Patrons and Ambassadors

Our Patrons generously provide support in a variety of different ways to help promote Down Syndrome UK and raise funds.

Meet our Patrons

Christopher Eccleston

An English actor. A two-time BAFTA Award nominee, he is best known for his television and film work, which includes his role as the ninth incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who.

Heidi & James Carter

Disability rights advocates, Founding Officers of the National Down Syndrome Policy Group and happily married couple, Heidi and James are proud to be DSUK Patrons.

Leon Harrop

A British TV actor with Down syndrome, known for playing Ralph Wilson in The A Word (2016–2020) and its spin off series Ralph & Katie (2022)

Noah Matthews Matofsky

Disney actor. Lost Boy Slightly in 2023 Peter Pan & Wendy.

Lloyd Martin

Guinness World Record holder - the youngest participant with Down syndrome to complete a marathon.

Would you like to become a Patron? We'd love to hear from you!