Did you know the little boy of our Digital Marketing Exec, Steven, has battled child cancer?
He was only 8 months old when diagnosed with a Wilms Tumour (Kidney Cancer) and now at 3 years old is in remission.

We are showing support and raising funds for the cause he setup, Finley’s Gift, to give back to one of the charities who helped him and his family throughout the most difficult times of their lives – the Toma Fund.

Buy A Finley’s Gift Blue Band

By purchasing and wearing the distinctive blue bands from Finley’s Gift, you will help raise awareness of child cancer, but ultimately the £2 per band purchased from reception will be going towards a prize gifted to the Toma Fund Ball this year as a donation from Inspired.

You may of heard of Bradley Lowery in the press who sadly passed away recently through his own battle with child cancer? Steven’s little boy Finley spent time on the same ward as Bradley, amongst other children who have battled cancer and still continue to battle cancer.

What is Steven’s and his son Finley’s story?

“On Friday 13th February (how apt) our world was turned upside down when we were ushered into a little room complete with tissues and told the devastating news that our 8 month old baby boy had what very much looked like kidney cancer (Wilms tumour)” – Donna, Finley’s Mum.

It was confirmed to be kidney cancer, and during rounds of chemotherapy Finley had to have his kidney removed then a further 6 months course of triple chemo, to get rid of ‘the ants in the garden we can’t see’ his consultant stated.

Take 10 minutes to watch the following emotional submission from Finley’s dad about the full experience…

Thankfully so far Finley is in remission and starting nursery this year, but his family will always be looking over their shoulders at each scan date with worry of the cancer returning.

Follow Finley’s story and progress on the Finley’s Gift Facebook Page here.

What is Finley’s Gift and the Toma Fund?

Finley’s Gift was setup by Steven and his wife Donna as a fundraising cause. A cause that gives back to the charities who helped him, his son and his family get through the most darkest days of their lives.

The Toma Fund was one of those charities who provided some much needed time to themselves, a break to Berwick in a caravan all free of charge.

Not only that but the Toma Fund also helped financially with money towards bills and at Christmas where the boys were lavished with much deserved gifts. The Toma Fund do remarkable things for these families and children battling cancer, they offer the things the families need most at the right time that people do not realise they need.

The Toma Fund is dedicated to the memory of Jordan David Thompson (Toma) and Sophie Ela Atay, who were cousins that tragically died from childhood cancers. Jordan was 15 when he lost his battle with Leukaemia in September 2007 and Sophie was just 2 when she died of Neuroblastoma in March 2010.

Jordan was a talented footballer who played for the Newcastle United Academy from the age of 10, and during battling his own cancer before sadly passing away, he made weekly visits to the ward at the RVI/Great North Children’s Hospital Newcastle to visit and encourage other young cancer sufferers, trying to help them stay positive.

With high profile patrons such as David Ginola, Steven Taylor, Peter Ramage, Liam Plunkett, Melanie Hill and one of Jordan’s old friends Paul Dummett, the Toma Fund host an annual ball where they hope to raise most of their funds to help the families in need.

We will be contributing to this by purchasing a prize for the Toma Fund Ball this November.

Please buy a blue Finley’s Gift band from Reception to show your support!