In the 21st century, it is ridiculous that so many children in London should find themselves in a Dickensian world of deprivation. What I enjoy so much about AWTF is that it really tries to pass on Allie’s passion for life (the charity’s tag line) to other people.
Michelle Collins is an English actress and TV presenter, best known for her roles in the British soap operas EastEnders and Coronation Street.
Being involved with AWTF and watching how it has grown from its conception has been so rewarding. Lindsey, who drives it with passion and conviction, is unique and an inspiration to us all – steering us towards the goal of helping as many young people as we can in the challenging world of today and keeping Alexandra’s legacy dignified and relevant.
Lisa Abrahmsohn is the founder of contemporary jewellery store Trellis. Her husband is Trevor Abrahmsohn of Glentree International.
As part of the invisible poor in this country, many thousands of London’s children go hungry, have nowhere to play, come from dysfunctional families, suffer abuse, deprivation and neglect. The AWTF, founded and run by the extraordinarily dedicated and resourceful Lindsey Wylie, seeks out such children and brings many kinds of help and support to them. I have been involved with the charity from the outset, and have witnessed the integrity, passion, dedication and efficiency with which it is run. I am really proud to be a patron.
Juliet Stevenson, CBE is an English actor of stage and screen. She is known for her roles in the films such as Truly, Madly, Deeply, Emma, Bend It Like Beckham, Mona Lisa Smile, Being Julia (2004). She is also known for starring in productions by Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.
I knew Alexandra from when she was a little girl and am proud to be associated with the AWTF which brings so much happiness in her name to so many people.
Ben Goldsmith is an English financier and environmentalist. The son of financier James Goldsmith and Lady Annabel Goldsmith he is one of the managers of the sustainability-focused investment firm WHEB Group.