Rory Bremner has been brightening up our screens for over 25 years with his unique brand of comedy and satire. He is widely rated as the sharpest impressionist in Britain. Rory was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult in 2011 after seeing similarities when his young nephew was diagnosed in 2011. He became a Patron of the ADHD Foundation in 2013.
In 1982 Simon Weston was aboard the Sir Galahad when it was destroyed at Bluff Cove in the number of highly successful ventures. He remains a tireless worker for the charity and his charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queens Birthday Honours.
Commonwealth medallist, judo champion and paralympic hopeful, Jonathan Drane, has become a patron of the ADHD Foundation. The visually impaired athlete was diagnosed with the condition when he was fifteen, so had no additional support for most of his school career. As a result, he was often excluded in lessons and wracked with feelings of self doubt and anxiety.
Film historian Patricia Ward Kelly is the widow and official biographer of Gene Kelly. Patricia has worked as a writer at a film production company, as a contributing scholar for the authoritative Northwestern/Newberry Writings of Herman Melville, and as a freelance journalist.
Barry Carpenter was recently appointed to the UK’s first Professorship in Mental Health in Education, at Oxford Brookes University. He is Honorary Professor at universities in the Ireland, Germany and Australia. He has been a Fellow of the University of Oxford.
He has been awarded an OBE and CBE by the Queen for services to children with Special Needs. In 2017 he was entered into “Who’s Who” in acknowledgement of his national and international contribution to the field of Special Education.