Patrons

Our patrons believe in the aims of Facial Palsy UK and motivate others to become involved. They also support us in generating awareness of our achievements and campaigns.

John before and afterJohn Sudworth, BBC Shanghai Correspondent

 

“I’m lucky to have recovered from the onset of my facial palsy. Lots of people are not so lucky. They face a lifetime of dealing with a condition that can take a real toll on confidence, relationships and self esteem. I’m proud to support Facial Palsy UK. Their work to raise awareness, among both the public and the medical profession, is vital. And their website is a lifeline. Onset is often sudden and distressing and I know, from personal experience, that good quality information can make a real difference.”

Jason FlemyngJason Flemyng, Actor

 

“Every great performance is about ‘looks and smiles’: the subtle, emotional interaction between an actor and their audience. I can’t imagine a life where a condition like facial palsy restricted my ability to communicate in this way. Facial Palsy UK is a charity that works to both alleviate symptoms and support much-needed research into this life-changing condition that affects the way people communicate with their friends and family in every way – hour-to-hour; day-to-day; year-to-year: from kissing their kids goodnight to going out for dinner in public or just giving a stranger a quick smile to say “thank you”. That’s why I am proud to be a patron of Facial Palsy UK.”

Nick and Susie CaveNick and Susie Cave

“We are are proud to join Facial Palsy UK in seeking to raise awareness of this distressing condition.” Nick & Susie Cave

Sir Paul McCartney, MBE

Sir Paul McCartney became our first patron after seeing the effects of facial palsy on his neighbour.

 

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Last reviewed: 26-10-2016    ||    Next review due: 26-10-2018