TOM PRINCE CANCER TRUST – OUR LOCAL CHARITY
Emirates Spinnaker Tower supports the Tom Prince Cancer Trust, a Portsmouth based Osteosarcoma charity.
Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer, and the sixth most common type of cancer in children. It is one of the few cancers that actually begins in bones, and sometimes spreads elsewhere,and it most commonly develops in teenagers who are experiencing their adolescent growth spurt. Boys are twice as likely to have osteosarcoma as girls, and most cases of osteosarcoma involve the bones around the knee.
Tom Prince was born and lived in Portsmouth. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in February 2003 and after a brave battle, passed away in October 2004, just before his 16th birthday. Tom’s family and friends set up the Tom Prince Cancer Trust to keep his memory alive and do something positive in his name. The charity now organises fundraising activities and seeks to raise awareness of the disease.
Visit the Tom Prince Cancer Trust website to find out more.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so via the Trust website or through the collecting tins at Emirates Spinnaker Tower.
OUR NATIONAL CHARITY
Emirates Spinnaker Tower, as part of Continuum Attractions, is proud to support Make a Wish as its national charity.
About Make a Wish
The charity Make a Wish exists for one reason – to grant magical wishes to enrich the lives of children and young people fighting life-threatening conditions. Whether it’s starring in their own films, walking with dinosaurs, going on an amazing holiday, meeting a celebrity hero, or having a life-changing bedroom makeover; the wishes are varied, personal and, most importantly, magical. 11,000 magical wishes have been granted since 1986.
Make a Wish go above and beyond to grant very special wishes to very special children; their dreams made a reality at a time when they need it most. Because a child’s life shouldn’t be about illness, hospitals and diagnosis – it should be about wonder, joy and hope.
See www.make-a-wish.org.uk for more information and keep an eye on the blog for details of the Tower’s fundraising events.