Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood named as North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity patron
A celebrity patron guaranteed to bring the glitz and the glam has declared his support to a hospital trust's charity.
The North West Anglia Foundation Trust has welcomed renowned choreographer and Strictly Come Dancing judge Craig Revel Horwood, who lives in the area, as its charity patron.
North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity, which has recently been relaunched, supports patients and staff at Peterborough City and Stamford and Rutland Hospitals.
Dr Kanchan Rege, chief medical officer for the trust said: “This is a really exciting time for our hospitals’ charity. Not only are we relaunching with a fresh new look, we now have the a-maze-ing Craig Revel Horwood as our charity patron.
“It is a real honour to have Craig join us and support our charity and we are all extremely grateful to Craig for taking the time out of his busy schedule to help us with the charity’s relaunch.
"He will certainly help us shine the spotlight on our charity plans for 2022 and beyond, in particular support our campaigns to raise awareness and funds for our patients and staff.”
The new-look North West Anglia Hospitals’ Charity relaunched at an online event with hospital staff today (Monday, January 24) where the announcement of the new celebrity patron was made.
The surprise event was held online allowing staff to safely join members of the charity and fund managers for the announcement.
Trust staff were also given the opportunity to meet Craig and ask questions at an online 45-minute live lunchtime chat.
The Strictly Come Dancing judge said: “I was thrilled and truly touched to be asked to support my local hospitals’ charity as patron.
“It has been a tough couple of years for the NHS and I salute all its staff for all the great work they are doing.
"I’m looking forward to supporting the charity to help raise funds which will directly help patients and staff by improving their experiences.
“It’s a real shame I wasn’t able to meet the wonderful North West Anglia team and their patients in person, as we had originally planned, but I hope we can make that happen when it is safe to do so. That said, it was fab-u-lous to meet everyone and answer their questions during the live lunchtime chat.”