About The Tom Wilson Memorial Fund

Tom 'Willow' Wilson, aged 22, died on the 9th of December 2015, after a training ground accident at his Hockey club Old Loughtonians. He suffered a traumatic subarachnoid brain haemorrhage after a blow to the head by a stick.

As the family considered organ donation they were informed he signed up as a fresher at Nottingham Trent University, allowing Tom to selflessly donate his organs and tissue to help save and transform the lives of up to 50 people. His teammates who performed CPR helped save Tom’s organs enabling him to give the ultimate gift of life.

The Tom Wilson Memorial Fund was set up to raise money for various donor organisations, concussion research and England Hockey related sporting charities. All money raised will go to the fund, any donation would be greatly appreciated.


Memorial baton travels the country in the run-up to WTG2019

A symbolic baton celebrating organ donation is travelling around the country in the lead-up to the World Transplant Games which take place in NewcastleGateshead between 17 and 23 August 2019. The Games are a celebration of a second chance of life for over 2,500 participants and shine the spotlight on the importance of organ donation in saving and enhancing lives.

The baton will make the journey northwards visiting several transplant centres around the country on a truly emotive journey between 12 and 16 August before arriving in NewcastleGateshead, for the start of these inspirational Games.

Recipients of Tom’s organs will be at both the start and finish of the relay. 6-year-old Fatima Mirza, who received part of Tom’s liver, will start the relay at Royal London Hospital and Gordon Paw, the recipient of Tom’s heart, will be in Newcastle to welcome the baton at the end of its journey.


Pounds Raised


On Transplant List


Years of World Transplant Games

The Wilson Family


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