Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne
Louis Tomlinson and 1D bandmate Liam Payne arriving at the National History Museum in London for Believe In Magic's Cinderella BallStuart C. Wilson/Getty

Louis Tomlinson gave former One Direction member Zayn Malik a run for his money last month in terms of making headlines, when it was revealed that he was expecting a baby with LA stylist and good friend, Briana Jungwirth. And now it seems he's already adopting that caring father-figure role.

Not only did the 23-year-old host Believe In Magic's Cinderella Ball last night (10 August) with his mother Johannah Deakin, but it has also been revealed that he donated £2m to the UK charity. The ball was held at the National History Museum and saw a whole host of celebrities coming out to show their support for the children's charity, including Tomlinson's 1D bandmate Liam Payne.

Payne was said to have had his face painted like a tiger while at the event, and publications also claim that he contributed £50,000 for his new look.

Unreality TV has also disclosed that the Drag Me Down singers have been taking part in several fundraisers for the organisation lately, from arranging meet and greets with One Direction fans to organising events.

Tomlinson, an ambassador of the charity, took to Twitter before the event to show his enthusiasm for the upcoming night: "Very excited & proud to be hosting an exclusive Cinderella Ball for @Believeinmagicx." He did the same when the ball had finished, tweeting: "Wow, what an incredible night! I hope Meg, Jean and my beautiful Mum feel very proud for creating such a fantastic night for everyone," referring to Meg Bhari, Believe In Magic's founder, and her mother, Jean.

The charity, which was established in 2011, aims to spread "magic, hope and happiness" to terminally ill children by setting up once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and events for them to enjoy. It has organised many events since its inception from parties and fun days out to celebrity hospital and hospice visits.

Famous names that support the organisation include JLS, Little Mix, Michael Bublé, Fearne Cotton, Professor Green, Olly Murs and Jessie J. Other guests that attended the ball yesterday evening included former Strictly Come Dancing judge Arlene Phillips, X Factor winner and contestants Ben Haenow, Stevi Ritchie and Chloe Jasmine Whichello, radio presenter Matt Edmondson and magician Dynamo, who provided some of the evening's entertainment.