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Paralympic Gold medalist takes on ambassador role at Stoke based hospice

Sir Lee Pearson CBE with Mandie Mott and daughter Grace

Eleven time paralympic Gold medalist Sir Lee Pearson CBE has become an ambassador for the Donna Louise children's hospice in Stoke-on-Trent.

Sir Lee is a well-known figure in the world of Paralympic equestrian sport, and is a passionate advocate and campaigner for people with disabilities. He is also an ambassador for several high-profile charities across the Midlands.

He was inspired to support the Donna Louise charity following a recent visit to the hospice where he learned more about the expansion plans for a young adult service.

During this visit, he spent time chatting to staff and children at the hospice. Sir Lee also met three young people who will stand to benefit from this new service.

Melanie Williams, Head of High Value Partnerships at the hospice said: “We are absolutely delighted that Sir Lee has agreed to be an ambassador for The Donna Louise. We look forward to working with him, especially as we embark on an exciting and transformative time in the charity’s history with the expansion into services for young adults.”

“On behalf of the children, young people and team at The Donna Louise, I’d like to thank Sir Lee for his commitment and support.”

Sir Lee joins a host of celebrities including charity Patron, Robbie Williams, Jo Brand, Nick Hancock, Rory Delap, Phil Taylor, Rachel Shenton and Jonathan Wilkes in supporting the hospice.

 

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