Patrons and Ambassadors
SBH Scotland has an Honorary Patron, Gordon Ramsay OBE, who is the public figurehead of the charity and supports our vision, mission and values, contributing significantly to our fundraising efforts through his media profile.
The Honorary Patron is supported in his role by Patrons & Ambassadors.
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.
- 2005 - launched a Buy a Brick Appeal and helped raise over £850,000 to build the Association's Family Support Centre.
- 2006 - launched the F Word Appeal "What's your favourite F Word- Gordon's is Fundraising".
- 2007 - Gordon continued his support by hosting a Gala Dinner that raised in excess of 100k.
More recently in 2014 the Gordon Ramsay Foundation chose SBH Scotland as one of five nominated charities receiving proceeds from a host of fundraising activities they were involved in.
Gordon's continued commitment is incredibly important to SBH Scotlandand we are very grateful.
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 - John Amabile
Interior designer and presenter, John Amabile, from ITV's 'Peter Andre's 60 Minute Makeover', and host of popular interior lifestyle programmes joined SBH Scotland as an Ambassador after hosting the annual "Ladies who give an F Lunch".
John has been instrumental in developing the profile of this event which has so far raised over £180,000 for SBH Scotland.
Ambassador - Nicola Cassells
Nicola Cassells is a 24 year old modern classical singer from Ayr in Scotland. Seen as the next Sarah Brightman, she may be only 5 feet tall but she has a voice like no other.
We were delighted to welcome her as an Ambassador after she already supports so many of our events including A Question of Burns and Ladies who Give an F.
Ambassador - Meggan Dawson-Farrell
Meggan Dawson-Farrell is a wonderful inspiration to individuals with spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
Not only has she taken up an active life of wheelchair racing, she has shown the strength and determination to battle a range of challenges with her health. Meggan was chosen for Team Scotland in the Commonwealth Games 2014 and is aiming for the 2016 Rio Olympics!
We are delighted Meggan has become an Ambassador for the charity and are thrilled to be working with her.
Ambassador - Michelle McManus
Michelle McManus is the Scottish singer-songwriter, actress, columnist, radio DJ and television presenter, who rose to fame after winning the second series of the UK talent show Pop Idol. We were delighted to welcome her as an Ambassador of the Charity in 2011.