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Lord Grade, former Chairman of the BBC, becomes latest patron

Mon 30th Mar 2020 

We are delighted to announce that Michael Grade has agreed to become Lifelites’ newest patron at a time where life-limited and disabled children are particularly at risk to Covid-19. 

Lord Grade is well-known for his roles as CEO of Channel 4, Chairman of the BBC as well as the online food delivery company Ocado and later Executive Chairman of ITV plc. From 2015 to 2019, he was Chairman of the Charity Fundraising Regulator, where he aimed to improve public trust and confidence in charity fundraising.

We are delighted with Lord Grade’s decision to be Lifelites’ newest patron. It will give our small charity the opportunity to increase our public profile and share our work with a wider audience.

From 2015 to 2019, Lord Grade was Chairman of the Charity Fundraising Regulator, aiming to bring more transparency and improve public trust and confidence in charity fundraising. He supports several charitable organisations and Lifelites is delighted Lord Grade has agreed to become a patron of Lifelites in these difficult and unprecedented times.

Lord Grade said: “Being a patron for Lifelites is a great opportunity to increase the public profile of a valuable charity at a time where their work is needed more than ever. Lifelites makes an outstanding difference to the lives of the most vulnerable children in the country and I am eager to support and increase the charity’s impact to the best extent possible.”

Simone Enefer-Doy, Chief Executive of Lifelites said: “We are incredibly honoured Lord Grade has agreed to be a patron for Lifelites. He has a distinguished record of working in the media and supporting charities. I am looking forward to working together with him so that more people may choose to support the life-changing impact Lifelites makes for life-limited and disabled children, especially at this very difficult time for them and their families.”


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