We are extremely proud that the following Celebrities act as our ambassadors to promote the important work we carry out to help children and young people with learning disabilities.
Otto is an aspiring actor from the UK. All his life he has been on stage and on screen, featuring in everything from Shakespeare productions to independent films and BBC documentaries. He has done numerous radio talk shows and interviews for BBC Radio 4, 5, World Service, Oxford, Belfast, TalkSport, Radio Netherlands and many more. He has been interviewed for glossy magazines broadsheet and tablet newspapers. He has busked and done stand-up at music festivals in town centres and at private parties.
Otto built his very own Punch & Judy theatre both which he performs with. He is a DJ on a local fortnightly radio show on StudyVoxFM Oxfordshire. Otto loves to travel and in recent years has been back-packing around India and Japan, as well as on a trip to visit the bright lights of Las Vegas in the USA.
Otto has Down Syndrome and Tourettes, but has never let that get in his way. He is an outspoken advocate for the right of people with disabilities to lead full and interesting lives. This has never stopped him from following his dreams, and is extremely passionate about supporting other children and young people with learning disabilities to follow their dreams.
A real life Eastender, Cheryl was born in Bethnal Green. Her bubbly personality was evident even in the early days of “Bucks Fizz” when they won the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin in 1981. They went on to gain world-wide recognition with a string of hit records including three number ones, “Land of Make Believe”, “My camera Never Lies” and of course “Making Your Mind Up” and throughout this period, it was evident that Cheryl would develop a solo career one day. During the 90’s, Cheryl was on TV 6 days a week! All this, and she was still singing with Bucks Fizz. So, at the end of 1993, Cheryl stepped down from Bucks Fizz after twelve years to concentrate on her solo career. People relate to Cheryl – she is ‘one of them’. Cheryl is far from perfect and people love her for it. Cheryl reunited with Mike Nolan and Jay Aston, the three work together as “The Original Bucks Fizz”. They perform at major festivals throughout the UK and are regulars on the “Here & Now” tours. And yes – they still rip their skirts off! In her spare time Cheryl supports a range of charitable causes and is a great Ambassador of our Charity.
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