Fiducia Wealth Management
Posted in Fiducia News, Charity on 31.08.22
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We are extremely proud to announce our chosen Charity of the Year for 2022/23 will be The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation.

Our in-house Charity Committee, spearheaded by Senior Financial Adviser Rob Wood, deliberated over several local charities for Fiducia to support over the next 12 months. Taking into account the family aspect we have at the company, The Tom Bowdidge Youth Cancer Foundation ticked a lot of boxes for the committee and a decision was made.

Based in Colchester and operating throughout the UK nationwide, the Foundation supports teenagers and young adults (13-24) who are living with cancer and their families.

Founded in 2014 in memory of Tom Bowdidge, the Foundation focuses on three key areas; to provide emotional & financial support through its care grant packages, to provide age-appropriate rooms and spaces within hospitals and funds a research project which primarily focuses on less toxic treatments for sarcoma cancers in young people.

Tom died of a Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumour and extensive peritoneal disease in October 2013, at the age of 19. You can learn a little more in the video.

Tom is remembered by his family, his friends and an entire community of families who have been supported in their battle against cancer. So far, the Foundation has raised an amazing £175,801 on creating age-appropriate environments in hospitals, and £402,450 spent to fund research into targeted treatments for teenage cancers. It has helped families and young people, aged 13-24 years, with essentials like food, heating, iPads, laptops, wigs and clothes.

To learn more about the Foundation, please visit their website here.

We recently had the pleasure of Nikki Bowdidge (Tom’s Mum) and Lindsay Hurrell (Fundraising Lead) visit our offices to discuss several events in which we will be hosting over the next year to raise some much-needed funds for their Foundation. We are buzzing with ideas and excited to get going with our efforts.

We will also be supporting any events the Foundation hosts, either individually or via other corporate partners they have to ensure they achieve their fundraising goals.

Announcing the partnership, Fiducia’s Rob Wood said:

“Tom’s story touched many lives in the local community including members of staff here at Fiducia. The work and funds Nikki and the rest of the foundation generate and distribute to support teenagers and their families living with cancer is just fantastic. If we can help them with their cause, then the good work continues and many more will benefit in the future.”

Our next event, the Fiducia Charity Challenge, is all set for Friday September 9th. Following this, we are looking to host a football tournament on Thursday October 20th at Colchester Sports Park – if you’re interested in entering a team, reach out for details.

If you’d like to be kept up to date with our events, please sign up to our bi-monthly Newsletter and email Matt Lovell on [email protected].

Well done to Rob and the Fiducia Charity Committee for selecting a fantastic charity, Team Fiducia looks forward to supporting a fantastic cause over the next 12 months.

Let’s ‘crack on’ for Tom!