Our ambassadors play such a vital role in the running of our charity. They come from far and near to represent our charity and help spread the work of Saras Hope Foundation. From attending cheque presentations on our behalf, to organising their own events we really couldn’t do the work we do without their ongoing help and support. Below are our current ambassadors, have a look to see the fantastic work they have been doing and the area that they cover!
Neville Sanderson – Teesside
Neville Sanderson started his Saras Hope journey when he and his family went over to the retreat after his son George was diagnosed with kidney cancer when he was only 9 months old. Nev has raised the profile of the charity in his local area tremendously and continues to raise thousands of pounds for our charity! If you would like to get involved or speak to us about an event in Middlesbrough/Teesside, let us know and we can put you in touch with Nev.
Maureen McDougall- Teesside
Maureen got involved in the charity through our ambassador Nev and has done an amazing job being an ambassador for the charity. Maureen has organised events like the fantastic ‘Tess tickle and the Draggettes’ and a weekly bonus ball which she donates to Saras Hope Foundation. Maureen does a fantastic job in spreading the work of Saras Hope Foundation and has the support of her lovely friends and family – what a star!
Alan Taylor- Chester-Le-Street
Alan has been a fantastic supporter of the charity since he met Ged and Julie in Crete. He has organised 4 brass band concerts that have raised fantastic amounts of money and really have raised out profile in the Chester-le-street area. Alan is always on the hunt for new opportunities and initiatives for our charity and that’s what makes him such a dedicated ambassador for our charity.
Louise Hickman – Kidderminster
Louise first got involved with Saras Hope Foundation when her little girl Lily visited the retreat in 2015. Louise has organised some fantastic events for Saras Hope Foundation in her local area, from family fun days to a charity football event Louise has raised thousands for our charity and has done an amazing job in spreading the charities work in her local area.
Carolyn Mann- Spennymoor
Carolyn, hubby Jason and Joshua visited Sara's Retreat in 2012. They hadn't had a holiday since Josh was diagnosed in Nov 2008 with bone cancer in his knee at the age of 4. Treatment was 10 weeks of chemo and then surgery in Feb 2009 to amputate his left leg above the knee. Joshua is disabled and wears an artificial leg and there is a worry that the cancer may come back in the lung or in his stump. He also wears a hearing aid and has curvature of the spine. Since returning from Crete, Carolyn ploughed herself into fundraising in her local community and has raised thousands of pounds via bucket collections
The UpHighs – Rhyl
The UpHighs! Matt and John have been supporters of the charity since they met Ged and Julie over in Crete and fell in love with the work the charity does. With combined love of steps amazing talent the UpHighs started performing at tavernas all round Crete to raise money for our charity. They then come to the Newcastle ball and raise the roof with their amazing performances. They have raised thousands for our charity and we are so proud to call them ambassadors.
Lisa Humphreys - Manchester
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Tony The Fridge – Hebburn
In 2016, Tony the Fridge took on the challenge of running 100 Great North Runs in 100 days for our charity. This strength and determination on his behalf is what made him such a great ambassador for our charity. His son Rocco has also taken on a Great North Run challenge for our charity – we are so proud of them both.