Kind Hearted Tom Makes Donation To The Trust
What began as a hobby nine years ago has culminated in kind-hearted resident Tom recently making a donation of more than £100 to the Trust.
Tom, who has been part of the Trust for around 12 years, embarked on this philanthropic venture during his time at Stepping Stones Day Centre, explaining, “I began making them for fun, then I decided to use them to do some good and help people.”
Having crafted and sold an impressive 500 bespoke wristbands, Tom’s generosity has now benefitted the Trust itself.
Upon raising over £100, he decided to make his first donation. After considering various options, including environmental charities and others on his long list, he chose to give his first contribution to the Trust, a place he fondly refers to as his second home: “I love it here and wanted to give something back; it’s been like family,” Tom shared, a sentiment that deeply resonated with the staff.
Tom’s passion for his craft has only intensified over the years, and he remains committed to continuing his efforts. Driven by a desire to assist those in need, Tom expressed his aspiration to support other causes with his work. “I don’t like seeing people suffer,” he stated emphatically.
Expanding his creative repertoire, Tom has recently delved into crafting necklaces, with plans to offer them to colleagues at Superdry – where he works in Birmingham’s Bull Ring. His intention is to further spread his message of compassion and aid. “There are so many that need help,” he said. “There’s been earthquakes in Turkey and Morocco, the war in Ukraine, I’d like to do what I can.” In pursuit of this goal, he has already begun a brand new yellow and blue creation in solidarity with the people of the war-torn nation.
The Trust’s Andy Thorley expressed his gratitude to Tom and added, “He is an inspiration. His bracelets spread colour and joy everywhere, and that is reflected in Tom himself. We are so grateful to him.”
Tom is pictured here with Trust staff Jacqui and Elaine.