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Celia SawyerCelia Sawyer

Celia Sawyer became a CLDF patron in 2016.

Businesswoman Celia is known, not only for her successful luxury interior design business, but as one of the dealers on Four Rooms, the popular Channel 4 TV show. She is also a regular columnist for Mail Online and Hello! Magazine.

CLDF Chief Executive, Alison Taylor, commented: "We are delighted to welcome Celia on board. So much of our work is about encouraging our young people to make the most of their talents and not let their liver condition define them, and Celia has a real interest and experience in mentoring young people. We are very excited to be working with her."

Celia added: "I am absolutely delighted to be a Patron of this worthy cause. I hope to help this wonderful charity make a difference to many children's lives."

Claire SweeneyClaire Sweeney

Actress, Claire Sweeney, has been a patron of Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) since 2015.

Many will also know Claire from her roles as Lindsay Corkhill in Brookside, the fiery Katrina in the award-winning drama, Clocking Off, and Amanda in comedy drama, Candy Cabs.

Her first love, however, is musical theatre and over the past two years she has toured the UK, taking starring roles in Hairspray and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

“As the mum of a little boy who is fit and well I can only imagine what it is like to cope with a child who has a rare disease, particularly when you know there is no cure,” said Claire.

“CLDF does amazing work, not only providing those families who need it with information and emotional support, but also funding research into causes and possible treatments for childhood liver disease,” she continued. “It’s a fantastic cause and I’m delighted to support them.”

Sue Cook

Sue Cook

Sue Cook is one of the UK’s most experienced broadcasters. TV viewers know her from shows such as Crimewatch, Children in Need and Holiday. She’s been a familiar voice on the radio since the 1970s on programmes including You and Yours and Making History for Radio 4. Sue is now also a successful novelist.  Visit

Colin Buchanan

Colin Buchanan

Colin Buchanan has starred in popular BBC detective duo, 'Dalziel and Pascoe', since 1996. His other credits include All Quiet on the Preston Front, Moll Flanders, Heartbeat and The Bill. Colin lives in Birmingham where Dalziel and Pascoe is filmed.