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Jamie Oliver MBE

Biography

Jamie Oliver MBE, the eminently recognisable face of supermarket giant Sainsbury as well as being widely known as TV’s Naked Chef, is famed for his campaigns to change the nation’s unhealthy eating habits both here and in the USA. Married with 3 daughters, his incredible passion for food has lead him to create a chain of successful restaurants, most notably Fifteen, where each year 15 disadvantaged young people are trained to work in the hospitality industry. Jamie, a proud Essex boy, is undeniably one of the UK’s most recognisable TV personalities as well as being one of the nation’s best loved chefs.

It was on the second dream that Jamie Oliver was making for us that he became our patron. A family man himself he was very impressed with the work of our relatively small charity, Jamie thought the number of cases we are able to fund with such a small committee is amazing.

Jamie Oliver MBE

Jamie Oliver MBE

Jan Fletcher OBE

Biography

Jan Fletcher OBE, a woman passionate about Yorkshire and a past Veuve Clicquot busniness woman of the year is one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs. She has successfully built up and run businesses in extraordinarily diverse sectors such as property investment and development, natural health products, nutraceuticals, restaurants (The famous Drum & Monkey and Bryan’s Seafood Restaurants), a large motor dealership group, haulage, commercial vehicle sales, accident repair centres, publishing, radio stations and pharmaceuticals.

Throughout her life, Jan has been an active supporter of numerous charities and hospices, Invited to become Make A Dream’s Patron, Jan willing accepted. Jan’s contact with Make A Dream has been over a number of years during which time she has been an avid supporter. Jan has always understood the valuable work the charity does making ‘Dreams’ come true for Yorkshire’s sick and terminally ill children and their families. The Make A Dream criteria was exactly what Jan wanted to endorse and was happy to do so by becoming a Patron.

Jan Fletcher OBE

Jan Fletcher OBE

Ruby Wax

Biography

Ruby Wax is best known for her T.V. documentaries and interviews. She performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company for 5 years and was script editor for various shows including Absolutely Fabulous. Previously she studied psychology at the University of Berkeley, California and recently she has been studying for an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience at UCL. Since graduating she has been facilitating leadership groups to improve their communication skills as well as coaching and advising individual executives.

It was over lunch that Ruby heard of the amazing work Make A Dream achieves. Ruby was fascinated by the kind of dreams the charity has funded. When Ruby was asked if she would be a patron she said 'yes' immediately, adding: “This cause is probably the most valuable and touching I have been asked to be a patron of”.

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax