Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson is not only a great friend of the charity he is also one of our amazing patrons! It is such an honour to have Bill Nelson supporting Saras Hope Foundation!


“I’ve known Ged and Julie Hoburn for quite some time now. They’re both loyal fans of my music and Ged has helped me tremendously as a much appreciated member of my annual ‘Nelsonica’ fan convention team.

When I first heard the story of Ged and Julie’s daughter’s struggle with cancer, I was moved by Bill Nelsonthe courage the whole family had shown. I never had the good fortune to meet Sara but I do realise that she was a very special girl and dearly loved by all her family.

Sara’s Hope Foundation is a wonderful testimony to that love. Anyone who knows Ged and Julie will have experienced their kindness, compassion and warmth. It’s this same compassion that has been the driving force behind Sara’s Hope Foundation…the dedication and energy they have put into this project has been remarkable.

Sara’s Hope Foundation has grown from seed to fruition in a relatively short space of time. I think it is a wonderful achievement and know that it will continue to contribute something of positive value to the lives of those families to which it reaches out. I wish the Hoburns and Sara’s Hope Foundation all the very best for the future and am grateful and proud to be associated with it’s cause.”

Founder of the charity Ged Hoburn:

Bill Nelson is one of the most prolfic and respected individuals in the music business and we are thrilled and honoured to have such a talented and inspirational person as a Patron of Sara`s charity I have been a Bill Nelson fan from 1976 and have followed his career with enthusiasm throughout the years .

His music helped me in my darkest hour after losing Sara and he has always been an inpiration in my life.Bill also sent our family a wonderful letter of support which gave us so much comfort.

I am a member of the Nelsonica team which helps organise a fan convention every year .We are thrilled that over the last three years we have been invited as the nominated charity for this prestigious and unique event .

The support from Bill,his family,the Nelsonica team and his fans have been extremely touching and with Bill`s help we have raised a substantial amount of funds

Over the last four years Bill has composed,recorded and donated a special track for the charity which individuals can download for a donation ” – Ged Hoburn,  Jan 2011

To download these tracks please :  Click here

To find out about Bill Nelson visit

Coleen Nolan And Ray Fensome

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Coleen Nolan and Ray Fensome have been amazingly supportive patrons of Saras Hope Foundation since 2011. They have always done their upmost to help with raising vital funds for our charity and Coleen has organised some spectacular events in aid of Saras Hope. This year in September 2016 Coleen is organising a Night at the Movies charity ball which, judging by her other events, is set to be a fantastic evening of fun and entertainment! Her husband Ray also helps with the running of the events and we are eternally grateful to these two amazing people for not only being patrons to Saras charity, but great friends also. Thank you!


We’re thrilled to see Sara’s House in Crete come to fruition this year. We are very proud to be patrons of this wonderful charity”

Coleen Nolan and Ray Fensome (Jan 2011)


Ged and Julie say:

“Coleen and Ray are such a special couple and we are so proud that they are now Patrons of the Foundation. It’s amazing. We feel that they are such great ambassadors for the charity. They are bubbly and real family people and we are thrilled to bits that they have chosen our charity. It is not just about the money, it is about raising awareness of the charity and Coleen and Ray are perfect for this role in every way”.

Coleen and her family raised funds for us on ‘All Star Family Fortunes’ and Coleen went on ’Celebrity Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ with her sister Maureen and raised an astounding £25,000 for us!!!

Ray has been an absolute star, he has helped us organise Saras Birthday Balls and is such a lovely and caring guy…it’s also great that Ray shares Ged’s love for the music of Bill Nelson…its a small world!

You can visit Coleen Nolan’s web site by clicking Here
You can visit Ray Fensome’s web site by clicking Here