Marquess of Reading
We are delighted to have Marquess of Reading as our Honorary Patron.
Simon Reading has been a highly valued CURE supporter of CURE’s work for many years as he has helped to grow the organisation globally. He has visited the CURE hospitals in Afghanistan, UAE and Kenya.
Lady Frederick Windsor
CURE International UK’s Royal Patron, Lady Sophie Windsor is a passionate, hands-on supporter of CURE’s work. Best known for her work as a stage and television actress, she performs under her maiden name Sophie Winkleman.
Sophie began her acting career with the National Youth Theatre followed by the Cambridge Footlights. She is renowned for her work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Peter Hall Company and for her long-running roles in such television series as Two and a Half Men.
She is married to Lord Frederick Windsor and they have two young daughters.
Verona Beckles MSc FRCS (ED) is a Locum Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon in London. She has spent a year working in the Malawi CURE hospital.
Jordanne Whiley MBE
Five-time double’s wheelchair tennis grand slam champion, Jordanne Whiley MBE is a long-time supporter of CURE International UK.
‘I am delighted to be an Ambassador for CURE International UK, a wonderful charity who perform operations on disabled children in the developing world and give them a chance to live life to the full. Often in developing countries disabled children are seen as a burden and many of them don’t attend school.’
In 2013 Jordanne visited the CURE hospital in Blantyre, Malawi.
‘It was the most amazing experience of my life and it made me want to help them even more. The children were so happy and a joy to be around, I even got to see one little girl walk for the first time! I am dedicated to help CURE spread the word about not letting anything stand in your way, and to help the poorer countries understand that disabled children have as much right to be free and achieve their dreams just as much as anybody else.’
You can read more about Jordanne on her website
Liz Earle MBE
Renowned for her passion for botanical beauty and wellbeing, the ethical entrepreneur is also a TV presenter and bestselling author of more than 30 books. A founder of her eponymous beauty brand and Liz Earle Wellbeing quarterly magazine, Liz also creates Fair and Fine jewellery, an award-winning Fairtrade brand. Liz founded the LiveTwice charity in 2010 to give opportunity and a ‘second chance’ to others, and is a supporter of several other charities, including CURE International.
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