Fashion brand Rupert and Buckley Clothing is producing a new clothing range in collaboration with actor and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH Charity) Ambassador Tom Ellis. All the profits from the sale of the clothing range will be donated to GOSH Charity and its work supporting the seriously ill children from across the UK treated at GOSH.
The range will be comprised of 25 organic and sustainable items, including clothes for men, women and children. The team hopes to raise over £100,000 through this initiative, with the money going towards the hospital’s most urgent needs. This includes funding vital support services at GOSH, such as the hospital’s dedicated Play team and family accommodation close by the hospital, to help create the best possible experience for families, at what can be an extremely worrying time.
Ellis is known for his roles in “Lucifer” and “Miranda.”
“I have had the privilege of being an ambassador for GOSH Charity for over 10 years now,” Ellis said. ‘It truly is one of the most special and unique children’s hospitals in the world. Every time I am there, the spirit of the children and the staff resonates through the wards and really shows how caring for people can be positive even in the most difficult of times.”
The range will be available starting May 1. All the clothes will be sold to order with a 4-week delivery to ensure the project is as sustainable as possible.
“After what has been a challenging year for children and their families at GOSH, we are so grateful to Rupert and Buckley, and our longstanding ambassador, Tom Ellis, for pledging to support GOSH Charity as part of their exciting new clothing line,” Liz Tait, GOSH Charity’s director of fundraising, added. “Not only will this range make a huge difference to the care we can offer families, but it will help protect the environment too – something that we at GOSH and GOSH Charity are passionate about.”
“It is an honor to be working with GOSH Charity and Tom on this project,” Alex Newman, CEO of Rupert and Buckley, said. “Tom and I decided to put this project together as fathers, not as a famous actor and a business owner. This sustainable clothing range allows people to wear the products to show support and unity for the families affected by childhood illnesses, as well as raising much needed funds and awareness for the amazing care the hospital provides these families. As a father of three small children and with a friend’s young daughter currently being given world-class treatment at GOSH to save her vision, I couldn’t imagine a better beneficiary for this project.”