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NC TLC TrustNC TLC Trust Founder & Son was set up by Janet Walker-Smith in 2008 after her son TJ was diagnosed with (ALL) Leukaemia. The charity was formed following a lack of aftercare support to help them through their journey of treatment; now the charity supports families both regionally and nationally.

Today the charity and its board of Trustees ensure that the charity meets all the compliancy requirements set out by Charities Commission, which include policies, procedures to govern its operation and meet charity law.

“Finding out your child has leukaemia has to be among the worst news a parent can hear, for us it was a terrible shock and that day our lives changed forever. TJ was 17 months old and due to having his MMR vaccination in May 2005, but I noticed he didn’t seem very well and refused the inoculation. They did a blood test on him and by 4 pm that evening, he was admitted to hospital and they started treatment. He had a blood transfusion that evening.

TJ’s consultant Dr Shahid Ali asked if we had noticed TJ being sleepy and a change in his skin colour? He told us that TJ was very poorly and he had leukaemia. I burst out crying and KC (TJ’s older brother) ran down the corridor screaming No! No! No!

What makes us unique?

It is unique in it is run by a family that after going through 3 year of treatment, wanting to offer all the support they found and felt they needed during this time. The charity has a team of volunteers that aim to provide practical and emotional support from the point of diagnosis, giving families the knowledge and national signposting for where to go for help; while making new friendships along the way.

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We want to be ‘With you all the way’

Northamptonshire based cancer charity

NC TLC Trust is a Northampton based children’s cancer charity dedicated to supporting families living with Tumours, Leukaemia and other cancers. We provide practical and emotional support from the point of diagnosis. 

The charity was set up by families undergoing treatment in Northamptonshire and surrounding areas and is unique in that is run by likeminded people supporting each other and forming new friendships along the way.

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