12 January 2016

Scannappeal announces Robert Lindsay as its Principal Patron

We are delighted to announce that Denham resident and one of the UK’s most acclaimed actors, Robert Lindsay, has been appointed as our Principal Patron. Robert Lindsay has lived in Buckinghamshire for over 21 years and takes on this new charitable role as we prepare for an exciting phase in our operation. During 2016 we will see all of our four major fundraising appeals reach their conclusion. We will also launch at least three new appeals over the coming months that, with the new Principal Patron’s support, will assist even more local NHS patients to receive faster and more effective treatment and diagnosis.

Well known for his commitment to charitable causes, this appointment is the first time Robert Lindsay has taken a formal position with a charity. Explaining why he has chosen to work so closely with Scannappeal, Robert Lindsay said: ”As a Buckinghamshire resident, I’ve witnessed first-hand the fantastic outcomes that Scannappeal helps our local NHS to deliver. And as someone who is a passionate believer in our NHS, the opportunity to really make a difference and help our local community receive an even better service when they need it was simply a pull I could not resist.”

William Baxter CBE, Scannappeal Chairman, expressed his pleasure at Scannappeal’s newest appointment, “We’re thrilled to have Robert join our team and we’re looking forward to a long and rewarding partnership with him. We’re continuing to take great strides forward in helping our local NHS hospitals become centres of excellence and deliver world class service. Having Robert on board is simply going to help us achieve even more.”