I'm proud to be a trustee and exec member of Hampshire Scouts, the largest co-educational charity in Hampshire giving some 20,000 members from the age of six upwards access to fun, challenge and adventure. Scouting has an ability to take the most technologically reliant of people (take for example, me) and throw them into a world of outdoor activities - which they no doubt love.
I'm pleased to be part of Don’t Hate, Donate – a grassroots, community-focused charity committed to uniting communities for a better world. They work in the areas of education, homelessness, and international aid and development to change lives and change the world.
I'm also proud to be a volunteer with Portsmouth Scouts, as an Assistant Scout Leader. Scouting in Portsmouth opens up a range of activities to around 1,000 people.
Beat is the UK's largest eating disorder charity. Beat is committed to supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. They are working towards ensuring that eating disorders no longer have the control over people’s lives that they do at the moment – that the devastation they cause is beaten.
I'm pleased to announce Acting for Others is my charity of the year for 2018.
Acting for Others is made up of 15 individual theatrical charities – each with their own remit. Between them they offer financial and emotional assistance and support to those in the entertainment industry who have fallen on hard times. The member charities dispense over £2 million to hundreds of people within the profession every year.