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Patrons & Ambassadors

The support of our patrons and ambassadors is invaluable to the success of our work. They help to increase the profile of our Hospice and provide their time and effort to further our cause.

Lady Caroline Derby

With three children of her own, she feels that the role of the Hospice is absolutely vital.

Consequently, Lady Derby has been immensely supportive of our work.  Zoë’s Place is extremely grateful to Lady Derby for her involvement with our work.





Joe Royle

Joe is best known for his time at Everton FC. After forcing his way into the first team at just sixteen, he went on to earn six England caps and secure his reputation as an ‘Everton Legend’. A move to Manchester City and subsequently Norwich capped his glittering playing career before he ventured into management.

Joe has managed a number of famous clubs, including Oldham Athletic, Manchester City and Ipswich Town although his greatest success remains his FA Cup triumph in 1995 as manager of Everton. Zoë’s Place Liverpool is honoured to have support from one of football’s true legends.


Michael Starke

Liverpool celeb’ and 16 year star of local soap Brookside. We are delighted to have Michael on board and look forward to working with him to promote the work of the Hospice.






Willie Miller

Local BBC radio star and comedian, Willie Miller has been a long-standing friend of Zoë’s Place and has helped to raise many thousands of pounds through his very own Monday Club and by hosting local charity events and dinners.

We are delighted to have Willie as one of our Patrons and are proud for him to be associated with our work.




Leanne Campbell-Power

Radio City’s first female breakfast show host. Radio City are known for their huge involvement in fundraising and support for charities, and we are very excited about Leanne being on board as one of our Patrons, and look forward to working with her.





Camilla Al Fayed and the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation

The Al Fayed Charitable Foundation (AFC) has been improving the lives of impoverished, traumatised and very sick children since 1987. Founded by Mohamed Al Fayed, the charity supports a wide range of specialist children’s causes with fantastic, regular donations as well as with specialist medical equipment, play and day-to-day living essentials. It also does a huge amount of work to raise awareness and support for many children’s hospices, hospitals and other children’s charities across the country.

Mohamed Al Fayed was first introduced to Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice in 1996. Moved by what he saw Mr Al Fayed pledged to help drive further public support and make regular donations to our hospice which he continues to do so through the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation.

Since his introduction, Mr Al Fayed and his daughter Camilla who is the Young Persons Ambassador for our Hospice has donated in excess of £3,000,000 to Zoë’s Place. The support we receive from the AFC ensures that we can continue to provide and develop the vital care that we give to our special children and their families. As a result of help from the AFC we were able for instance to complete a large scale redevelopment of our hospice which was officially opened by Camilla in 2011. Our vastly improved environment now means that we can dedicate spaces for new and additional activities and care services.

It is a huge honour to receive support from the AFC and we are indebted to Mr Al Fayed and Camilla for their most generous and unceasing support. Demand upon the specialist care we provide continues to increase and consequently the help we receive from the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation is fundamental to the ongoing success of our Hospice.

For more information about the AFC please click HERE