We’re honoured to have three very special patrons who support our work and help spread our word.
A staple of British television, with credits in hundreds of television shows, James Cosmo made a name for himself in films such as Highlander, Braveheart, Game of Thrones,The Chronicles of Narnia, Trainspotting, The Last Legion, Troy, and 2081.
James won a celebrity episode of ITV’s ‘The Chase’ and nominated Chance for Childhood as his chosen charity. He also provided the voiceover for our ‘street child hero’ animated film.
Comedian Milton Jones “the weird bloke with the shirts from Mock The Week” visited Chance for Childhood’s work in Uganda in May 2014 to see our life-changing work for himself. His blogs on the Huffington Post as well as his ‘Twitter takeover’ helped us reach a massive new audience. Read his field reports from Uganda here and here.
As Britain’s first triple gold medalist at the Paralympic games and Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s 2017 honours list, we are proud to have Sophie Christiansen as one of our patrons. Sophie is taking a leading role in our advocacy work across East Africa to raise the profile of the rights of children with disabilities. She travelled to Rwanda in February 2015 to see our work in action and to meet some young disabled children to hear about the difficulties they face. Read her blog on the Guardian here
British Paralympian gold medalist and Chance for Childhood patron Sophie Christiansen visited our work in Rwanda.