Our Patron and Ambassadors play their part in highlighting the profile of the charity, fundraising for us and raising awareness of our services ensuring we can help people living with cancer.

We are very grateful for the unique contribution made by our Patron and Ambassadors who have dedicated their time to promote our work and help us raise the vital funds that we need to provide our services.

Our Patron: HRH, The Prince of Wales

His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales , became our Royal Patron in 1997.  He has been a steadfast supporter and figurehead for over 35 years, having opened the original Bristol Cancer Help Centre in 1983.

“I have always admired the charity’s work to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support to people with cancer and their loved ones. When it comes to compassion in healing, the Bristol Whole Life Approach is second to none.”

The Prince of Wales’ official website is: www.princeofwales.gov.uk


Suranne Jones, Ambassador

BAFTA award-winning actress Suranne Jones, joined us a Celebrity Patron in 2014. She has taken a pivotal role in increasing our brand awareness in London, through her involvement in our London Afternoon Tea event.

“I’ve seen how Penny Brohn’s unique approach changes attitudes towards living with cancer, and helps people and their families through challenging times.”


Tara Arkle, Ambassador

Tara Arkle is a writer, producer and campaigner.

Tara became a Celebrity Patron in 2016, after her aunt, bestselling author Jackie Collins, named us as the UK charity beneficiary in lieu of flowers following her death from breast cancer in 2015.

Tara has helped the organisation to develop its media presence and has written articles for the press, working with our nutritionists to create menus to boost the immune system.


John Miles, Ambassador

John Miles is a Talent Agent.

John became a Patron in 2017, but has been a committed supporter of the Charity for more than 20 years. He is very well known in the world of show-business for his business acumen, creativity and generosity, skills he is happy to use to the benefit of Penny Brohn UK.