I an a former ambassador and continue to support Starlight, a charity for seriously and terminally ill children. Starlight helps children and their families to escape the routine and reality of treatment through hospital play and distraction services, wish granting and their Escapes programme.
Innocence in Danger is an international child welfare organisation that protects children from all forms of exploitation. As a member of their Honorary Committee, I initiated Innocence in Danger in the UK, which was founded more officially in 2009. From 2010 – 2012 I acted as Chairman and Executive Director of the UK arm of Innocence in Danger.
I became a patron of the Marie Collins Foundation in 2012. The foundation enables children who suffer sexual abuse and exploitation via internet and mobile technologies to recover and live safe, fulfilling lives, and works with children, families, practitioners, Government departments and industry to ensure the response to those harmed reflects current best practice.
The NSPCC is the UK’s leading children’s charity, preventing abuse and helping those affected to recover. In 2013 I was delighted to act as the Executive Director of the NSPCC’s Art Ball, and annual event to raise money and awareness for the charity and its initiatives.
No one should endure hunger. We believe that modern society shouldn’t have to undergo such poverty and the need for food banks in order to survive. I am delighted that through Ondine, we supported the Trussell Trust by donating 30% of all sales in aid of their amazing work to reach those who need help the most.