Former Dr Who actor Tom Baker visits hospice

Tom Baker and fan Steve Corke
Tom Baker and fan Steve Corke

HUNDREDS of fans flocked from all over the UK, recently, to meet the most famous Dr Who of all, Tom Baker.

The TV legend, who is also the voice of Little Britain, made a rare appearance at St Michael’s Hospice, to sign autographs and memorabilia.

By the time the gates opened, more than 100 people had already gathered for a chance to see their hero in the flesh.

The queues grew in size throughout the day as hundreds more fans dropped by to meet The Doctor. There were even autograph requests from as far afield as Australia and Canada.

All proceeds from the event went to the hospice, with £5,000 raised on the day, and donations still coming in.

Tom offered to extend his visit for an extra two and a half hours, so he was able to meet everyone who had made the effort to come.

Before greeting his fans, Tom took the time to meet with staff and patients at the hospice.

St Michael’s Hospice community fundraiser Amanda Hildreth said: “We’re astounded by the sheer number of fans who came along to meet Tom and support the hospice.

“We’d like to thank Tom for donating his time and choosing the hospice as a venue to make a rare appearance in support of the specialist services provided by us.”