As a comedian, broadcaster and writer, Alan Carr is one of the busiest people we know - even during a pandemic! But as Patron of Neuroblastoma UK for five years, he’s also one of the most generous, kind-hearted people we know.
After meeting parents who had lost children to neuroblastoma, a rare and life-threatening childhood cancer, Alan became Patron in 2016 and remains a passionate, dedicated ambassador for our work.
Thanks to generously giving his time over the last year, Alan helped us collect over £50,000 in donations, equating to 15% of our overall income for the year. He devised and hosted two virtual quizzes raising nearly £6,000, won £10,000 in prize money on ITV’s The Wheel, donated fees from personal appearances and supported numerous fundraising campaigns, during our most challenging year since we began nearly 40 years ago.
Alan raised awareness of neuroblastoma on national TV including ITV’s This Morning and BBC's The One Show, proactively chatted with staff about fundraising initiatives, inspired supporters with regular Instagram posts and gathered support from celebrity friends - the epitome of a ‘chatty man’. We’re a very small team at Neuroblastoma UK and Alan, without doubt, plays a very special and important part.