News & Events

  • Thank you to Waitrose Market Harborough for their Community Matters Donation
    Thank you to Waitrose for your donation of £333 as part of the Community Matters Scheme.We are very grateful for the support.
  • ‘Full Support Healthcare (Wellingborough)’ kindly donates masks.
    We are very grateful to Full Support Healthcare (Wellingborough) who have, kindly, donated a few thousand face masks to Thomas’s Fund. This will enable our Music Therapists to work as safely as possible when they manage to return to face-to-face […]
  • ‘Lottery Coronavirus Community Support Fund’ provides support for Thomas’s Fund
    We have been really keen to support pre-school aged children with additional needs during this difficult year. Thomas’s Fund has really enjoyed providing online weekly Music Therapy sessions, in partnership with Rowan Gate Primary School and Kingsley Special Academy, to […]
  • ‘Rose of Northamptonshire Award’ January 2021
    We were thrilled, and so grateful, to receive a ‘Rose of Northamptonshire’ Award – in ‘recognition of the hard work and determination that you have shown when faced with the unprecedented threat from the Coronavirus outbreak – keeping our communities […]
  • Great Support from Duston Village Bakery
    Once again Jenni Smith and her Team, from the Duston Village Bakery, have supported Thomas’s Fund. The Bakery kindly donated £600, which is an amazing amount, especially during such a tough year. The money was raised by a raffle, held […]
  • Movement for Good Award
    We are very excited to start using the £50,000 grant, kindly awarded to us by Ecclesiastical. This will fund a project that will provide access for music therapy professionals to work within homes, hospitals and the community, helping around 200 […]
  • COVID-19 January Update
    As the pandemic continues, we wanted to provide an update about what we have been doing since our last update. We hope that it will give you an overview of some of the key things that we have been doing. […]
  • Thanks to BBC Children in Need
    This week see’s the start of “BBC Children in Need” week and we are once again grateful to have received a grant for another 3 years from Children In Need. Money raised by #childreninneed means we are able to provide […]
  • Thomas’s Fund lands £1,000 windfall
    Thanks to everyone for voting for Thomas’s Fund, we’ve been awarded £1000 from @Ecclesiastical Movement for Good. So many kind people voted for us, we are so grateful.  Five Northamptonshire charities – Hope Centre, Saints Foundation, Thomas’s Fund, Daventry volunteers […]
  • Thank you to all our volunteers!
    Today marks the end of Volunteers Week 2020. Thank you to all the volunteers who make the charity outstanding. There are so many kind people who give up lots of time to keep everything rolling so we can offer music […]
  • A heart in your window and a new film!
    Members of the Thomas’s Fund team will be supporting GivingTuesdayNow, giving thanks to everyone who is helping at this time including our supporters and acknowledging the great work charities do. Put a heart in your window and send us a […]
  • The 2.6 Challenge
    Thanks to everyone who took part in the #twopointsix challenge which took place on 26 th April which should have been London Marathon day, unfortunately thousands of charities are missing out on much needed funds due to Coronavirus . The […]
  • Nothing Can Stop Your Music latest
  • Newsflash!
  • Lights! Camera! Action!
    Everyone in the Thomas’s Fund team is working hard, learning how to make (and making) online resources for our Thomas’ Fund Families to access.
  • Music Therapy at Home continues….
    We’re working hard, and mastering online resources for our Thomas’s Fund families to access.
  • Two Point Six Challenge
    A reminder that this piece of music was written by Jan Hall (the Chair of Thomas’s Fund) and was performed at the Tenth Anniversary Concert of Thomas’s Fund (Music Therapy at Home) charity, in 2017. Within it you will hear […]
  • Further important Covid-19 news
    Owing to the Coronavirus Pandemic we have to do things differently to keep providing much-needed music therapy to life-limited children and young people across Northamptonshire. Please watch the video and if you can donate to our campaign we would be […]
  • Northamptonshire Community Foundation
    We are so grateful to Northamptonshire Communties Fund for the Response and Recovery Fund Grant that is being used to fund the additional work we are doing during the Covid-19 crisis. This is for providing instruments for children to have at home, […]
  • Starting to make packs for our ‘Nothing Can Stop Your Music’ initiative
  • How Thomas’s Fund is working and adapting under the threat of Covid-19
    With life as we know it changing dramatically following the initial threat and now the reality of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working extremely hard at Thomas’s Fund to make the necessary changes within our service to enable us to […]
  • Big News!
