Our Ambassadors

David Walliams, Ambassador at The Children's Trust
David Walliams OBE The comedian, actor, TV-judge and No 1 children’s author has supported The Children’s Trust for several years and visited our headquarters in Tadworth on a number of occasions, including dropping-in on Christmas Day when he delighted everyone with a reading from his latest book. David has generously given a lot of time to The Children’s Trust, hosting fundraising events and reading to the children, which brightens their spirits and helps with their rehabilitation.
A head and shoulders shot of The Children's Trust ambassador Joely Richardson
Joely Richardson The Hollywood actress, who is passionate about raising awareness of brain injury after her sister Natasha Richardson sadly died from a brain injury in 2009, became involved with The Children’s Trust when she agreed to voice the BBC Radio 4 Appeal for the charity in June 2017. Joely wanted to visit our national specialist site as soon as she heard about our work and spent time with staff, children and young people. Joely also met with Medical Director and Consultant Paediatrician, Professor Gareth Morgan and Dr Carolyn Dunford to discuss brain injury research. Joely has subsequently visited again and has also supported us at the Circus Event in London with her mother Vanessa Redgrave as well as reading at the Candlelit Christmas Concert last year.  
Michael Aspel OBE
Michael Aspel OBE
Television presenter, Michael Aspel has been a loyal and enthusiastic supporter of The Children's Trust for many years since his son Patrick, received care here in the early 1990s. Michael headed a radio campaign to help raise money for the  charity’s rehabilitation centre and helped to launch our book on the history of the charity.
Amanda Burton
Amanda Burton
The award-winning actress consistently lends her support to The Children's Trust, hosting special events, visiting the children here and promoting the charity in any way she can. Amanda is a particular supporter of The Children’s Trust School and has voiced videos and adverts for the charity.  She has also volunteered at one of our charity shops.
Dame Joan Collins
Dame Joan Collins
The actress, probably most known for her role as Alexis in Dynasty, has supported The Children’s Trust since the 1990s and has enjoyed visiting the children and helping young people and their families affected by brain injury having had personal experience in this area. 
Jacqueline Gold
Jacqueline Gold CBE

One of the UK's most successful businesswomen, Jacqueline Gold has supported us for several years, having a special connection with the charity. Her son, Alfie received specialist care here. In May 2012 Jacqueline unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of parents' accommodation at the centre.  
Richard Hammond
Richard Hammond
The Top Gear presenter has an understanding of brain injury after having sustained a brain injury himself. He opened our Archie Norman building and supported the launch of our website providing information to parents on acquired brain injury, the Brain Injury Hub. 
Nicholas Owen
Nicholas Owen

Journalist and BBC news presenter, Nicholas Owen has supported a large number of events for the charity, including as MC for the 30th Anniversary dinner and host for the annual Christmas Concert.   Nicholas, who lives in the area, enjoys visiting our specialist centre, meeting children and staff.  
Elaine Paige OBE
Elaine Paige OBE
Britain's first lady of musical theatre, singer and actress has been involved with The Children's Trust since the 1980s when she first presented the charity with a minibus. Since then she has remained a faithful supporter visiting regularly and hosting fundraising events including the Elaine Paige Clay Pigeon Shoot.   
Phil Tufnell
Phil Tufnell
The former cricket ace is local to The Children's Trust and a regular visitor. Phil, now a popular television presenter, comes to many of our events and spearheads our fundraiser, National Doughnut Week.
Holly Valance
H
olly Valance
The singer and actress became an Ambassador in 2015 and has supported the charity since 2011. Holly spoke  passionately about the work of The Children’s Trust at the Global Fashion Awards when she attended as a presenter on behalf of the charity. She and husband Nick Candy hosted a fundraising event at the Tower of London.   
Sophie Warner
Sophia Warner

Sophia, a member of 2012 Paralympics Great Britain Team, and a TV commentator has cerebral palsy and a special connection to the charity as she received specialist treatment at The Children's Trust in the 1980s. She enjoys visiting the young people and speaking on behalf of the charity at events.  

Sir Brian Hill

Sir Brian Hill
We are saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Brian Hill. Sir Brian was a great President (since 2009) and former Chairman of The Children’s Trust.
Elaine Paige OBE with Jake
Jake with Elaine Paige OBE
Ethan with Richard Hammond
Ethan with Richard Hammond
Emily and Kathryn with Holly Valance
Emily and Kathryn with Holly Valance
Phil Tufnell with one of our children
Phil Tufnell enjoying the company of one of our children

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