Tysers are proud to announce that the 2014 Charity of the Year will be The Tom Bowdidge Foundation. Following the sad loss of Tom Bowdidge in November 2013, Richard Bowdidge and his family are setting up The Tom Bowdidge Foundation. The foundation will support research into teenage cancers with specific reference to sarcoma research. Tom was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive type of sarcoma. They will also provide support for the day to day care and emotional needs of teenage cancer sufferers and their families; providing people for them to talk to and help them understand what is happening to them.

The Foundation will be officially launching on Friday 28th February, which is Tom’s birthday and need to raise £5,000 in order to become a Registered Charity. To get the ball rolling, Tysers have made an initial donation of £1,000 so just £4,000 to go! The first fundraising event is being held on Friday 28 February – a “Wear it blue day”, blue being Tom’s favourite colour.

For further information about the Foundation, please contact Katharine Bishop