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Our charity ambassadors

Our charity ambassadors donate their time and bring expertise from politics, business and religion to help our work

We're hugely grateful for the support of our charity ambassadors. They give their time, energy and funds to help us help us reach more children and families all over the UK.

Sister Eluned Williams MBE

Sister Eluned Williams is currently Llywydd Y Gymanfa, the President of Methodism in Wales. She has served on several ecumenical bodies, including President of Churches Together, in Britain and Ireland, in 1999.

Lady Henrietta St. George

Lady Henrietta is the Honourable Chair and a founding member of the Action for Children London Appeal Group. She is a major donor, having made personal donations to support our services.

Neville Shulman CBE

Neville has been a passionate and committed supporter for more than 20 years. He has raised many hundreds of thousands of pounds for us during that time.

He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York, and Member of the Scientific Exploration Society.

Baroness Kathleen Richardson of Calow

The Reverend Kathleen Richardson was appointed to the House of Lords in 1998.

Formerly a Methodist minister, she is particularly interested in church affairs and inter-faith relations. She chairs the London Ecumenical AIDS Trust and is Vice President of the Council for Christians and Jews.

Gordon Bullock

Gordon’s involvement with us started when he was Chief Operating Officer for TK Maxx, who also support our Employability Scheme.

Gordon is an experienced international retailer. He is currently Managing Director of LC Waikiki, Turkey’s largest fashion retailer.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my involvement with Action for Children. I am proud to be an Ambassador for such an important and vital organisation.

Gordon Bullock

Paul Renney

A consultant solicitor for Keystone Law, Paul has supported us for a number of years. He serves on the Board of Byte Night (now Boycott Your Bed), our largest fundraising event. His expertise has helped the event raise over £7.3 million.

Lynda Myles Till

Lynda got involved with the charity after meeting Catherine, an eight-year-old left paralysed for life after suffering abuse. Lynda founded the first of the charity’s appeal groups, bringing together influential figures from the business world to raise vital funds for the charity’s support services.

Rt Hon Jack McConnell

Jack McConnell is the longest serving First Minister of Scotland, in office from 2001 to 2007. He became a member of the House of Lords in June 2010, as Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale.

As an Ambassador he has supported our neglect campaign, and raised its findings in the Scottish parliament.

Ken Deeks

Ken’s experience spans the communications spectrum. He started off as a journalist before creating several communication companies.

Ken is the founder and co-chair of Byte Night, our largest annual fundraising event, which we’ve now developed into Boycott Your Bed. He has raised over £7.3 million to support our work through this one event alone.

Lavinia Carey OBE

The Director General of the British Video Association (BVA), Lavinia has been invaluable in fostering a partnership between us and the video industry. Led by the BVA, the industry has raised over £3 million for Action for Children.

Bill Bottriell

Co-founder of SThree (a leading computer specialist staffing company), Bill has been a tireless advocate and major supporter since 1998. He is a major donor who has given significant gifts to the organisation.

Bill supports our biggest annual fundraiser, Byte Night, now Boycott Your Bed, and has taken part each year since it was launched.

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top OBE

As a Member of Parliament, Hilary Armstrong has served on the opposition front bench as a spokesperson and a Government Minister.

Hilary regularly attends our events. She hosted the Parliamentary Reception, 2008, and acted as Chair at Party Conference breakfast summit in 2010. She is an active advocate of ours in the House of Lords.

Flora Martin MBE

Flora Martin MBE has supported Action for Children Scotland for almost 20 years. She has been very actively involved in fundraising, most notably as a founding member of the Woman of Influence (WOI) Committee.

Flora has been a co-opted member of Action for Children’s Scotland Committee since 2010.