Familiar faces supporting the Charity

Andrew Castle

Andrew Castle is one of the most experienced live broadcasters in the UK, who presents the breakfast show slot on Smooth FM every weekday morning and has been the BBC’s lead tennis commentator for over 10 years.

Clare Balding

Clare Balding is one of Britain’s leading broadcasters, having won the BAFTA Special Award and RTS Presenter of the Year Award for her expert coverage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Danny Crates

Paralympic icon and former world record holder Danny Crates is widely considered one of the greatest British disability athletes of all time.

Sadie Nine

Sadie Nine is a BBC Essex presenter every weekday morning between nine and midday. Her infectious laugh and personality have won her a Gold ‘Gillard’, an ‘RTS’ TV award, and a nomination for a ‘Sony’ – the radio ‘Oscars’.

Sir Trevor Brooking

Born in 1948 in Barking, Sir Trevor joined West Ham United as an apprentice in 1965. He spent his whole playing career with the club until retiring in 1984, making over 600 appearances and scoring over 100 goals.

Ian Twinley MBE

Ian Twinley joined Ford Motor Company in 1979 as an Engineering Trainee. He finished his apprenticeship in 1983 and then held a number of appointments in Ford of Britain, Ford of Europe and Ford U.S.A.

Sally Gunnell

Sally started athletics life as a pentathlete and long jumper with the Essex Ladies’ club. Her explosive power made her a decent junior sprinter and she soon began to concentrate on the 100m hurdles.