Sue Cook

Sue Cook is one of the UK’s most experienced broadcasters. TV viewers know her from shows such as Crimewatch, Children in Need and Holiday. She’s been a familiar voice on the radio since the 1970s on programmes including You and Yours and Making History for Radio 4. Sue is now also a successful novelist.

Claire Sweeney

Actress, Claire Sweeney, has been a patron of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) since 2015.

Claire first became a familiar face on our screens when she played Lindsey Corkhill in Channel 4’s Brookside. She’s since had a successful career in musical theatre and is now better known to millions as Coronation Street’s Cassie Plummer.

“As the mum of a son who is fit and well I can only imagine what it is like to cope with a child who has a rare disease, particularly when you know there is no cure,” said Claire.

“CLDF does amazing work, not only providing those families who need it with information and emotional support, but also funding research into causes and possible treatments for childhood liver disease,” she continued. “It’s a fantastic cause and I’m delighted to support them.”

Celia Sawyer

Celia Sawyer became a CLDF patron in 2016.

Businesswoman Celia is known for her successful luxury interior design business and works on projects all over the world. She is a judge for the International Property Awards and the International Hotel Awards. Celia has appeared on six series of the popular Channel 4 show, Four Rooms, and is also a columnist for Mail Online.

Celia said: “I am absolutely delighted to be a Patron of this worthy cause. I hope to help this wonderful charity make a difference to many children’s lives.”

Nick Budd

Nick is a property investor and developer in the UK and Switzerland. He has been an active supporter of CLDF, ever since his son, Dominick, who had a childhood liver disease, died in 1995.

Nick was a Trustee of the charity for 11 years until 2020 when he then became a patron.

Colin Buchanan

Actor and director, Colin, is best known for his role as one half of the popular detective duo, ‘Dalziel and Pascoe’ which ran on the BBC from 1996 until 2008.

Now semi-retired, he lives in Spain where he has been renovating a house in the Valencian countryside surrounded by orange groves, and growing many different varieties of fruit. Unsurprisingly he misses nothing about acting!