Tom and Flash co-star Jesse L. Martin (Joe West) participated in an online silent auction last week to support There With Care – a charity which raises money for children and families facing critical illness.
The auction raised over $80,000 US from 4505 people, along with people’s donations on the Facebook live feed! Items donated by Tom included a personalised original song, Zoom chat, and an autographed photo and jeans.
You can support this cause, by checking out their website, and helping out any way you can! You can donate, volunteer, or partner with them, and the information of how to do that is here on their page.
At the beginning of this video there is information about the charity, and how to support. The live with Tom comes in at around 26:00.
This Friday, Tom hosted his second Home Party with special guests James Phelps (Fred Weasley) and Grant Gustin (Barry Allen from The Flash), and with technical assistance from Derek Pitts and Willow the Dog.
We’re still not quite sure why, but Instagram unfortunately did not save Tom’s live to his stories, so we couldn’t download them like we usually do. Thankfully, a fantastic Felton Fan, @emmylou94x, screen recorded almost all of the time Tom was online! She managed to upload them for us and we cut them together for your viewing pleasure. Big thanks to Emma for all her help! We literally couldn’t have done it without you!
Tom also spent this live raising money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) via a new feature on the Instagram app.
Yesterday, Feltbeats.com had the opportunity to go live with Tom on Instagram and ask a number of questions submitted by fans. The conversation ranged from fun questions (is a hotdog a sandwich? what would his Patronus be?), to in-depth questions, such as what qualities Tom values most in friends, and his process for writing music.
He sings a number of songs throughout, including “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me” from the Coen Brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, “She’s Electric” by Oasis, and his original, “Take Me Away“. Willow, Tom’s lovely Labrador, makes a few appearances, and “the greatest guitar player in the world” Tommy Emmanuel popped by in the comments to say hi too.
Tom also teased his idea to have an upcoming weekly “home party” on Instagram, where he’s hoping to talk to a number of friends, including on-screen Dad, Jason Isaacs.
You can check Part 1 and 2 of the interview below, and a big thank you to all who joined, and to Tom for his time.
A week ago we at Feltbeats asked fans to submit questions on our Instagram and Twitter for Tom to answer, and we’re very pleased to be able to share the answers with you now!
A huge massive thank you to Tom for answering these fan questions! We’ve been looking for ways to keep spirits up during a difficult time in the world, and when we suggested this to Tom he replied “only if I get to sing the answers”! Wow! Thanks to everyone who submitted questions as well. We hope you enjoy! Here’s the IGTV link for you as well if you’d prefer to watch it on Instagram.
You can read a transcript of the Q&A under the cut below.