Ambassadors and Presidents
A number of people with high media profiles are supporting the charity in different ways. These include:
Lord Addington, Honorary President
Dominic was the youngest serving peer in the House of Lords aged 22 after taking his father’s title. He became active after graduating from the University of Aberdeen, becoming Liberal Democrat sports spokesman in 1993, and has also been disability spokesman since 1994. He is also Vice President of the British Dyslexia Association.
Baroness Gale, Honorary Vice-President
A peer from Mid Glamorgan since 1999, Anita is the Opposition Whip in the House of Lords and is a Member of Wales Labour Women’s Committee, the Labour Women’s Network National Committee and the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe. Her many political interests include: Wales, animal welfare, health and the environment. Between 2004-09 she was Commissioner for Wales, Women’s National Commission.
Tim O’Brien MA DM FRCS(Urol), Honorary Vice-President
Tim is a consultant urologist at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Trust. He trained in general and vascular surgery before specialising in urology in 1992. He has special interests in all aspects of urology cancer, including screening. He also has clinical interests in urinary tract infection and sexual dysfunction. He is actively involved in urological cancer research and previously worked with the Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Oxford.
Nicholas Owen – Honorary Vice President
Nicholas is a presenter for BBC News 24. He joined ITN in 1984 and has anchored all its major bulletins. From 1994 to 2000 he was ITV’s royal correspondent. His journalistic experience includes the Surrey Mirror, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times.
Carol Vorderman made her reputation as the first female statistician on C4’s Countdown. She has appeared on numerous other television shows and has written several books, including How Math Works and Dirty, Loud and Brilliant too – science experiments for children.
Pete Waterman OBE
Pete became one of Europe’s biggest pop music producers as part of Stock/Aitken/Waterman who produced songs for the biggest pop artists. He has produced and written over 200 hit songs in 25 years, including smash hits by Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley and Steps.
Benn Barham has been a European Tour golf professional since 2005. He has won several tournaments on the Challenge Tour and played in over 150 worldwide events. In 2010 Benn had a successful operation to remove Stage 3 malignant cancer on his right kidney and was appointed an ambassador the following year.
Brings event management expertise to the Fund. TV presenter, former model and Bond girl (with Pierce Brosnan), her TV credits include Eastenders. Since 1997, when her husband, former Chelsea and Spurs star, Jason successfully beat testicular cancer, Lizzie has been involved in fundraising to help cancer sufferers.
Mike Powell is a BBC Radio and Television presenter and kidney cancer patient. His diverse background includes training as a Catholic priest before circumnavigating the globe as an airline steward. His career as a journalist began at 17 when he joined a national girls’ magazine as sub-editor.