Celebrity Patrons & Ambassadors

We are pleased to receive the support of the following celebrities and ambassadors:

Rebecca Front

Rebecca Front is an actress and recently won a BAFTA for her performance as Nicola Murray in the BBC comedy The Thick of It. She has also appeared on TV in Grandma’s House, Lewis, Just William, Nighty Night, The Day Today, and Knowing Me,Knowing You and in the feature film Horrid Henry. Rebecca is also a writer, and often contributes columns to The Guardian and The Independent.

“I want to lend my support to Anxiety UK because I’ve seen how debilitating and distressing anxiety syndromes can be. I myself have experienced panic attacks and have suffered with claustrophobia most of my life. For me, it’s usually little more than an inconvenience, but for many, many others anxiety can significantly inhibit their enjoyment of life. Anything that can be done to help them and to remove the needless stigma still attached to anxiety is to be supported.”

Photo courtesy of Wolf Marloh

Marcus Trescothick

Marcus Trescothick is a world class cricketer and has lended his support to Anxiety UK after many years of experiencing anxiety himself.

“People often don”t understand how debilitating anxiety disorders can be, and the devastating effect that they have on the lives of sufferers and their families,” said Marcus. “I am joining with Anxiety UK to reduce the stigma attached to these conditions, so others don”t have to feel the shame and embarrassment that I did. There are many treatments and therapies which can help, and I would advise other sufferers to get help sooner rather than later.”

Photo courtesy of Vass Photographers Burgess Hill

Ruby Wax

Ruby Wax has supported Anxiety UK for a number of years and is vocal in her support of other mental health charities, including Time to Change.

Simon Webbe

Simon Webbe, one fourth of pop group Blue and a successful solo recording artist and actor, has supported Anxiety UK for a number of years.

“Anxiety UK supports over 30,000 anxiety sufferers every year and I am proud to be Patron of this great charity. I suffer with phobias myself, as people saw when I appeared on I”m a Celebrity, and I want to raise awareness of quite how difficult these conditions can be to live with. People don”t realise what a tough time people with phobias and anxiety have. Anxiety conditions can cause people to become completely isolated from friends and family, lose their jobs and become unable to function in society. Anxiety UK does vital work supporting the growing number of anxiety sufferers in Britain, and I am very happy to be helping this fantastic charity in their important work.”

 

Young Ambassador – Cameron Twynham

Cameron Twynham (GBR) Fortec Motorsport Intersteps

 

 

 

 

 

Up-and-coming British racing driver Cameron Twynham has been named as an official ambassador for Anxiety UK. The partnership will see him and personal sponsors MRE Motorsport help raise awareness of anxiety in young people and promote the charity’s work.

Despite a successful fledgling career in motorsport, 17-year-old Cameron – who will this year contest the European F3 Open Copa Class – was diagnosed as an anxiety sufferer in September 2010 and has since undergone treatment to learn how to manage and live with the day-to-day challenges of his condition.

“I’m delighted that I’m able to do something to help others realise what they are facing but also reassure them that you can manage your anxiety and still achieve your goals in life. Working with Anxiety UK is a great way of helping spread that message. 

“I’m sure there can’t be many environments that feature a more anxiety-inducing build-up than motor racing. But for sufferers, even the simplest day-to-day activities can be difficult. Anxiety UK makes a significant difference to so many lives and I couldn’t be happier to be doing my bit to support that.”