    100 Days to Go! Today Tim and Lucy officially launch the fundraising campaign for their #TandemLEJOG2020 challenge, hoping to raise £10,270. Thanks to our brilliant chair Jan & husband Perry for the film. Please share on social media. For more […]
  • Thomas’s Fund at the Movies
    Great friend to Thomas’s Fund Dr. Andrew Williams has made a film, Walking in the Footsteps of Others: 275 years of Northampton Hospital Child Healthcare. It will be shown on 15 March at the Picturedrome, Northampton. Doors open 2.30pm, the […]
  • Tim and Lucy tackle 1,027 mile cycle challenge
    Intrepid Northampton couple, Tim and Lucy Smith, co-founders of Thomas’s Fund, are aiming to raise £10,270 for charity by cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats on their tandem. Tim and Lucy from Boughton, Northants, have only had their bicycle-made-for-two […]
  • Oliver Mackaness
    Thanks to Oliver Mackaness raising £1000 at the biannual Christmas concert in Boughton.
  • Duston Village Bakery
    Jenni Smith had a great night at Duston Village Bakery at their Merry Gathering event. We raised a whopping £352 on the raffle. Thanks to Jenni for supporting our charity.
  • Toy tombolo at Weston Favell shopping centre
    Toy tombolo at Weston Favell shopping centre
  • Owens Trooper
    Thanks to all of Owens Trooper bucket shaking at Rushden lakes
  • Sixteen legs good!
    Our founder Lucy collected another generous cheque from friends of Thomas’s Fund, the unstoppable Waendel Walkers, who have once again chosen to donate to our charity. We’re very grateful to all the club members for their kind support. In case […]
  • Sophie Baylis & Storm troopers
    Sophie Baylis ( young ambassador) helping the Storm troopers collecting in Kettering!
  • Waendel walkers
    Thanks to the Waendel Walkers raising £700.
  • Kettering strikes back!
    Thomas’s Fund went collecting on Saturday 13 during Kettfest 2019, a weekend of arts, culture, music, workshops, dancing, local sausages and … Stormtroopers from Star Wars. “Owen’s Troopers” are a group led by Daniel, whose son, Owen, sadly passed away […]
  • Spratton Hall School
    Many thanks to our friends at Spratton Hall School who raised £15,000 at the May ball, with £5000 to Thomas’s Fund. This will provide 10 music sessions each for 11 children, when they are either poorly at home or in […]
  • AMG Mercedes in Brixworth
    Chelsea from AMG Mercedes in Brixworth, came to meet our fundraising coordinator Lucy to deliver a £500 donation from the company. The money was raised by selling/auctioning merchandise from F1. Many thanks to everyone there.
  • Smyths Toys
    Thanks to Smyths Toys for their kind donation of toys which will be distributed to families and used for a fundraising toy tombola.
  • Northampton Philharmonic Choir
    Thanks to Northampton Philharmonic Choir, who sang in The Grosvenor Centre, collecting for Thomas’s Fund.
  • Connect FM Radio
    Many thanks to @ConnectFMRadio who, with the help of their listeners, are supporting us with their Christmas toy appeal
  • Grand Weston Wobble Part II
    On Monday 14 May, intrepid co-founder Lucy with her friend Helen and a team from Weston Favell Shopping Centre embarked on a 100-mile walk along the Grand Union Canal from RDI headquarters (landlord of Weston Favell Shopping Centre) in Piccadilly […]
  • Weston Favell Shopping Centre
    Many thanks to Weston Favell Shopping Centre who presented us with a cheque yesterday for £10,488 following the Great Weston wobble part II. Our fundraising coordinator Lucy Smith took part and walked the full distance of over 100 miles, she […]
  • Chris Stephenson
    Thanks to Chris ‘steppy’ Stephenson for raising £4750 for Thomas’s Fund, after completing the London Marathon. He had a massive donation from The Finedon Buffs, so thanks to them too. The money raised (£9500) was shared between us and Kingsley […]
  • A vintage concert at a church
    One of our musical patrons John Bowman and Martyna Wren, who is a friend of Thomas’s Fund (she performed at our 10-year anniversary concert), are playing together as GoldFinch at St Mary & St Giles Church, Stony Stratford, with live strings, on Sunday 3 June, with […]
  • Sam Hedrick
    Congratulations to Sam Hedrick who completed the Shakespeare half marathon.
