The Tim Bacon Foundation is a registered charity based in Cheshire, and was established in Tim Bacon’s name to recognise his achievements, continue his legacy and to echo his legendary spirit of generosity.
The businesses he led and worked in (Living Room, Australasia, Blackhouse, Red Door, Gusto, Alchemist and Botanist to name a few) together changed the face of Manchester’s restaurant scene and he left his unique mark on friends, employees and customers alike.
Tim sadly lost his battle to Cancer in April 2016, and his colleagues, friends and family wanted to ensure that he was not forgotten.
The best way to do that was to support the amazing people that helped him live with this disease and empower those that are still trying to find a cure for cancer by setting up a foundation in Tim’s name.
Over half a million pounds was raised in the first year, this supported The Christie in their fundraising quest to become the first hospital in the UK to have the pioneering proton beam therapy machine.
This year the Tim Bacon Foundation has funded PhD students to work at the Kidscan laboratories at the University of Salford, focusing purely on children’s cancer research and treatment.
The foundation also has an ongoing pledge to support Maggie’s Centre Manchester with a percentage of fundraising each year donated to their great cause.
The charity aims to be known and supported particularly throughout the North West where Tim set up his home.
The fundraising events being planned all have people as a central focus and, like Tim’s businesses, want it to be a social and fun occasion with a group aim of raising as much money for the cause as possible.