Louis Tomlinson has a long history of supporting charities, often discreetly, with his donations only becoming public when sharp-eyed fans spot them or the charities themselves mention them on social media. Louis even made a list of most charitable celebrities. We’ve ranked Louis’ Top Ten Most Charitable Moments so you can get to know the man with the heart of gold.
10. Louis Signed a Shirt to Support Children on the Autism Spectrum
Louis Tomlinson recently supported the Shining Stars Theatre Group, which is dedicated to aiding children on the autism spectrum. He conversed with The Ross Owen Show over Twitter, enthusiastically agreeing to sign a shirt from the Scottish football club, Airdrieonians FC. The funds raised from the raffle will be used to purchase Christmas presents for the children, in addition to necessary equipment for the school.
To enter, make a £10 donation via the DONATE button on this page and you will receive your entry by email. All donations go to Shining Stars Theatre School.
The draw will take place In November 2018 and the winner will be announced on this page: http://www.therossowenshow.com/prizedraw
9. Louis is a Patron of Stacey's Smiles to Support Children with Neuroblastoma
Louis is a patron of Stacey's Smiles, a charity that supports families affected by the childhood cancer neuroblastoma. Stacey's Smiles aims to help patients and their families cope with their illness by granting wishes, organizing parties, and creating special memories together.
8. Louis is a Supporter of A Siblings Wish, Which Provides Memory Boxes to Children Who Have Lost a Sibling
Louis is a supporter of The Harvey Hext Trust - A Siblings Wish, which provides unique, bespoke and personalized memory boxes to help preserve memories of a lost sibling. The boxes can be important part of therapy to encourage children to show emotions and to talk about their bereavement. Harvey's mom spoke out about Louis' "heart of gold" and how grateful she was for his support.
To support: http://www.asiblingswish.com/how-you-can-help
7. Louis Sang on the Artists for Grenfell Charity Single to Raise Money for the Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire
Louis Tomlinson joined Liam Payne, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, and 45 other musicians to record a charity single of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water" to raise money for the survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire, in which 72 people perished and hundreds were displaced. More than fifty artists contributed to the single, which was released under the title Artists for Grenfell on 21 June 2017. It sold 120,000 copies in its first day and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on 23 June 2017. The choir included residents from Grenfell Tower.
To support: Buy on iTunes
6. Louis Signed Guitars to Raise Money for Pediatric Cancer Research
Louis signed two guitars for GuitarTown Kids, a celebrity art guitar auction event to raise funds for the T.J. Martell Foundation’s pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
This Les Paul guitar was hand painted by artist Bo Spence. Far Out is signed by Selena Gomez, Louis Tomlinson, James Arthur, and more.
This Les Paul guitar was hand painted by artist Phobik. Love Me Tender features autographs by Selena Gomez, Rita Ora, and Louis Tomilnson.
GuitarTown Kids is a public arts project of the Gibson Foundation, partnering with the T.J. Martell Foundation, to draw together the Los Angeles creative community to raise funds for pediatric cancer research at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
To support: http://www.tjmartell.org/research/
5. Louis Donated $10,000 to a Fundraiser for a Child with Bilateral Close-lipped Schizencephaly
Louis Tomlinson once again showed how big his heart is by donating $10,000 to a fundraiser for Rylee Sanford, a child with Bilateral Close-lipped Schizencephaly. Schizencephaly is a very rare brain malformation where the brain has 2 clefts on it. Rylee was in need of home modifications to make it easier for her to get around, as well as stem cell treatments.
4. Louis Supported the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice by Buying the Entirety of Their Amazon Wish List for Christmas
During the holiday season of 2017, Louis supported Bluebell Woods by purchasing the entirety of their Amazon wishlist to give as Christmas gifts for their families at Bluebell Wood. Through this generous act of kindness, Bluebell Woods now has "a fantastic supply of arts, crafts, books, sensory toys and games for our children and young adults to enjoy with their families whenever they are here."
