Our Patrons

Gabrielle Drake

Gabrielle Drake is a British theatre, film and television actress.  She has starred in The Avengers, The Saint and Crossroads, to name but a few.

Gabrielle-Drake - Linda Nylind

Kerry Ellis

Kerry Ellis is a British actress and singer.  She has starred in many West End musicals, including We Will Rock You, Les Miserables and Wicked. Kerry's instagram

Kerry Ellis

Dame Joanna Lumley DBE FRGS

Dame Joanna Lumley DBE FRGS is an English actress, presenter, former model, author, television producer, and activist.  She has won 2 BAFTAs for her role as Patsy Stone in Absolutely Fabulous.

Joanna Lumley - Rankin colour

Past Patrons

John Challis

John Spurley Challis (16 August 1942 – 19 September 2021) was an English actor. He had an extensive theatre and television career but is best known for portraying Terrance Aubrey "Boycie" Boyce in the long-running sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses', and its sequel/spin-off Thre Green Green Grass.  He also appeared in Benidorm. John was a stage actor, making appearances for companies including the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.

Johns' wife, Carol. very kindly continues to support Cuan - John & Carols twitter feed

Michael Mander

Judge Michael Mander



Judge Michael Mander was well known in Shropshire as a lawyer, barrister and for 16 years, as a judge.   He was also a member of the Magic Circle, a keen magician for local charities and both he and his wife were well known as Wrekin walkers and keen swimmers in their pool in the village of Garmston.

His ashes are scattered beneath a walnut tree at our wildlife hospital in Much Wenlock.

Michaels' wife, Jancis very kindly continues to support Cuan.