gail Bagleyto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Good Luck Ceri. Plenty of vaseline on the feet will prevent any blisters!! xxx

      £20.00

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    • Donation by Catherine Hastoyto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      An inspiring story. Would love to be involved in future fundraising activities for this incredible cause. lots of love x

    • Donation by June Lubbockto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      Good luck, Ceri. Hope the weather is kind to you. Regards June

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Sharon Merryto Ceri's page on 20/06/2012

      In memory of Thomas, a remarkable and inspiring young man. All the best for the walk Ceri. Hope you can keep those blisters at bay :-) xx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

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      Donation by Melanie Bacchusto Elaine's page on 20/06/2012

      Good luck to all the walkers! Xx

      £5.00

      + £1.25 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Caitlin Zajacto Elaine's page on 13/06/2012

      Enjoy your special walk xxx

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Samantha Savoryto Elaine's page on 10/06/2012

      Look forward to walking with u. Xxxxx not on the deaf side

      £10.00

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      Donation by to Elaine's page on 10/03/2012

      £1.00

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    Charities we're helping 1

    • The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund

      The Thomas Ball Children's Cancer Fund

      The object of the charity is to relieve sickness and distress among children suffering from cancer and their families. The trustees do this in any way that will be beneficial to the sick child & family. This is usually in the form of free holidays taken in one of the charity's properties on the coast in Hampshire. It also provides play/medical equipment for hospitals/individuals, organises special treats, raises awareness of childhood cancer & donates funds for UK neuroblastoma research

    Events we're doing 2

      • 29Jun

        Dreamwalk

      • Walk

      • 29Jun

        Dream Walk

      • Walk