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Top 10 Celebrity Patrons

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We've made a list of our personal top 10 favourite celebrity patrons that we believe have really gone above and beyond to help promote charities. 

 

1. David Attenborough, Patron for the World Land Trust

The English broadcaster has been a supporter of the World Land Trust since it began in 1989, and has publically credited the charity's ability to support in-need habitats and their wildlife. He officially became a patron in 2003.

 

2. Patrick Stewart, Patron for Refuge

Many people know Patrick Stewart for his acting skills, but since 2007 he has also been one of Refuge's patrons. He has openly spoken about his own experiences of witnessing domestic violence as a child, and now uses his celebrity status to help raise awareness of domestic violence charities, such as Refuge.

 

3. Amanda Holden, Patron for Make A Wish Foundation UK

After helping a 15 year old boy to make his wish of meeting the cast of Shrek the Musical come true, Amanda became a patron in 2012. Amanda has been actively involved with the charity and in 2014 was seen helping Make A Wish with their fundraising event to break the Guinness World Record for the largest cake sculpture.

 

4. Dame Jenni Murray, Patron for Women's Aid

She has been a patron since 2002 and has helped out at a range of Women's Aid events. She has also appeared on Celebrity Weakest Link to raise money for the charity.

 

5. Stephen Fry, President of Mind

Mr Fry has been a long standing campaigner for mental health awareness and in 2006 filmed a documentary regarding his own experiences of having bipolar. After years of promoting mental health awareness and Mind's campaigns, he was made the charity's honouree President in 2011.

 

6. Ross Kemp, Patron for Help for Heroes

The actor turned BAFTA winning documentary maker has been an avid supporter of Help for Heroes for years and has spent a lot of time on the front line with British Troops. 

 

7. Cherie Booth, Patron for Scope

Cherie became a patron in 2002, after already having spent many years visiting and being involved with Scope's services. She has spoken on the charity's behalf at many high profile conferences, including an international conference in Qatar.

 

8. Judi Dench, Patron for the Alzheimer's Society

Since playing the role of a writer on her journey into dementia in the 2001 film Iris, Judi Dench has campaigned for better access to drugs for dementia sufferers. She became a patron of the charity in 2007.

 

9. Ruby Wax, Patron for SANE

Ruby became a patron for SANE in 2011 and, having suffered from depression for most of her life, she uses her one woman shows as a platform to help fight stigma around mental illness. 

 

10. Abbey Clancy, Patron for Teenage Cancer Trust

You may recognise her from the runway or from dancing her way to Strictly Come Dancing success, but Abbey Clancy is also on the Teenage Cancer Trust board as an ambassador and regional patron for the North West.

 

Do you agree with our top 10 list? Comment below to let us know your favourite celebrity charity supporters!

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