How we use your money

Your donations enable Tommy’s to fund research and provide pregnancy information to save babies’ lives.

Your gifts make breakthroughs happen

The Tommy’s approach is to provide “seed funding” to our research centres in London, Manchester, Warwick, Birmingham and Edinburgh. This provides stability to our top-class researchers – ensuring we can keep some of the UK’s best scientists working to save babies’ lives. Tommy’s funding enables them to uncover evidence which in turn allows them to apply for larger funding from other sources, such as the NHS, universities and other research organisations.

We estimate that every £1 donated to Tommy’s will leverage at least £5 of funding in five years’ time.   

This means, for example, that a grant of £1,000 has the potential to leverage £5,000 worth of funding from some of the world’s most prestigious medical funders.

Your support makes sure worried women can get advice about their pregnancies.

Your donations also fund our PregnancyLine, our midwife-led service that provides free expert advice for parents-to-be and health professionals.

Worried parents can contact us during office hours by telephone, email or social media. Our midwives provide reassurance, give advice on how to have a healthy pregnancy, and advise women to contact their GP, midwife or A&E if they have symptoms indicating a complication.

We also provide advice through our Tommy’s Midwives Facebook Page, which reaches thousands of women every single month.

I had multiple miscarriages but the calm words of the Tommy's midwife gave me reassurance and the space to help me through the thoughts and feelings I was having. Her warmth allowed me to regulate my emotions when anger, frustration, fear and anxiety were all circulating at the same time. She put me at ease and was there to help me understand my body and regain control of it…

Charmaine, who was supported by the Tommy’s midwives and is running the Royal Parks Half Marathon for Tommy’s. Read more about Charmaine’s story.

Ways to help

  • Big Steps for Small Feet

    Big Steps for Small Feet

    Join us in raising funds for a collaboration of charities working to support bereaved parents and take on Ben Nevis at night!

  • Swim Serpentine swimmer

    Swim Serpentine 2020

    Jump in at the deep end and join Team Tommy's for Swim Serpentine!

  • Woman selecting items of clothing from a clothes rail

    eBay for Tommy's

    Need to clear out that cupboard? We all have unwanted items that we keep meaning to give away to a worthy cause, but never get around to doing it.

  • A group of Tommy's corporate supporters

    Corporate support

    Much of our research wouldn't be possible without the generosity of our corporate partners. Whether you are a big or small company, a carefully thought-out partnership with Tommy's will benefit you as well as us.

  • RideLondon cyclist and supporters


    Calling all cyclists! Join Team Tommy's and take on a cycling challenge to help save babies' lives.

  • Smiling man running in support of Tommy's


    We have guaranteed places in some of the UK's best races so join us today and help us save babies' lives.

  • Baby yawning

    Help us continue our vital work through Covid-19

    We must continue our research and our midwives’ expert advice and support to pregnant women is needed more than ever (we’ve had a massive 72% increase contacts to our midwives). Please give whatever you can afford.

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