Pauline is an honorary member of The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC); a patron of the Ian Rennie Hospice at Home; and a supporter of Children with Leukaemia, Children in Crisis, and Children's Hospice UK.She is the Vice Patron of the Rhys Daniels Trust, and Honouree of the NSPCC.
Pauline is an advocate of and mentor for charities such as: BBC Children in Need, Movember Foundation, Breast Cancer UK, Prostate Cancer UK, and Children with Cancer. She actively supports Children in Crisis and Children’s Hospice UK. Pauline also fundraises for Macmillan Trust, St Joseph’s Hospice (Hackney), South Bucks Hospice, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Wycombe And District Sports Association for the Disabled (WADSAD), Tommy’s and many more.
Pauline is a contributing artist for the Children’s Royal Variety Performance, Hole in the Wall Gang charity performance and Comic Relief television campaign.
In 2015 Pauline founded PQA Trust (charity number 1161491) which aims to enhance the education and personal development of children and young people under the age of 25 through performing arts.
The PQA Trust teaches children and young people skills for life such as: confidence, self-respect, empathy, and teamwork.
Vital scholarships, maintenance allowances and grants are given to a few students each year to help them to go on to complete further education and training in their chosen field. PQA kick started the charity with a £30,000 donation and seeks to increase this contribution every year.
2015 sees Pauline celebrate over forty-five years on television, film and stage. She sees the establishment of the Pauline Quirke Academies as her ultimate legacy.