I’m patron of FLACK Cambridge and I am appealing to you on their behalf to donate just £2 each before the end of the year to help FLACK keep on doing its vital, inspiring work with homeless people. I’ve been supporting FLACK since it first started and now I’m asking you to help me to help them. FLACK has achieved amazing things and I’m incredibly proud to be their patron. More details about what FLACK does below but here’s my offer to you: every £2 donation will receive a personal thank you message from me and entry into a prize draw to win signed Tom Hardy goodies.
£2 could make such a difference – what else could you get for £2?
Cheaper than a medium latte or cappuccino.
Cheaper than a vodka and coke.
Cheaper than a magazine.
Cheaper than a packet of tobacco or 10 cigarettes
FLACK is a social enterprise and registered charity based in Cambridge which benefits people who are or have been homeless. It’s unique in that everyone – homeless, housed, staff, volunteer, service user - pulls together to write and produce a comprehensive listings magazine for Cambridge with articles, poetry and reviews.
I learned about the challenges faced by the homeless community in Cambridge when I starred in the film ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards’ which was a pivotal role in my career. Homelessness impacts people for life and in many cases causes mental health problems and drug and alcohol addictions. It’s a cause that means a hell of a lot to me personally as I know from my own experience how tough it is to battle addiction. I am so proud of everyone at FLACK, including studio artist Toby Peters, who has been sober for 5 years after many years of alcoholism and homelessness. Last week Toby attended an award ceremony in the House of Lords for winning the a TalkTalk Regional Digital Hero Award for his work using film to facilitate people’s recovery. FLACK has been a lifeline for him and many others like him in Cambridge who have been involved.
I really care about this cause but the current economic climate is very tough for charities as everyone is trying to spend less.
I would be so happy if you could donate just £2 because it’s clear that FLACK works and together we can help them to continue making a real difference to the lives of homeless people.
To learn more about FLACK, it’s important work, and most importantly how to donate, please visit Tom’s JustGiving page.