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Thomas Cook Children's Charity

Improving Lives.
Benefitting communities.

Thomas Cook Children’s Charity is committed to improving children’s lives and benefiting the communities in which they live.

Our Aim

The Thomas Cook Children’s Charity works to improve children’s lives and benefit the communities in which they live.

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Charity Partners

We work closely with partner organisations from a variety of backgrounds to achieve our aims throughout the UK.

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Get Involved

There are a number of ways to support the work of the Charity, from one-off donations to fundraising activities.

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Thank You

A huge thank you to our wonderful customers and employees who take on all manner of challenges to support our work.

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The mission of the Thomas Cook’s Children’s Charity is to improve children’s lives and benefit the communities in which they live by working with Charity Partners that seek to benefit the lives of young people (up to the age of 18).

We aim to help children and enhance each individual life by focusing on the below four areas:

  • Improving education facilities
  • Improving facilities that provide well-being and health care
  • Caring for the environment
  • Providing safe clean drinking water

The Children’s Charity also supports relief efforts in the event of natural disasters. The Trustees view this as a discretionary fund for which there is no open application process.

We have established ourselves as a Corporate Charity, funds are raised by employees and customers of Thomas Cook UK & Ireland. Both groups are encouraged to nominate charitable causes / projects which meet the above criteria for funding from the charity.

As the Corporate Charity of the second largest tour operator in the UK, we are often asked to provide holidays for sick and disadvantaged children.

However, Thomas Cook UK & Ireland cannot benefit from any of the funds raised. Therefore, we work with a charity partner, Happy Days Children’s Charity, to help us meet this aim.

Coronation Street’s Anthony Cotton visits a patient at the opening of the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s Hydrotherapy Unit