They are the voices that shout the loudest about the amazing work Prevent Breast Cancer does and without them we would not be the bold charity we are today.
Cherie Booth is a leading barrister specialising in public law, human rights, employment and European Community law, arbitration and mediation. She has appeared in a number of leading cases both at home and abroad. She is also a noted speaker on human rights and a staunch supporter of women’s rights.
Cherie has been a Patron of Genesis for many years and attended several important events for the charity.Close
One of the best known television faces in the North West. For 15 years Gordon presented NORTH WEST TONIGHT and won 5 Royal Television Society awards for best regional presenter and the programme picked up 6 RTS awards for best regional news programme. Gordon also won the coveted BBC Ruby Award for best regional presenter in the UK.
Gordon made his name nationally by hosting ITV’s popular quiz programme THE KRYPTON FACTOR which ran at peak-time for 18 years pulling in audiences of up to 18 million people. He wrote all the scripts for the programme and devised many of the tough challenges for the contestants.He is a journalist by trade and began his career as a newspaper reporter with the Belfast Telegraph in his home city. For ten years he provided live commentary for the ITV network on the Labour, Conservative and TUC party conferences. He also produced and presented Granada Television’s regional news and political programmes for 15 years.
Gordon has been a huge supporter of Genesis and as a Patron he hosted the opening of The Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre – Europe’s first purpose built breast cancer prevention centre in 2007.Close
Actress and Coronation Street star Sally Dynevor first heard about Genesis in 1999 when she attended a fundraising event. Not long after Sally was officially invited to become a Patron. Over the years, Sally has attended and hosted our annual ball, launched various Genesis projects and Million Miles events and appeared at the opening of the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre in 2007.
Sally is dedicated to Genesis and works tirelessly to raise awareness of our cause. She truly believes in our mission to prevent breast cancer for the next generation.
One of boxing’s true superstars, former two division world champion Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton has been packing arenas around the world since his early days as a pro. Ricky turned pro in 1997 after a stellar amateur career and he hasn’t looked back in the over eleven years since. Since turning professional he has shown the world just how well a British boxer can do. He has ultimately brought new acclaim to the sport in his home country and gathered a fan following around the world.
Ricky has been a Patron of Genesis for over 6 years and during that time has helped raise awareness and funds for the charity. In 2011 Ricky appeared on ITV’s The Cube and raised £20,000 for Genesis.Close
Diane is one of Britain’s most successful 800m runners. She won a Gold Medal in the 1990 Commonwealth Games, and followed this up with a further Silver and Bronze Medal. She has also competed in 4 Olympic Games, 1988 in Seoul, 1992 in Barcelona, 1996 in Atlanta and 2000 in Sydney. Diane is both the former British and Commonwealth Record Holder.
Since retiring from athletics she has dedicated herself to a number of great causes, currently Lay Adviser to the Central Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group and was previously the Chief Ambassador for the National Charity – Street Games.In 2010 Diane established the Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) a registered charity. It champions undiscovered talent and brings high quality athletics coaching and mentoring opportunities to both able-bodied and disabled young people, particularly those living in some of the poorest areas across the UK.
A founding Patron of Genesis, Diane played a key role in raising awareness of the charity. In 2004 she raised over £76,000 for Genesis by appearing on ITV’s “I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!Close
Here at Genesis, we are extremely saddened to have lost our wonderful patron, Morag Siller, to the devastating disease that is breast cancer. Morag was a beautiful woman, inside and out, and you can read more about her life in our Latest News.
Actress Morag Siller performed in films, in theatre, on TV and radio. Her work has included Mamma Mia and Les Miserables in the West End and she appeared in Coronation Street, Emmerdale, Ladies of Letters, Casualty and Monarch of the Glen.
In 2011 Morag was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Her friend and fellow Patron, Sally Dynevor introduced her to the charity.
A Patron of Genesis since 2007, Dr Chris has attended many Genesis fundraising events. He has over 35 years of experience in the medical profession and has been “This Morning’s” resident doctor for nearly 25 years.