Theosophical Order of Service (TOS)
(Founded in February 1908)
(A Union of Those who Love in the Service of All that Suffers.
Promoting the Application of Theosophical Principles for over 100 Years.)

Some Events Organised by TOS (UK).
Events, Meetings

Teddies for Tragedies

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The TOS (UK)ís activities include raising funds and making donations to various causes and taking an active part in various service activities locally. So what has it achieved?

Emergency Aid: When Haiti was struck by the devastating earthquake, funds were sent immediately for disaster Relief work. Following the severe draught in the Horn of Africa, funds were sent to the TOS in Kenya, for emergency feeding of the refugees from Somalia who had gone there.

When the tsunami struck on Boxing Day in 2004, funds were sent immediately to Adyar, India for relief work and for the cost of a water purification plant in Sri Lanka. Colin Price, then National President of the Theosophical Society in England, and Cornelia Crowther were in Adyar at that time. We contacted Colin who withdrew the cash from his own account to pay for the relief work. He was reimbursed on his return from the TOS (UK) account. We are very grateful to Colin for his prompt action. Many members and sympathisers contacted us, concerned as to how they could help. Much money was raised and sent to relief work at Adyar and for relief elsewhere.

TOS (UK) generally has a table of goods for sale at the Theosophical Society Headquarters at 50 Gloucester Place, London and also at all major Theosophical Society events elsewhere - please donate those unwanted presents!

The TOS (UK) AGM is usually held at the Theosophical Society's Summer School, and this is when funds are disbursed, although some funds are set aside each year for emergency relief.

Donations and bequests are welcomed.

Many TOS and TS members and friends are especially involved in the "Teddies for Tragedies" project - very small children who have to go into hospital recover much better if they are given a teddy to cuddle - we pass the teddies on to the organisers of this scheme.

Christmas Boxes: TOS and TS Members and friends especially in the North West Federation of the Theosophical Society in England fill empty Shoe Boxes with various items such as toiletries, chocolate, etc. and wrap them up as presents to hand out to the homeless and old people all over the world. If you want to know more, please get in touch.

There were several other major fundraising events - please help to organise more this year too!


The European School of Theosophy is an annual one week event that takes place in different countries around Europe. In 2011 the school was held in St Albans. One evening, to entertain the students, a concert was organised in aid of the TOSís famine relief project in Kenya. It was well attended, people were generous and no less than £250 (US$385) was raised. The concert was given by two inwardly and outwardly beautiful young ladies, one playing flute and the other piano. Sarah Waycott and Hannah Mitchell are not members of the Theosophical Society, nor had they heard of Theosophy, but they were so moved by the plight facing the people in Kenya that they accepted the request to play at the European School of Theosophy. They drove from Wales, a journey of three hours, gave the concert of one hour and thirty minutes, had dinner and then drove all the way home again. They were offered accommodation, but as teachers they had to work the following day.
The TOS is touched and delighted by Hannahís and Sarahís kindness and thanks them heartily. Thanks also go to the organisers of this event. The total sent from the UK amounts to £800.

Theosophical Order of Service,
Secretary and Co-ordinator: Cynthia Trasi, 66 Kirkgate, Shipley, West Yorks BD18 3EL
Tel: 01274 598455.  Email:
I would be most grateful to receive notifications of any errors or mistakes and also for any suggestions for improvement of this web site. I thank you in anticipation.
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