NC TLC Trust 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!’”
It is unique in it is run by a family that after going through 3 years 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.
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.
“Lions Club International are celebrating one hundred years of service in the community and clubs around the world have been challenged (among others) to support those organisations involved in the care and treatment of children suffering from cancer, Northampton Eighty Lions Club is therefore delighted to have chosen NC TLC Trust to be the principal beneficiary of its annual golf day”
“For me, the over-riding reason we wanted to have the NC TLC as our chosen charity again for 2017, was as a direct result of attending their Charity Ball in 2016. Normally, most people are sceptical as to the final recipient of charity funds. However, we spoke to some of the brave parents who had gone through the tragic loss of their child, who were eternally grateful for the full emotional, practical and financial support of the NC TLC. This proves with no doubt that our challenging fund raising efforts had gone to such a deserving cause.”
My brother (Dave Rainbow) and I would just like to say what an absolute honour it has been to be able to run the marathon on behalf of your amazing charity – thank you for giving us the opportunity – what you do is an inspiration to us all! Thank you all again and keep up the fantastic work for what is an amazing cause. Bless you all xx
The charity is unbelievable, not only supporting families through the toughest time of their lives but also bringing fun to all the children that really deserve it, whether it be car racing at Rockingham or a trip to Skegness or Blackpool. Each trip gives such valuable memories, PRICELESS! The amount of love and care these guys offer is touching and endless. Keep up the good work.
A charity where I believe the money donated goes to help those who need it and who it is intended for. They have done a lot of good things for a lot of families at their time of real need.
Thank you for a truly memorable couple of days at Crowhurst park. We all had a wonderful time and it provided us with a real break from day to day back in Northampton.
I was slightly apprehensive as our daughter was on ‘steroids week’ and the thought of us all being in a confined space was a bit daunting, but it was all a breeze, thanks to the beautiful location, fresh air and sunshine.
We were all new to the area, and really enjoyed spending a day at Battle Abbey and exploring Bexhill (great ice cream and loved the De La Warr Pavilion), paddling, fish and chips in Eastbourne, spectacular Beachy Head and even more ice cream and the i360 in Brighton. We have come home with so many happy memories and are truly grateful for your generosity and commitment which made it possible.