The charity that is a trifle to us can be precious to others. (Homer)
Throughout his many years in Showbusiness, Tom has been heavily involved with many charitable organisations.
Here you will some information on some of those close to his heart.
If you want ot find out more about these worthy causes, hover your mouse over the logo to the left or you can contact them through their webpage by clicking the link embedded into the button on the right
The Lord's Taverners is the official Charity of recreational cricket and the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports Charity
Sport and recreation are essential for young people and our mission is to give a 'sporting chance' to those in need.
We achieve this by focusing on youth cricket in disadvantaged areas and sports and recreational equipment for young people with disabilities and special needs, including sports wheelchairs, specially-adapted minibuses and sensory play areas.
Our Charities fund has helped literally thousands of individuals and organisations over the years. The Trustees of the Grand Order of Water Rats meet every month to discuss and assimilate the various requests for help. Of course we would like to help everyone but it just isn't possible.
We have though, been able to assist with donations or by supplying equipment to Guy's Hospital, Roy Castle's Cause for Hope, International Spinal Research, Macmillan Cancer Fund, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Order of St. John, Brinsworth House and many others. This is as well as helping performers and their dependants who, because of old age or disability are unable to work.
We are not a big organisation but we have big hearts and with your help we will go from strength to strength and continue our charitable work wherever and whenever possible.
If you would like to make a contribution please contact: John Adrian (Secretary to the Trustees), 16 Gloucester Court, Swan Street, London SE1 1DQ, telephone 020 7407 8007. Our charity is registered under the Charity Commission Act number 292201.
The Television and Radio Industries Club was formed in 1931. It was established in the early days of broadcasting as the 'Radio Industries Club'.
The simple founding aim was, "to promote mutual understanding and good will amongst those engaged in the audio, visual, communication and allied industries."
Membership today embraces the communication, entertainment, manufacturing, warranty insurance and service sectors from programme makers and broadcasters to radio producers and makers. A wonderful and colourful diversity.
TRIC's continued success and growing reputation for unrivalled corporate entertaining and networking provides a tremendous springboard for the future. More and more of our focus is on cultivating a thriving and entertaining environment where like-minded professionals can network, rub shoulders with the stars at the TRIC Awards and relax.
The Heritage Foundation evolved from Comic Heritage founded in 1994 to its current form at the turn of the millennium.
Its aim is to pay tribute to Britain’s wealth of talent who have either brought or continue to bring pleasure and joy to millions of people worldwide, through their performances or technical skills in entertainment and sport. This is accomplished by holding a number of commemorative events throughout the year while simultaneously raising money for good causes through our charity ‘The Arts and Entertainment Charitable Trust’.
These events include erecting permanent memorials, tribute luncheons and dinners and concerts. We could not achieve our objectives without the continued support of a large number of people from the world of show business and all of you out there who so generously contribute to our work by way of attending our events or making donations for which we are most grateful.
Variety, the Children's Charity, is about increasing positive experiences for children and young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.
How we help
Variety provides both practical help including Variety Sunshine Coaches, Variety Wheelchairs and specialist equipment through our grants programmes, as well as creating memorable childhood experiences in our Variety at Work scheme.
Thames Hospicecare (THc) provides palliative care for adults with cancer and other life limiting illnesses at any stage. Our aim is to achieve the best possible quality of life for each person, their family, friends and carers. A whole range of services are available, without charge, to support the needs of each person.
2012 is a very special year for Thames Hospicecare. For 25 years the community has supported this very special charity, helping thousands of families receive the best possible care, free of charge, at a time when it is most needed.
Thank you to all our supporters both past and present. We really cannot do it without your generosity and kindness and we hope you will keep on helping us to support local families struggling with a life-changing illness.
The focal aim of the charity is to provide help to local children with special needs, and to support their families, schools and clubs. We aim to avoid the cumbersome red tape and administration of other charities and organisations by identifying a need and where possible offering a quick and positive response.
We are small enough to be personal but big enough to be effective. We are genuinely flexible and can provide significant and lasting financial or material help through our many connections and the superb support of our patrons, benefactors and the tireless work of our committee members.
‘Special needs’ can mean a child with a disability or a very special talent that would not be fulfilled without help. We are very conscious that we must also include exceptionally talented children in our definition of “special needs” and always try to keep a varied cross-section of recipients.
Our aim has always been to ‘put a smile on tomorrow, today’ and 15 years and over 3 million pounds on we remain true to that ethos.