Manford for CAFT
Jason joins an esteemed list of Patrons including Freddie Flintoff, Lee Boardman and Paralympian Sarah Storey. Jason, a stand-up comedian, is about to embark on an extensive UK Tour, and frequently appears on TV and Radio, acting as team captain on comedy panel show 8 out of 10 Cats.
Jason met the Adventure Farm through the social networking site Twitter and has visited on several occasions, stepping for Santa at one of the charity’s Christmas Parties for disadvantaged children last year.
The charity provides holidays, respite and daytrips for terminally ill, chronically sick, disabled and disadvantaged children from all over the North West.
Jason has pledged to help the charity in any way he can, attending events, visiting the children and becoming an ambassador for their amazing work. Jason comments: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been asked to be a patron of the Children’s Adventure Farm. After I visited at Christmas and was a Santa for a few hours I was stunned by the work they do on such a tight budget.
“I look forward to helping them raise the money they need to help disadvantaged, disabled & terminally ill children across the North West. “
Helen Crowther, Senior Trust Fundraiser for CAFT, said: “It has been such a pleasure getting to know Jason, he’s such an approachable and genuine guy. We first met back in December when he stepped in as Santa for us, and were bowled over when he made a generous donation which will provide holidays for many disadvantaged children in 2010.
“We are so excited that he has accepted our invitation to become a Patron and really look forward to all the opportunities that will bring for us. With Jason’s help we’d like to raise the profile of our small charity so we can help even more terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children every year.”
To find out more about the Adventure Farm and how you can help, visit www.caft.co.uk