Tommy-Lee Baker, a repair and maintenance operative at Severn Trent Services who lives in Doncaster, calls himself a Grinch. But his significant charitable actions say otherwise, as does his 2024 commitment to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
An impromptu act of charity
Last December, Tommy was chatting to his best friend, Harry. The merry tunes were blaring out of the car radio, and they were feeling festive despite how disorganised they were for Christmas. The conversation quickly turned into an idea to raise funds for a children’s hospital that is important to Tommy’s family.
A last-minute dash to the shops
Tommy and Harry sought advice from The Children’s Hospital Charity about what to do with the money.
When they got home from the shops, Tommy and Harry’s shopping spree resulted in a dining room packed to the rafters with presents. They filled three pallets and delivered them to The Children’s Hospital Charity hub building.
A 2024 commitment to more charity work
Jane Darby, Hub Fundraising Officer, sent a letter thanking Tommy and Harry for their donations and even challenged them to do more in 2024, which Tommy has pledged to do as one of his New Year’s resolutions.
To donate £10, £30, or £50 to The Children’s Hospital Charity