The Donna Louise Children's Hospice is proud to announce that the 11 x Paralympic Gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson CBE will become an ambassador for the charity.
Sir Lee Pearson CBE is a well-known figure in the world of Paralympic equestrian sport, and is a passionate advocate and campaigner for people with disabilities. He is also an ambassador for several high-profile charities across the Midlands.
Sir Lee was inspired to support The Donna Louise charity following a recent visit to the Hospice where he learned more about the expansion plans for a young adult service. During this visit, he spent time chatting to staff and children at the hospice. Sir Lee also met three young people who will stand to benefit from this new service.
Speaking at a visit to the hospice, Sir Lee said:
"I was incredibly moved and inspired to see the great work being done at the Donna Louise and to meet the staff, children and young people who benefit from the work of this incredible charity. I am particularly proud to support local charities like The Donna Louise that help local people. I am looking forward to supporting the charity and I hope I can help shine a light on the amazing people and work they do to support children and young adults with life threatening illnesses."
Melanie Williams, Head of High Value Partnerships at the hospice said: "We are absolutely delighted that Sir Lee has agreed to be an ambassador for The Donna Louise. We look forward to working with him, especially as we embark on an exciting and transformative time in the charity's history with the expansion into services for young adults."
"On behalf of the children, young people and team at The Donna Louise, I'd like to thank Sir Lee for his commitment and support."
Sir Lee joins a host of celebrities including charity Patron, Robbie Williams, Jo Brand, Nick Hancock, Rory Delap, Phil Taylor, Rachel Shenton and Jonathan Wilkes in supporting the hospice.