About Our Auction
Tumaini La Maisha and Their Lives Matter Ireland and UK are 3 distinct collaborative NGO’s collectively known as (We Are TLM). They have a shared vision - that no child suffers or dies unnecessarily from cancer in Tanzania.
For the estimated 4,500 children who develop childhood cancer every year in Tanzania, the ability to afford the travel, medical care and associated costs is a distant dream. Enter the ground-breaking partnership between Muhimbili National Hospital and Tumaini La Maisha (hope for life in English), and the National Children Cancer Network, (NCCN) they have built whose combined support provides comprehensive free care - everything from chemotherapy, accurate diagnostics, medical training, play therapy, transport and so much more to 11 sites across the country!
Tumaini La Maisha Tanzania is celebrating 10 years of service dedicated to children with cancer & their families. In ten years, we have grown from caring for less than 300 children annually to reaching 730+ new children in 2019 across a national network of cancer centres. Survival rates have also increased from 30% to almost 50% from 2011 to 2020.
‘We have come a long way since the official launch of Tumaini La Maisha 10 years ago, but have a long journey ahead of us!’ as still an estimated 70-80% of children with cancer in Tanzania still suffer and die needlessly of a disease we are committed to treating for free. Tanzania is a vast country with more than 60 million inhabitants, most of whom do not have the means to afford not only medical treatment but transport to a medical centre. Our survivors, one of whom works as part of our team at MNH, show us that childhood cancer does not need to mean the death of a child. Childhood cancer can be overcome with the right treatment, at the right time.
This year, as the charity celebrates their 10th anniversary, they have announced the launch of their 2nd Bid for Life Art Auction with their partners at Nafasi Art Space in Dar es Salaam and Killruddery House and Gardens in County Wicklow, Ireland. ”.
The auction will start on October 2nd with the grand finale on October 23rd. If you would like to get involved visit wearetlm.org/bidforlife2 to find out more or www.32auctions.com/bidforlife2 to bid.
“In 2020 the Bid for Life Art Auction raised over €25,000 to support children’s cancer services. We are hoping that this year, with your help, we will be able to raise even more much needed funds”, said Dr. Trish.
About We Are TLM
'We Are TLM' represents a group of International organisations with a shared vision and mission: to care for children with cancer in Tanzania. Their Lives Matter Ireland Registered Charity Number: 20103798.
High Plains Light
Portrait of a Little Girl
70 year old Irish Print
Rose in charcoal
Stonetown Tumble 3
Stonetown Tumble 4