Kids Village will always be a place where everyone is welcome. It has joy at its core. It encompasses the spirit of childhood in a raw and natural way. Kids Village stands for freedom, hope and happiness.
Patron of Kids Village
We are proud to welcome renowned Staffordshire Chef Tom Shepherd as our first Patron of Kids Village
Tom has great experience working in multiple Michelin Star restaurants including being Head Chef at Birmingham’s Adam’s. In 2021 Tom realised his dream and opened his first restaurant, Upstairs, in Lichfield and within just four months of opening was awarded a Michelin Star. This represents the first Michelin star for Staffordshire. In 2023, Tom represented the Central Region on the BBC’s Great British Menu. He went on to win the main course round and cooked at the Banquet where he served his infamous take on Desperate Dan’s Cow Pie. Tom lives in Staffordshire with his wife Charlotte and daughter Grace.
Not only does Tom create delicious food, he has a big heart and is a proud supporter of Kids Village.
Find out more about Tom and his restaurant here.
Co-founder & Trustee
Founder & Trustee
Kids Village is one big family of supporters and we’re really grateful to our ambassadors for being special friends to us.
Presenter and friend of Kids Village
Actor/Presenter and friend of Kids Village
Actor and friend of Kids Village
GB Gymnast and friend of Kids Village
Active supporter and friend of Kids Village
Kids Village is built on a network of support and friendship by those who understand battling critical illness.