Tony Bloom’s Philanthropic Work
We all know Tony Bloom as the man behind the American Express Community Stadium and the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre. He’s also the infamous chairman of the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, a successful businessman and a loving husband to his wife Linda to whom he has a seven year old child with. But more than these achievements and recognitions, Tony is also a philanthropist. His charitable contributions are noteworthy to say the least.
Previously known as the Tony Bloom Charitable Trust, the Bloom Foundation is was founded for the purpose of “the prevention or relief of poverty in developing countries by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient, the promotion of the physical and mental health of disabled and terminally ill children and soldiers disabled or made ill by conflict” as according to its charitable objects.
Composed of five trustees (Tony himself and his wife Linda alongside Adam Franks, Marc Sugarman and Marcelle Lester), the foundation offer advocacies, advice and information about certain matters related to the relief and prevention of poverty in the United Kingdom and in the developing countries of Asia and Africa. It provides and offers grants to causes and organizations that satiate and fight or the same objectives.
The Bloom foundation’s main causes include those that focus on training and education, employment and economic and community development that help people better their lives and find for themselves a potent source of living for themselves and their families. Likewise, they also cater to disability, famine relief, health advancement and improvement, life saving efforts and overseas aid among others.
With its main office located in London, the organization has reported over £3.1 million worth of income from voluntary pledges, donations and investments with £1.9 million worth of spending on charitable activities, governance and investment management in 2015 alone. The remaining piece of the pie is retained for future projects and efforts.
Moreover, Tony and wife Linda have founded the Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis foundation aimed to help and aid individuals all over the globe suffering from the condition.
It was around fifteen years ago when Linda was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. It was a battle fought hard and well that she eventually got in control of her condition. Unfortunately, not all patients are as lucky. Linda wanted to help and so the OMS foundation was born which her husband Tony Bloom fully supported.