Due to Jim's own illnesses and difficulties that he suffered in his early life, it made him even more determined to help those less fortunate than himself in later life. Throughout Jim's career, he supported many charities and organisations of which just a few are listed below.

Local Charities & Organisations

  • Action4Youth
  • Luton & Bedfordshire Youth Association
  • MK Victors Amateur Boxing Club
  • MK Athletics Club
  • MK Dons Football Club
  • MK Lions Basketball Team

Medical Charities

  • Macmillan Cancer  Relief - Jim donated £750,000 which enabled the opening of the Macmillan Haematology and Oncology Unit at Milton Keynes Hospital.
  • Willen Hospice - Jim donated £250,000. Poignant as it was here Jim spent his final days.
  • Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - Jim spent seven years as a child in this hospital when he suffered from tubercular bones, hence why the generous donation of £750,000 meant so much to him.

Music and Cultural

  • The Stable Theatre Ltd - Jim gave significant donations over the years towards the rebuilding of the new Stables Theatre. The main stage was named the Jim Marshall Auditorium in respect of his generosity.
  • Woburn Centre for Conservation & Education - A total of £500,000 was donated over two years towards the conservation of the endangered speices of Asian elephants.
  • Daily Mail Tsunami Appeal - Back in January 2005 Jim donated £250,000 to the Tsunami appeal after the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami hit Asia, killing thousands of people.

This is only a small selection of charities that Jim has helped over the years, but each week Marshall Amplification give out small donations to local causes such as:

  • Various childrens football clubs
  • The Ice Gems
  • MK Special Dons - Football club for children with disabilities and learning difficulties
  • Christmas Day Party for the Elderly
  • Oxjam Music Festival - Raising money for Oxfam
  • Company MK - Local amateur theatre group
  • Cornerstone Music - Donations go towards staging events at the Church of the Cornerstone
  • Stony Stratford Bowls Club
  • Milton Keynes and West Bletchley Carnivals