The Dear Toby Trust has donated £3000 to the GOSH Learning Academy in aid of paediatric healthcare education and training.
The Dear Toby Trust raises money to support paediatric (childhood) cancer care and research in the UK. We work particularly closely with Great Ormond Street Hospital. Our aim is to help specialist centres find new and groundbreaking treatments for children living with cancer, and to support paediatric oncology nurses.
The trust has no administrative costs, meaning that every penny donated is channelled directly into projects. Since 2017, The Dear Toby Trust has raised over £100,000 and this money is already being used to fund new research into CAR T cell therapy for AML – a treatment that was so desperately needed but wasn’t available for Toby.
Speaking about the latest donation, Lily Coombs, Senior Fundraising Executive for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, said: “Our ambition is to be the first choice for multi-professional paediatric healthcare education, training, and development for the whole workforce, utilising state-of-the-art technology in contemporary learning environments.”