Can You Help TOFS Find a New Patron?

Published: Fri, 24th September 2021, 02:11:00 PM

TOFS turns 40 next year and we would love to have a high-profile, celebrity Patron to help us spread the news. Our previous Patron was well respected star of stage and screen, Richard Briers who sadly passed away a few years ago. 

Do you personally know someone who you think would make a great ambassador for TOFS? If you do, then please let us know via 

What is a Patron. 

A Patron is somebody who can help increase our profile outside of our core membership. They could be a celebrity, an athlete or other well-known figure.

The right Patron can help TOFS get noticed by the media and can help publicise the OA/TOF condition to a much wider audience.

Do they need to have OA/TOF or be related to someone with the condition?

No, but it would be beneficial if they have a personal connection to someone with OA/TOF. We would also expect them to be passionate about our mission of giving life-long support to those born unable to swallow.

What will they be expected to do?

This depends on the Patron but in general they will lend their name to the charity so we can publicise their involvement. They may also speak to the press about our work, appear in fundraising campaigns and join us at events. 

What do I need to do?

If you personally know somebody who you think would fit the bill, then we would love to share our proposal with them. Please contact us at with more information and we will be back in touch. 

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