About The Tim Reeve Charitable Trust

Tim Reeve had just started at Anglia Ruskin University and had the world at his feet when he contracted lymphoblastic leukaemia back in 2002. Throughout gruelling chemotherapy sessions, one dream kept the football fanatic’s courage up – to go to Germany and support England in the 2006 World Cup Finals. Sadly, he never made it.

When Tim died in hospital on December 10, 2005, his dad John’s response was defiant, valiant and a credit to the memory of a lionhearted young man. Not allowing himself to wallow in the despair that grips so many unfortunate enough to have to bury a child, John threw himself into a fundraising frenzy…

When the 2006 World Cup Finals came around, he walked all the way from his home in Wickham Bishops, Essex to Frankfurt, and back, raising thousands for Leukaemia Research. And alongside his wife, Sandra, John set up the Tim Reeve Charitable Trust, which has now raised more than a quarter of a million pounds for research into the disease that kills 70 per cent of its young victims.

John’s own book, “A Walk of Faith”, chronicles his journey to the World Cup, and can be purchased from Amazon. Sales of the book continue to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund’s work with teenagers and young adults.

Since Tim’s death, John and Sandra have continued to work tirelessly, organising a number of fund raising events, including the Forget Me Not Marathon Walks, which took place in 2008 and 2010, as well as a Dragon Boat Race in June 2010.

Their efforts to raise funds for research into better treatments for 15 to 24-year-olds suffering from blood cancers go on, and this site is dedicated to supporting their efforts and raising more money for Leukaemia Research and the Tim Reeve Charitable Trust.

We will keep the site updated with all new events, the latest ways to donate and even get involved with our fundraising for this amazing charity – very close to mine and Victoria’s heart… We hope you can help us in any way that you can.