Tom Smith is a rugby legend.  Sadly Tom died from colon (bowel) cancer in April 2022.  Tom played with distinction for Scotland and the British & Irish Lions, and was described by Sir Ian McGeechan as “the greatest Scottish player of the professional era.” 

Tom was also an ambassador for 40tude curing colon cancer, which raises awareness and funds to cure colon cancer. 

Tom wanted to not just raise awareness but to help find a cure for colon cancer.  Colon cancer is the biggest killer of non-smokers in the UK.  It is a cancer which has touched most families in the UK.

The donations raised by 40tude supporters in his memory will be directed to funding a dedicated research fellowship to investigate the genetics of hereditary colon cancer.  The research fellow will be based at St. Mark's Hospital, the national bowel hospital, which with the help of 40tude is carrying out ground-breaking research already transforming the early diagnosis and treatment of colon cancer and the early identification of colon cancer.

Thank you for your support.