Tom works with a number of charities including the Encephalitis Society, the Stroke Association, the Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, the Malawi Stroke Unit and he established the Saturday Science Programme at World Museum Liverpool.
My work with the Society over the past 25 years, has led to many other adventures. For example, Ava Easton and the team roped me into running the 2010 London marathon. I won a Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon by someone dressed as a doctor. We raised over £20,000 for the Encephalitis Society and generated a lot of interest, including from the BBC who interviewed me on The One Show.
Through my work on Roald Dahl, I have been able to support the Stroke Association. A highlight was talking at the UK Stroke Club Conference about Roald Dahl’s links with the Stroke Association and how The BFG was inspired by his wife's communication difficulties after her stroke.
As a junior doctor in Oxford, I looked after the world-famous author and we became friends.
Dahl regaled me with tales of his extraordinary medical encounters – but were they true or was he just telling stories?
Twenty-five years after Roald Dahl’s death, I finally got round to investigating. While writing my book (Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Medicine), I was amazed to find the truth behind Dahl’s claims and discover how, spookily, much of my own clinical research is in areas of interest to Dahl.
Through my talks on this topic, I have been delighted to support the Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children’s Charity.
Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine
Tom works with the following charities, with all of the author royalties from his 'Roald Dahl's Marvellous Medicine' book being donated to charities working in areas that were of interest to Roald Dahl.
The first five charities will receive ten per cent each, and the final one will receive fifty per cent.
‘Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world’ – Matilda
By Hans van Dijk Anefo - Derived from Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0