Celebrities support us in a variety of ways either by presenting or hosting an event, taking part in a fundraising activity or representing the charity in the media. The added support of celebrities highlights our work to those who may not know much about us. Here are some of our celebrity supporters in alphabetical order:
Lord Richard Attenborough was greatly affected by the plight of the boys living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, after a chance meeting at a hospital fete in 1962. From that very day he has contributed greatly to raising the profile of the charity and became our President in 1972, eventually retiring from the role after 30 years. He has been an Honourary Life President of the charity since 2002.
Sue Barker MBE has been the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's President since 2004. The ex-sportswoman and television presenter carries out invaluable work for the charity, including recognising the amazing work of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's supporters through The President's Awards and fronting the 'Question of Support' sports quiz.
Sir Alex Ferguson is a committed supporter of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and is one of the charity's Vice Presidents.The Manchester United Manager organises golf days in aid of the charity and most recently hosted a dinner, raising over £75,000.
James Fleet, TV and film actor, has supported the charity for several years, as his father died from muscular dystrophy when he was just 10 years old. He is a regular attendee and reader at the charity's annual Spirit of Christmas event and has undertaken many media interviews, raising awareness of our work.
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff MBE and Michael Vaughan supports the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's annual 'Question of Support' sports quiz, which has raised thousands of pounds for research to find treatments and cures for muscle-wasting conditions.
Christine Hamilton, is a tireless awareness raiser and supporter of the charity, completing a gruelling trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, raising £10,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. As well as taking part in several TV interviews to raise awareness, the broadcaster and her husband Neil promote the charity's 'At the Movies' fundraising initiative.
Matthew Kelly and his wife Sarah have been great supporters of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, since Sarah co-founded the Neuromuscular Centre in Cheshire. They have hosted our Spirit of Christmas events for many years, recruiting many other high profile people to take part. Matthew and Sarah are both Vice Presidents for the charity.
Amanda Lamb, TV presenter, supports the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Microscope Ball, organised by members of the property industry. The event raises over £100,000 per year.
Sian Lloyd, TV weather presenter, has carried out hugely successful fundraising for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign by organising a charity golf day and also undertaking the charity's annual overseas trek
Eileen McCallum, actress in the popular Scottish soap, River City, is heavily involved in campaigning for Duchenne muscular dystrophy as two of her grandsons have the condition.
Dominic West, the film and TV actor, has played a key part in the success of several Muscular Dystrophy Campaign events, from hosting events for the Q Trust (raising money ring-fenced to fund research), to presenting at the flagship Spirit of Christmas carol concert in Oxford.
Award winning Tracy Beaker illustrator Nick Sharratt supports the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's Young Pavement Artists Competition, helping to promote the event, judging the entries and presenting prizes. His support has been invaluable in the success of the initiative.
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