About the islastones foundation team
Islastones Foundation was developed by Isla’s family and friends, to celebrate Isla’s legacy. We would like to raise awareness of childhood cancer, by the provision of grants to established research institutions to support biomedical research into their treatment.
We welcome fundraising to enable grants to be provided to those suffering from or affected by childhood cancers, in particular, but not exclusively Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, and their families and carers living in England and Wales by offering grants to assist in the provision of equipment, short breaks or experiences.
We aim to achieve this by making as many smiles as possible, by as many fun activities as possible, whilst painting and hiding #islastones that can travel all around the world raising awareness of childhood cancer.
Making Grants and Donations
Whenever possible and with the consent of families that have been supported, we will share an update about the grants that have been provided from the fundraising and donations you make. You will find these on the Islastones Foundation Facebook Page along with any research donations made towards DIPG.
About the #islastones Team
So you have read all about Isla and why the Islastones Foundation was founded in her memory to support ongoing fundraising into vital research and granting wishes to children and families affected by cancer.
Now we thought you might like to know a little bit about who we are and what is going on behind the scenes to make the Islastones Foundation such an awesome charity to support and fundraise for.
Meet the Trustees
Katherine Tansey and Simon Tansey
Katherine and Simon are Harry and Isla’s parents and founded the charity in 2019, becoming trustees. They are passionate about maintaining Isla’s legacy and supporting other families that are experiencing the devastating effects of childhood cancer.
They spend a lot of their spare time planning and managing the trust, managing grants, gathering information and liaising with other charities supporting DIPG awareness.
Katherine also won a just giving award for Outstanding Commitment 2019!
Jackie has supported as a trustee for Islastones since 2019. She supports the trust by helping with monitoring grant applications, IT and merchandise with John.
Di has been a trustee right from the start as well and supported to get everything up and running. She is our official finance book keeper and supports with the Facebook management.
Laura made the first-ever #islastone and set up the facebook group for Isla and her friends with Isla in her bedroom, in 2017. She became a trustee in 2021. Laura supports with facebook management, reports and planning.
Behind the scenes
Jo manages the islastones Instagram account.
IT support, shop maker, and helpful Uncle John
John Moore supports the Trustees with the development of the webpages, email account and the set-up of the shop. We use a third party company for the printing/production of our islastones products that John supervises.