Alex is a management consultant at PwC and got involved with World Child Cancer through a charity support scheme called BeyondMe. Alex has seen the impact that a child having cancer can have on a family first hand and was extremely excited to support World Child Cancer from the minute he met their fundraising team. Alex has supported World Child Cancer with their fundraising strategy, as well as taking part in various challenge activities for the charity including the Amsterdam and Berlin Marathon.
Geeta is Chief Executive of Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and a proud Ambassador of World Child Cancer. Over the last few years, Geeta has raised over £300,000 with fellow Ambassador Mark Everard engaging new supporters from across the housing sector and hosting multiple events such as a Gala Dinner and their very successful annual Christmas Quiz. The money raised helped fund the new ‘We Care’ Family Support Home in Cameroon and Geeta attended the opening ceremony. In 2018, Geeta embarked on an epic challenge to climb northern Africa’s tallest peak – Jebel Toubkal raising over £80,000 for children with cancer all over the world. Geeta continues to support the charity and her target is to raise £1 million over the next few years. You can follow and support Geeta's fundraising efforts here!
Mark is Executive Director of Property at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and Chair of the Ambassadors at World Child Cancer. Mark started supporting World Child Cancer late in 2016 as the Ambassadors group was formed and by the end of 2017, the group had raised over £100,000 engaging new supporters from across the housing sector in particular to support World Child Cancer. The money raised helped fund the new ‘We Care’ Family Support Home in Cameroon. In 2018, Mark and the Ambassadors raised over £150,000 from a number of events but built around an epic challenge to climb northern Africa’s tallest peak – Jebel Toubkal. 2019 will see the Ambassadors group look help to expand the profile and support of World Child Cancer into other regions and sectors within the UK as well as organising a number of events to keep the group moving towards the goal of raising over £1m for the charity’s work.
Sara Bailey is the Managing Partner and Head of Real Estate at international law firm, Trowers & Hamlins. She is a supporter of World Child Cancer having seen close to home the difference that quick treatment and proper support can make. Sara is looking forward to both organising and taking part in a number of fundraising events to raise the profile of the charity and raise vital funds.
Shahena is a nutritional therapist and naturopath; having written and contributed to newspaper and magazine publications including The Daily Mail, Huffington Post, Time Out and SHE, she has also featured on television and radio for the BBC, UKTV and Good Food Channel (UKTV). Shahena has a keen interest in the topics of increasing longevity through the food we eat and the prevention of lifestyle-based illnesses and diet-related diseases.
Shahena first became involved with the charity when invited to join the #WhenIWasYoung campaign for World Child Cancer. After seeing World Child Cancer's work first hand and the positive impact the charity makes to children with cancer during her programme visit to Bangladesh, she wanted to become more involved. Discovering that childhood cancer survival rates are as low as 10% in developing countries like Bangladesh, compared to 80% of children with cancer surviving in developed countries like the UK, has led to Shahena being passionate about lending her support to World Child Cancer.
Yolanda Brown is a double MOBO Award winning saxophonist and the premier female saxophonist in the UK. With her debut album, “April Showers May Flowers”, peaking at No.1 on the iTunes and Amazon Jazz charts, Yolanda has also toured with The Temptations, Diana Krall, Courtney Pine and Billy Ocean and collaborated with artists such as Mica Paris, Julian Marley and as part of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra. Alongside side her extraordinary musical talents, Yolanda is also a keen foodie and can complete a Rubik’s cube in under five minutes!
Yolanda first connected with World Child Cancer when invited to play at the charity’s Gala Dinner at the Underglobe. Once hearing about the work carried out by World Child Cancer to support the 300,000 children that develop cancer each year, Yolanda was keen to further lend her support.