Welcome to The Tommy Cooper Society
A very warm Welsh welcome to the Society's updated website. Please bear with us as we develop it over the coming weeks, and we welcome any constructive comments on how to improve the site, as well as any pictures and any facts or trivia you may wish to contribute about the great man.
We aim to keep you updated on forthcoming events and also then to feature reports and photographs of the day as well as bringing you news of the Society's progress in achieving its longer term aims.
Tommy's Ticker Fund Donations
If you would like to make a donation to the fund please send a cheque payable to 'The Tommy Cooper Society' to: Mr Tudor Jones, 12, Warren Drive, Caerphilly, CF83 1HQ.
Many thanks, Diolch yn fawr.
Tommy's Ticker Fund
On the 15th April 1984 the great, Caerphilly born comedian, Tommy Cooper collapsed on stage during the London Weekend Television show 'Live from Her Majesesty's'. Despite the efforts of Jimmy Tarbuck's manager who was a qualified St Johns Ambulance paramedic and other first aider's, he was pronounced dead on arrival at accident and emergency. Things might have been
different if a defribrillator (AED) had been available in the theatre.
This thought has motivated the Tommy Cooper Society to launch 'Tommy's Ticker Fund' with the aim of providing Defibrillators and training in their use. Initially they will be located in Caerphilly. Despitie the area's high incidence of heart related problems, few defririllators are available. However it is hoped in time coverage will be extended throughout Caerphilly County.
The Tommy Cooper Society is recieving guidence from The British Heart Foundation and St. John's Ambulance for which it is very grateful. A defribrillator costs in the region of £1000. Anyone or organisation who wish the contribute to the fund raising initiative should contact Tudor Jones on 02920883316 or contact the society by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks, Diolch yn fawr.
The Society is based in Tommy's birthplace of Caerphilly and was formed in 2003. Our original aim
was to raise funding for the erection of a statue of Tommy, and this was unveiled by the patron of the society, Sir Anthony Hopkins in February 2008.
The longer term aim is to encourage young and disabled people to get involved in the performing arts. The Society has held a number of entertainment events at the Caerphilly Workmen's Hall and is hoping to work more closely with this venue in the future in order to promote the performing arts in the area
Maybe one day we will be able to hold an annual event to award 'Coopers' - which will be Caerphilly's answer to the Hollywood Oscar ceremony, or even a Feztival of fun!
Fund-raising events continue to support our aims, and you could help us by getting involved and becoming a member. As with any event involving Tommy Cooper, all these events are done with a smile on the participants faces, - just like that!