JULIE ETCHINGHAM – our newest Patron

We are enormously proud to announce that TV News presenter Julie Etchingham who presents and reports for ITV News at Ten, and the Tonight programme for ITV has accepted our invitation to be a Patron of Kids for Kids.   Julie was the first woman to be named Royal Television Society Presenter of the Year in 2010.

RTS Awards Julie Etchingham

“We are hugely proud that Julie accepted my invitation” said Patricia Parker MBE Founder of Kids for Kids “I was very nervous asking her.  She has two young sons, like me, and fitting something else in on top of all she does already was a big ask.   But Julie is amazing.  I asked her because I know she loves children and there can be few children who need help as much as the children of Darfur.    I am enormously grateful that Julie is hosting our Candlelit Christmas Concert again this year.   It is very special to have such a glamorous new Patron.   I sometimes think that Darfur is entirely forgotten, but when something like this happens, it gives me hope.”

Julie joins Joanna Lumley and Eamonn Holmes as Celebrity Patrons of Kids for Kids.    Other Patrons include The Lord Cope of Berkeley and former Ambassadors Sir William Patey, Dr Hassan Abdin, Abdullahi Al Azreg, Dame Rosalind Marsden, OmeSiddiq and current British Ambassador Michael Aron and Mohammed Eltom the Ambassador for The Sudan to the Court of St James’.