Patrons and Ambassadors
SBH Scotland greatly values the additional support received from individuals and businesses who use their own profiles and public personas to help raise the profile of the charity and generate fundraising income across Scotland, the UK and beyond. The individuals below support our vision, mission and values and we very grateful for their continued support.
Honorary Patron - Gordon Ramsay OBE
Multi Michelin and BAFTA award winning international chef, Gordon Ramsay agreed to be our first ever Honorary Patron in 2003. Over the years he has frequently taken time from his busy global schedule to launch Appeals, visit the families and fundraise.
In 2005 Gordon launched our Buy a Brick Appeal which helped raise over £850,000 to create our purpose built Family Support Centre. Since that time Gordon has launched the F Word Appeal "What's your favourite F Word- Gordon's is Fundraising" and has hosted many Gala Dinners to raise vital funds and the profile of the charity.
Gordon's continued commitment is incredibly important to SBH Scotlandand we are very grateful.
The Honorary Patron is supported in his role by Patrons & Ambassadors.
Patron - Duncan Bannatyne OBE
Duncan Bannatyne OBE, Scotland's best known Entrepreneur, TV personality and bestselling author became involved with the charity after attending a Gala Dinner in 2007. Duncan generously supported this event in 2007/8 and was keen to discover more about the work that we carried out in Scotland.
Duncan officially joined as Patron in February 2009 and has been working on projects that will help fund this vital Scottish Charity.
Ambassador - James Smith
Ambassador - Nicola Cassells
Nicola Cassells, described as ‘The Girl with Golden Voice’ is a naturally gifted award- winning classical singer from Scotland. She has made a name for herself performing at many events across the UK and internationally. She had her big break in 2010 when she won the prestigious UK Retail Trust ‘Search for a Star’ competition which was held at the Grosvenor hotel in London. Nicola wowed the audience with a virtuoso performance of “Con te Partiro, Time to Say Goodbye”. Nicola recently performed at a sell-out concert at the Proms at Glamis Castle alongside the Scottish Pop Orchestra.
As well as her love of singing she dedicates a lot of time to various charities and is proud to be an Ambassador for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland. Find out more at Nicola's own website.
Ambassador - Meggan Dawson-Farrell
Meggan Dawson-Farrell is a true inspiration. Born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, she has never let her disabilities or health challenges hold her back.
Meggan was a track athlete, chosen for Team Scotland in the Commonwealth Games 2014 and in 2022 she'll be jetting off to Beijing for the 2022 Paralympics as part of the Paralympics GB Wheelchair Curling Squad!
She even inspired one of SBH Scotland's children's books, 'Meggan's Sporty Story'.
We are delighted Meggan has become an Ambassador for the charity and are thrilled to be working with her.
Read more about Meggan on the British Curling site.