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Meet our Sarcoma UK Ambassadors

As a charity which values its people, we wanted to recognise and thank a small group of our long-standing, committed supporters.

Our ambassadors group was set up with the agreement of Sarcoma UK’s Board of Trustees. They include fundraisers, volunteers, past trustees, patients, support group workers and healthcare professionals. In essence, they are all very special champions and advocates of our work, many motivated through personal experience of sarcoma or of those of family or friends.

Spotlight on: Gina Long

First Sarcoma UK Ambassador and long-term fundraiser

Gina Long MBE is Founder of The GeeWizz Charitable Foundation, a philanthropist, entrepreneur, free-lance journalist, and global charity campaigner. She was awarded an MBE for services to the charity sector in December 2015. She was also made an Honorary Fellow of the University of Suffolk in October 2018.

Among her many charitable achievements, she has raised nearly £7 million.

Gina founded one of the first Global Online Auctions, the Ultimate Charity Auction which has raised more than £2.1 million since its inception in 2011. More recently, Gina worked alongside John and Imogen Sheeran on the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction raising £506,000, of which funded the much-needed redevelopment of three playgrounds at the Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy, Ipswich.

Away from fundraising, Gina mentors and supports other charities such as Sarcoma UK, and lives on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds with her husband Andrew, who is a farmer.

In April 2017, Gina successfully completed the London Marathon to raise money and awareness for Sarcoma UK, raising over £18,000. Gina has been an avid campaigner and fundraiser for Sarcoma UK since her daughter Alexandra was diagnosed with a myxoid liposarcoma in September 2013, aged just 23. Ali is now thankfully 10 years clear. Hence, GeeWizz proudly continuing to help fund crucial sarcoma cancer research.

Lesley Abraham

Support group founder and former trustee

Shelagh Allison

Long-term fundraiser and former finance professional

Sarah Conneally

Former trustee

Zoe Conway

BBC News Correspondent and long-term supporter

Jan Cornell

Long-term fundraiser and supporter

Maddie Cowey

Fundraiser and awareness-raiser

Karen Delin

Support group founder and former trustee

Dr Alison Dunlop

Sarcoma clinical nurse specialist

Andy Eckles

Former trustee

Mark Gould

Long-term supporter, volunteer and technical expert

Amelia Granville

Director/producer and Chair of Glitter Ball Committee

Zoe Homer Emmerson

Long term fundraiser and awareness raiser

Prof. Ian Judson

Former board member of Sarcoma UK

Steve Mayer

Open University lecturer and support group leader

Louisa Nicoll

Nurse and former trustee

Leona O’Neill MBE

Founder, The Boom Foundation, and long-term fundraiser

Ian Randall

Photographer and long-term supporter

Glenys Stittle

Long-term supporter and volunteer

Baroness Liz Sugg

Politician and fundraiser

Dr Rachel Taylor

Research expert and patient advocate

Jasmine Thompson

Long-term charity supporter and fundraiser

Zoe Thompson

Long-term fundraiser and awareness raiser

Jo Vass

Sarcoma specialist nurse and former trustee

Wendy Watkins

Long-term supporter and charity advocate

Dr Jeff White

Consultant Medical Oncologist and former trustee

Sam Whittam

Former trustee and barrister

Glyn Wilmshurst

Long-term fundraiser and former Chair of Trustees

Sheelagh Wilson

Co-founder of Sarcoma UK and long-term supporter

John and Sue Young

Long-term fundraisers and charity advocates


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