A charitable foundation has been launched in memory of Tim Bacon, who died of cancer last year, to recognise his achievements and continue his legacy.
The Tim Bacon Foundation, which is overseen by Bacon’s business partner and close friend Jeremy Roberts, wants to raise £500,000 to support The Christie Hospital and University College London to help fund proton beam therapy centres in Manchester and London.
It will also support Maggie’s Centres, which provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends and is a key partner to Christie Hospital’s clinical services.
So far, Brasserie Blanc has pledged £25,000 while New World Trading Company, Hawksmoor, The Alchemist, Ego Restaurants, Gusto and Blackhouse Grill have pledged £10,000.
Roberts said: “Proton beam therapy is a specialist form of radiotherapy that can 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 US or Switzerland. I think you will agree this is unacceptable and as such a fitting project with which to launch the foundation.”
The foundation will host many events during 2017, including a multi-restaurant celebration dinner sponsored by the Living Ventures Group and held across its businesses in Manchester city centre.
The dinner will be followed by the “Dream The Impossible” party at a secret venue in the city.
For more details about the appeal, visit www.timbaconfoundation.co.uk