HRH The Duchess of Cornwall - President

As President, The Duchess of Cornwall works to support children and young adults with life-limiting conditions.

The Duchess supports The Charity's efforts to research treatments and find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a devastating disease for which there is currently no cure.

   


Patrons

Professor Lord Smith of Clifton

Professor Lord Smith of Clifton sits on the All Party Parlimentary Committee for Muscular dystrophy.

A professor of political science, he was knighted for services to Education in 1996 and became a Liberal Democrat working peer in 1997. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Ulster from 1991 to 1999 and chairman of the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd from 1987 to 1999.

  

Krishnan Guru-Murthy

Krishnan Guru-Murthy is one of the main anchors of Channel 4 News.

His TV career began at 18 – and he has presented, reported and produced a number of programmes from Newsround to Newsnight.

  

 

Peter & Laura Williams

Peter Wiilams is the Founder & CEO of UK clothing brand Jack Wills, a global brand trading from c.100 company owned stores in Europe, North America and Asia, with franchises across the Middle East. Peter is also a major support of Malaria No More UK.

Laura Williams is a jewellery designer.  

  

Alex Bilmes

Alex Bilmes is the Editor of British Esquire.

Formerly Features Director of British GQ and Contributing Editor to British Vogue, Bilmes is an award-winning journalist and has written for numerous magazines and newspapers including The Spectator, The Observer, The Times, The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.

  

Mary Nightingale

Mary Nightingale is one of the main anchors of the ITN Evening news. Her career began in business journalism and she has also presented Wish You Were Here and many other popular programmes.

Find out more at http://marynightingale.tv

 

Ben Levine

Having worked at Goldman Sachs and UBS Ben Levine then co-founded LMR Partners in 2009, a London based boutique asset management business. Ben graduated from Cambridge in Economics in 1996 and went on complete his MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics at the LSE.

He lives in London with his wife Miranda and three young children.

 

Sara Parker Bowles


Sara Parker Bowles writes for Harpers Bazaar. She previously worked at Vogue before moving to Harpers Bazaar.

 

 

Sarah Alexander


Sarah Alexander is an actress, known for her roles in British comedy series such as Armstrong and Miller, Smack the Pony, Coupling, The Worst Week of My Life, Jonathan Creek, Me & Mrs Jones and Green Wing.

 

 

Peter Serafinowicz

Peter Serafinowicz is an actor, comedian, writer, composer, voice artist, and director. He has appeared in film (Phantom Menace), on television (Spaced, Peter Serafinowicz Show) and on the radio since the early 90's. His first book, A Billion Jokes (Volume One) was published in 2012.

 

 

Kris Radlinski, MBE

Kris Radlinski is a former Wigan and Great Britain rugby leage star and current Rugby General Manager.

Some people wander through life searching for answers as to where they fit into it and what's it all about. Andy and Alex's life has been simplified in some ways, as their path has been made very clear. They need to make Jack's and James's life happy and create memories. It's our job to ensure they have the opportunity to do this by helping them in whatever way we can. So I urge you to join me in working with Duchenne UK.

 

Andy Farrell, OBE

Andy Farrell is the former Wigan and Great Britain captain, England rugby union coach and current assistant Ireland coach. "I feel honoured to be an Ambassador for Duchenne UK; a charity set up to help raise much-needed awareness of the fatal disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy".

"When Andy Johnson (of Joining Jack) asked me to help the first thing that came to mind was my own two sons, as this mainly affects boys, and if anything was ever to happen to them I would hope and pray that I would also get support from friends. AJ has been a great friend since we started to play rugby together and to help him with this charity is a great privilege."

Owen Farrell

Owen Farrell is a prolific Saracens and England prolific fly half. He has been part of helping promote awareness of DMD since the start of Jack Johnson's diagnosis. "My dad and Jack’s dad played together at Wigan and our families are very close," says Owen. "The charity has been a huge part of our family’s lives. Everyone who donates or who tells their friends and they then go on to spread awareness or raise money, then they are helping. If I can help spread awareness by doing the salute when I kick a goal to do this, it’s the least I can do."

Jonathan Whitworth

Jonathan Whitworth, Managing Director of DSales (UK) Ltd, is a passionate supporter of Joining Jack and Duchenne UK, having made the cause his company’s corporate charity and has personally taken part in a number of Joining Jack events.

“Having become aware of Joining Jack after meeting Andy at a charity fund raiser, I could not imagine a more worthy cause for our company to support. Jack’s plight and that of other boys with this crippling condition, could not fail to move the hardest of hearts. As a family man myself with young children, two of whom are type one diabetic, I can fully sympathise with Jack’s parents and their efforts to find a cure. I have got to know Andy and Alex very well over the last few years and don’t know anyone who works as hard for a cause as they do. I hope as many people as possible can help raise awareness and help end the terrible suffering that DMD causes.”