A Huddersfield-based children’s hospice was proud to announce the arrival of two new ambassadors earlier this week.
ITN newscaster, Nina Hossain, and serial entrepreneur, Graham Leslie, were welcomed to the positions at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice after working with the charity in the past.
Nina, from a Bangladeshi background, currently presents the news on ITV and helped launch the charity’s Tea Party Campaign in August, attending a special Yorkshire Day tea party with her own children.
As a keen supporter of the charity, which covers the Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield areas, Nina said she was looking forward to helping the team raise vital funds throughout the upcoming years.
She said: “I hope that Graham [Leslie] and I can work together, to help in any way possible, to get the message out there about how vital the work is that Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice does for its community.
“There are 700 families that could benefit from the care and support from the charity and we need to make them aware of the help that is available to them.
“The charity needs to raise a gigantic £2.8million each year and we need to support the team at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice to ensure that they are getting the right funding this year, for future years and decades to come.”
Nina and Graham join fellow Forget Me Not ambassadors, Hannah Cockroft - MBE, British Wheel Chair Athlete and Paralympic Gold Medalist - and Daniel Lloyd - British Racing Car Driver and Porsche Carrera Cup GB Scholarship Winner.
Peter Branson, Chief Executive of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice was delighted to welcome the pair to the hospice team.
He added: “We are thrilled that both Graham Leslie and Nina Hossain have accepted our invitation to become Ambassadors of our charity.
“They are both already extremely passionate and supportive of the work that we do.
“Their role as Ambassadors will be to champion our cause and continue to support specific campaigns and events to help us build awareness and reach out to more families who need our help.”