Says Bluebell Woods: "We’d like to say a big thank you to Louis and every other person who has made a purchase. It’s helping to make a huge difference to our families.”
Louis is a patron of Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice, which serves children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy. The hospice offers 24 hour care to children and allows the families who stay there to have a break and create memories together with their children.
To support: https://www.bluebellwood.org/Appeal/donate
3. Louis has Played in Multiple Charity Football Matches
Soccer Aid 2016: Louis Tomlinson was paired against bandmate Niall Horan for this charity match. The match features celebrities and former football stars and raised money for UNICEF aid, which provides humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
Pros vs. Stars 2014: Louis played in this match in Glasgow. Pro football players played against a celebrity line-up. The football match was organised to raise money and awareness for the Celtic FC Foundation and the Rio Ferdinand Foundation.
Bluebell Wood Charity Match in Doncaster 2012: Louis played a charity match at Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster. The Doncaster Rovers hosted a special charity football match where Louis reunited with his old team, Three Horseshoes, to play against Rovers XI. The match benefited Bluebell Wood Children's hospice, a charity that supports children in South Yorkshire, and the North Midlands with a shortened life expectancy by providing ongoing medical respite care for the poorly child, practical and emotional support for family members, bereavement support and end of life care.
2. Louis is a Patron of Eden Dora Trust and Attended the Charity Tea Party
Louis has been an active patron of The Eden Dora Trust. The Eden Dora Trust is a charity that raises funds to provide training for adults working with children affected by Encephalitis and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), to fund research into Childhood Encephalitis, and help families and carers. Louis' fans have adopted Eden Dora Trust as their annual charity to support in honor of Louis' birthday and have currently raised more than $87,000 over the past four years, with a goal of raising more than $100,000 total by Louis' upcoming 27th birthday. Louis attended the Eden Dora Charity Tea Party in October 2015. Eighty guests drank tea with Eden, her parents, Louis, and another Eden Dora patron, Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff.
To support, click https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louis27
1. Louis Hosted the Believe In Magic Cinderella Ball for Terminally Ill Children, Reportedly Donating £2,000,000 to the Effort
Louis Tomlinson hosted the Believe in Magic Cinderella Ball in August 2015, where terminally ill children were treated like princes and princesses, reportedly donating a staggering £2,000,000 to the effort. The ball benefited Believe In Magic, a charity that aims to bring happiness into the lives of other seriously and terminally ill children. Liam Payne also attended the event and the two raised over £5,000,000 thanks to ticket sales and auctions held on the night, including items put up for auction by fellow band mates Niall Horan and Harry Styles.
One mother spoke of Louis' continued support for the Believe in Magic children, including her son, Harvey: “Disney was Harvey’s favourite place. There were about 10 Believe in Magic families who went and the kids were given a suitcase each full of beautiful clothes, we stayed in The Pink Palace hotel which is just stunning, everything was taken care of. Louis’ PA called to tell us all the arrangements and Louis sent a car to take us to the show. We went backstage to meet Louis and the rest of the boys. Louis even arranged for us to have the “green room” if it all got too much for the boys. It didn’t, the boys loved it and Harvey spent the evening singing into his microphone. The day after the One Direction show, Louis even sent a car to take us all to a Believe In Magic party in Hamleys toy store. The whole weekend was ‘just magical’..."
Despite being the patron of many charities, he is discreet about his personal involvement. Outraged after reading bad press about Louis, the mom of one of the children he supported spoke out about Louis' philanthropy telling of how when he has a bad press day, his motto is, "...let's make someone happy today." The mom continued, "That’s the kind of man Louis is."
Please enjoy this video that was made to support a fan fundraising drive in honor of Louis' 24th birthday a few years ago. Years later, fans are still going strong, raising almost $100,000+ for charity in Louis' honor. To donate to the current fundraising drive, click here.