Tommy Hollis Charitable Fund
In memory of the "smiley boy who spread joy to everyone he met"
The parents of the baby boy who died after he was hit by a falling lamppost have set up a charitable fund in his name.
"On 23rd February 2010 our son, Tommy Hollis, was crushed when a lamp post fell on him as he slept in his pram waiting to cross the zebra crossing outside Chiswick Town Hall.
"He died in hospital two days later, one day before his first birthday," wrote his parents Kate and Chris Hollis on the charity's website.
"Tommy was a happy, smiley boy who spread joy to everyone he met and we would like to do something in his honour to spread the joy he gave us."
Kate and Chris set up the Fund primarily for the benefit of underprivileged, sick and orphaned children.
"As parents now without a child we would like to give loving care to children, in particular those without parents. We would also like to help bereaving parents who, like us, have lost a child.
"We will be working with other charities that provide this support in the most direct way possible to ensure that help reaches those who most need it. We are happy to announce that we have been granted charitable status. Our charity registration no. is 1135231."
Members of the community turned out in their hundreds to join Tommy's family and friends on Saturday 27th March for a service in memory of Tommy.
Led by Reverend Matt Boyes, the service at Christ Church Turnham Green was an emotional celebration of the little boy.March 29th, 2010