  • Rebecca Baines
    Rebecca Baines completes the London Marathon raising over £1000, she also organised a disco to help her reach her target.
  • Upton Cubs
    Thanks to Upton Cubs for raising £63.53 collecting all their pennies.
  • Jenni Smith
    Thank you to all the customers, staff and especially Jenni Smith (at Duston Village Bakery) for your kind donation to Thomas’s Fund. You raised £183 carrier bag donation and £293 on the raffle at the brilliant Christmas Craft Fayre.
  • Co-op at Finedon
    Many thanks to the Co-op at Finedon for supporting us with their Local Community Fund. The customers raised a massive £1235.89 in just 1 store.
  • Late pics just in!
    Here are some photos from our 10-year Celebration Concert in October. We had a brilliant evening, meeting up with many of our past and present supporters and celebrating this fantastic milestone. A raffle organised by Santander (Northampton Branch) and a […]
  • Requiem for a dream ticket!
    The beautiful East Northamptonshire village of Hargrave once again hosted the Hargrave Music Festival over four fabulous days in September. On the Sunday, amateur singers were given the chance once again to star at the Festival with an inclusive performance of Mozart’s […]
  • Lights! Camera! Award!
    Adam Seal, Lucy Parke, Luke Sheehan and Charlotte Siddall, four Media Production students from the University of Northampton, have received high praise for a short documentary they made to showcase the work of Thomas’s Fund. Adam worked as the director […]
  • #Tunes for Tom
    Thanks to all the artists who took part in our Tunes for tom event organised by Jan and Perry Hall held at Weston favell shopping centreThey were:HelenMartin and CarolineLiam CarterJay LucasMatt RedmondJohn BowmanJan HallLiz York
  • Northampton University Changemaker awards
    Jan and Lucy were delighted to be invited to an event organised by The Northampton University Changemaker awards. This was because students (Adam, Lucy, Luke and Charlotte) from the University had made a film as part of their degree in […]
  • Paul Jones
    Thanks to Paul Jones who took part in the London to Brighton bike ride on Sunday. (Toms birthday!) He raised over £800 for Thomas’s Fund. Well done Paul.
  • The big one!
    As you can see, we’re celebrating our ten year anniversary with a concert at the very same venue where we launched Thomas’s Fund in 2007. 
  • Tunes for Tom
  • Erica Chambers
    Well done Erica Chambers you’re a star. Ridden 100 miles in The Ride London 100 event and raised well over £1000 for Thomas’s Fund too.
  • Sweet treat!
    On Saturday 16 June Lucy and Kate were busy in Weston Favell Centre – who are kindly supporting Thomas’s Fund this year – running a teddy and “sweet treat” tombola. We raised £69 and lots of awareness about the charity.
  • Rat Pack at the Picturedrome
    To kick off our 10th anniversary, The Rat Pack came to Northampton and a fun evening was had by all who attended. The entertainers raised the roof and raised a lot of money at the same time, £1,905. We were helped enormously […]
  • Strictly Come Fundraising
    The Boughton Ball Committee held a Black Tie and Tiara ball at the end of March and raised over £15,000 for three local charities: Thomas’s Fund, The local Air Ambulance and Facefax. The money will be divided equally between the three charities. […]
  • Weston Favell front and centre!
    Weston Favell shopping centre has chosen Thomas’s Fund as their Charity of the Year. They hold a fun club during school holidays to include craft activities, and parents/carers can donate to this. They also have a book swap/library where people […]
  • Co-operation!
    A cluster of Co-op stores, in Northampton, have raised an amazing £4,535 through their membership scheme. BAs you can see Lucy collected the cheque. Thomas’s Fund has also now been chosen for the next round of funding over at Kettering […]
  • Police! Camera! Donation!
  • Money does grow on trees!
    Jan Hall collected a cheque for £323.40 raised by Wyevale Garden Centre at Podington from Lindsay Palmer. This money was raised over Christmas with a wishing well and donations for the reindeer visit and reindeer ‘food’. Thanks to all the […]