Five Doctors Team Up To Help Raise Charity Money For A Former Doctor Who Companion
Doctor Who fans are always thrilled at the prospect of seeing past incarnations of the Doctor reunite on screen, such as the rumored return of Fourth Doctor Tom Baker as part of the show’s 50th anniversary celebration next year. While seeing multiple Doctors team up to foil some nefarious scheme is unquestionably awesome, five past Doctors are now teaming up here in the real world, to help raise money for the charity of a former Who companion.
Long-time Who fans will remember actress Janet Fielding in the role of Tegan Jovanka, who accompanied the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison) on his adventures during the early ’80s. She has been diagnosed with cancer, and now former Doctors Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, and David Tennant are joining forces to help her raise money for charity. Even more impressive, and a true testament to Fielding’s character, is that the money isn’t going to help her pay her medical bills; it’s instead going toward a project she is passionate about.
The charity event will take place January 19th at the Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor, located in Cippenham Labe, Berkshire. And if there’s a more British address in the world than that, I don’t know what it would be. Unsurprisingly, tickets are already sold out, which is great news for the event and the charity. All money raised will go toward Project Motor House, an attempt to convert an empty theater space in Thanet into a “mixed-use space” to help bring in new jobs to the area.
Here’s the official description from the website:
Janet Fielding has a new fight on her hands not against the Daleks or Cybermen but against cancer. Peter Davison has swung into action and enlisted the help of his fellow Doctors to launch Project MotorMouth. It will not only raise money for a good cause but also keep Janet’s spirits up.