Jeremy Irons Appeal for the Community R4C Crowdfunder 

Community R4C is in the high court – close to a breakthrough to establish new law which will empower community and environmental groups nationwide. They are an environmental group looking to build a better model for treating waste – and protecting resources, dramatically reducing CO2 emissions. Their Crowdfunder campaign can be found here

Jeremy Irons Launches Autism at Kingwood Gardening Project

From the Henley Herald:

Acclaimed British actor, Jeremy Irons officially launched the Autism at Kingwood‘s new gardening project at the charity’s Watermans allotment this morning.

Jeremy Irons said, “I’m delighted to be here.  When I say that I mean I’m never happier than to be surrounded by veg, flowers, peace, tranquillity, bees, birds and butterflies.  When we locked down like everyone my schedule fell apart. When I crossed out engagements in my diary, my heart lifted a little bit when I found myself free.  Where was I?  I was always in the garden.  I suspect being autistic is a bit like I felt on the first day in lockdown x 100.  If I found comfort going and sitting in the garden pottering and thinking a lot, occasionally sweeping, pruning and digging then how must it feel for autistic people? I think its a wonderful thing you’ve done here.  As a long-standing Patron on Autism at Kingwood, I know how hard they work to provide real added value to the lives of autistic adults. This allotment is an opportunity to have quiet, meaningful occupation in a safe place.  It’s an essential branch to the work. I’m probably going to embarrass myself with trying to cut the ribbon with these sheers.  I’ve looked at them and they couldn’t cut a daisy!  I’ve got some scissors here though if they don’t work.”

Autism at Kingwood was set up by entrepreneur and local resident Dame Stephanie Shirley. Dame Stephanie says: “I founded Autism at Kingwood in 1994 to support my autistic son Giles, taking him out an institutional environment and into a house in the village of Kingwood Common, just outside Henley. He was supported by kind and caring support workers, who enabled him to make his own decisions about his life.

The charity has retained its caring approach and perseveres with highly vulnerable clients – some straight from long-stay hospitals – and sometimes where other services have given up. During Covid-19, I was particularly impressed by many of the staff who cancelled their holidays, to maintain consistent support for those they
support. I am delighted to see the launch of this allotment project in Henley; people will be able to enjoy a peaceful environment, whilst learning skills and enjoying the fruits of their labour – quite literally!”

Jeremy Irons Supports the Village AIDS Memorial

Jeremy Irons has recorded a video, in support of the Village AIDS Memorial in New York City.

Jeremy reads the name Oren M. Griffin (1957-1996)

Jeremy made history when he was the first to publicly wear the red AIDS ribbon, as the host of the 1991 Tony Awards.

The Village AIDS Memorial is the first AIDS Memorial in New York City, and the only one in a church anywhere in the world. This historical and miraculous artifact is under threat. Visit their website to learn more:

The #SayTheirNames Campaign brings together 580 volunteers who each say one of the 580 names inscribed on this memorial. There is POWER in saying the names of victims! We are creating a #livingmemorial ❣ —

Jeremy Irons Supports The Mill at Sonning

For 38 years The Mill has produced at least 2 charity shows a year and given countless tickets away to Rotary clubs, School fetes, Christmas raffles and many more local charities. We have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for these worthy causes. Now The Mill finds itself in the position of having to ask for support for its own survival.

In their usual generous manner artists, who have performed or directed at The Mill, have sent video messages of support.

If you are able to donate to support The Mill, click HERE.

In this video, Jeremy speaks about his love of the Thames River and boating.

Jeremy Irons on The Late Late Show

Jeremy Irons was a guest on The Late Late Show, with Ryan Tubridy, on RTE, on Friday 22 May 2020. Jeremy spoke about his support of The Hope Foundation and how donations are needed, in the wake of Cyclone Amphan and COVID-19.

Facebook Photo Album of Jeremy Irons on The Late Late Show

Jeremy Irons – The Wight Proms

Jeremy Irons sends a message, in support of the NHS, for The Wight Proms: Stay at Home Gala.

Jeremy Irons – Sunday Independent 2 February 2020

Jeremy Irons is featured in the Sunday Independent LIFE supplement, in Ireland. Interview by Sarah Caden and photos by Sam Irons.

A Christmas Message from Jeremy Irons

A Christmas Appeal Message from HOPE Ambassador Jeremy Irons, which was filmed during his recent visit to Kolkata.


Jeremy Irons at Restore Auction of Promises

Jeremy Irons was the auctioneer at the Restore Auction of Promises on Thursday 28 February 2019, at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. The Auction raised over £20,000 for Restore.

Prior to the Auction, Jeremy and Smudge visited Elder Stubbs and The Beehive’s kitchen.

Learn more about Restore HERE.

Jeremy Irons to Attend Echo: Showcasing Oxford Talent


Text via Facebook:
On the 16th of February, come along to the first ever Oxford Echo: a music, arts, and comedy festival in the historic Oxford Town Hall.

An exciting series of acts and speakers will be featured throughout the evening in Oxford’s very own fringe event.

Purchase tickets HERE.

Come and see live:
Writer, comedian and director. Known for “Veep”, “The Thick of It”, and the films “The Death of Stalin” and “Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa”.
Comedian, writer and actor. Star of “The Adam Buxton Podcast” and 50% of the cult duo Adam and Joe.
Singer, songwriter, and Radiohead drummer.
Comedy duo from BBC Radio 4 sketch shows “The Croft & Pearce Show” and “Sketchorama”.
Both partners are acclaimed actors, with Sinead having starred in V for Vendetta and Having been nominated for two Tony awards and five Olivier Awards, and Jeremy having starred in a number of plays and films around the globe.

And of course, Oxford’s very own:

|| Out Of The Blue || – a cappella group
|| The Oxford Imps || – improvisation comedy
|| The Oxford Belles || – a cappella group
|| In The Pink || – a cappella group
|| The Oxford Gargoyles || – a cappella group
|| The Oxford Commas || – a cappella group
|| OU Light Entertainment Society || – light entertainment and comedy
|| The Donut Kings || – big band
|| The Flight Club || – acrobatic dance
|| Oxford South Asian Arts Society || – South Asian dance

Stay tuned for more guest speakers to be released soon…
In addition:
Satisfy your cravings – Organic Deli Café will be running a food stall in the Assembly Room, and there will be a bar on the premises.
Relax! – You will find stalls about the two charities and a lot of welfare activities in the Assembly Room.

The event is open to members of the university and members of the general public.
Oxford Nightline and the Oxford Samaritans are this year’s Lord Mayor Charities. Please take the time to find out more on our facebook page or on our websites: