The Tim Bacon Foundation will support charities in the fight against cancer in all its painful and hurtful guises. Sadly Tim lost his own battle with cancer last year. The first appeal to be undertaken by the Foundation, which is being overseen by Tim’s erstwhile business partner and close friend Jeremy Roberts, will be to support The Christie Hospital and University College London in their appeal to raise funds for Proton Beam Therapy centres in Manchester and London and Maggie’s Centres who provide much needed free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends and is a key partner for the clinical services of the Christie Hospital.
Roberts said: “Many of you will have attended Tim’s memorial service in May last year. A very belated thank you to all who were able to come. I saw many of you personally on the day and since and have also received countless messages from people who were there or could not make it for whatever reason. I have been overwhelmed by still more who did not know Tim personally but who respected his achievements in the industry and wanted to record that fact.
“Proton beam therapy is a specialist form of radiotherapy that can very precisely target certain cancers, increasing success rates and reducing side-effects. Its introduction to the UK will bring treatment closer to patients, mostly children with brain tumours, who are currently sent abroad for treatment, usually to the USA or Switzerland. I think you will agree that this is unacceptable and as such a fitting project with which to launch the Foundation.
“So I am pleased to be confirming today that a Charitable Foundation has been established in Tim’s name to recognise his achievements, to continue his legacy and to echo his legendary generosity of spirit. The Tim Bacon Foundation will support charities in the fight against Cancer in all its painful and hurtful guises. I am asking you today to join the growing band of companies who have pledged to help us launch the Tim Bacon Foundation’s inaugural campaign to raise at least £500,000 for its chosen cause during 2017."
Companies that have already pledged support for the foundation include Brasserie Blanc, New World Trading Company, Hawksmoor, The Alchemist Bar and Restaurant, Ego Restaurants, Gusto Restaurant and Bar and Blackhouse Grills.