About Tabby’s Trust
Tabby’s Trust was launched by 15 year old BGS schoolgirl Tabitha Wood after her diagnosis with a rare form of ovarian cancer when she was 13. She is now in remission, and is determined to give back to help others going through a cancer diagnosis. She has so far raised over £24,0000 to help children with cancer, a lot of which was raised by a sponsored cycle from Charing Cross hospital in London to Leeds General Infirmary with her dad and brother Ben. This money has provided tablet computers for the children in the teenage cancer ward and crafts for children being treated, and Tabby hopes to provide an additional monitor for the MRI machines.
A charity like Tabby’s Trust can give every penny donated to make life a little kinder for children going through cancer. The million metre row is a chance to make a real difference to their lives. The money from this row will be given to the chidrens cancer ward to help families whose children and undergoing treatment stay nearby. Leeds is a major centre for childrens treatment and families come from all over.
In Tabby’s words “The oncology department is both a fantastic and a horrible place. There are so many very poorly children there, and I want to try and help. The hospital saved my life, so I would like to make other childrens lives easier”
Tabby also sits on the Leeds Hospitals Youth Forum, which aims to influence the care provided to young people and shape future services.