Patrons

 

We are honoured to have such fantastic patrons that support Edgar's Gift and everything we do. We are truly thankful for the clubs/organisations and individuals that help raise awareness of the charity.

Barry Town United AFC

 

We are honoured to have such fantastic patrons that support Edgar's Gift and everything we do. We are truly thankful for the clubs/organisations and individuals that help raise awareness of the charity.

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Leicester Riders Basketball

 

Leicester Riders Basketball Club became Patrons at the end of 2013 and have given us great support already. We are pleased to be associated with the club and look forward to supporting them in the future too.

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Rochdale AFC

We were delighted that Rochdale FC have decided to become a Patron of Edgar’s Gift.

Our relationship with the club started in 2014 when Pete Vincenti became a Patron. When Pete moved on, Joe Thompson agreed to be a Patron also which was brilliant for us.

Now the club are Patrons and we look forward to working with them in the future.  

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Leicestershire County Cricket Club

 

The County Cricket Club became Patrons of Edgar’s Gift in the summer of 2013 and have already made some great contributions to help the charity.

The home ground is at Grace Road in Leicester and we are proud to be associated with the club.

Countesthorpe Cricket Club

 

We are really pleased that our local cricket club have agreed to become Patrons of the charity. Looking forward to supporting each other going forward.

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Saffron Dynamo FC

 

Friend of the charity Adam Cooper introduced us to the football club and they were happy to become a Patron. Since then they have supported us in various ways including holding quizzes and selling raffle tickets. We look forward to a long friendship with this great local Leicestershire club.

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Garden Glastonbury

 

We are delighted that Garden Glastonbury and it’s organisers David and Lindsey Oliver have agreed to become Patrons of the charity. They put in an amazing amount of work and also help us with Edgarfest.. We are lucky to have their support.

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The Soundhouse

 

The Soundhouse Music venue in Leicester have been supporters of our charity for a while and are now a valued Patron. They host music gigs for Edgar’s Gift regularly and continue to be a massive help to us.

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Bitsy's Cupcakery

One of our earliest Patrons, has done some great cupcakes to raise funds for the charity. Also, introduced us to The Soundhouse who became Patrons too, so a great supporter of what we do.

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Peter Vincenti

 

Peter hails from the Island of Jersey and started his career at St Peter FC. He then enjoyed a career with Millwall, Stevenage, Mansfield, Aldershot, Rochdale and Coventry City.

Peter has been a truly magnificent supporter of the charity since his first involvement, and we are forever thankful for everything he does for us.

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Alan Young

Born in Kirkaldy, Fife, Scotland played for Leicester City between 1979 and 1982, after spending a successful spell with Oldham Athletic. As an energetic and passionate forward, ‘Youngy’ was a fan favourite with those at Filbert Street and is now an expert summariser for BBC Radio Leicester. Edgar’s Gift are extremely grateful for Alan’s support.

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Jonathan Agnew

 

Jonathan Agnew – Is a broadcaster for the BBC and is commonly known in many areas as “The Voice of Cricket”. After having a long and  successful career with both Leicestershire and England, “Aggers” was widely regarded as one of the top pace bowlers of his era and has subsequently used his profile to raise awareness of many charities including Edgar’s Gift.

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Jeff Schlupp

Jeff started supporting the charity during our Cycling the 92 event in 2013 and became Patrons at the end of 2013. Jeff is a full Ghana international and plays his football for Leicester City where he is now a Premier League Champion. He has a great career ahead of him and we are delighted that he is a Patron.

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Rendall Munroe

Rendall was the WBA International Super Bantamweight Champion. He is also a former holder of the EBU and Commonwealth Super Bantamweight titles. His day job as binman was well publicised as his nickname was 'The Boxing Binman'.

Rendall has been a big help to the charity over the years, previously with his National White Collar events.

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Paul Nixon

Paul Nixon is an English record-holding cricket player who has played for Leicestershire, Kent and England. As a wicket keeper and left handed batsman, Paul helped establish the Foxes in the T20 format and Edgar’s Gift are delighted to have him on board as a patron.

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Darren Maddy

 

Darren Maddy – Is a former Leicestershire, Warwickshire and England  cricketer. Born in 1974, Darren has consistently been one   of the country’s most consistent all-rounders and was the first player to reach 1,000 runs in Twenty20 cricket. Darren is now head of cricket at Solihull School and everyone at Edgar’s Gift thanks Darren for his hard work and patronage.

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Josh Cobb

Josh is a professional cricketer, having previously played for Leicestershire County Cricket Club. Josh is a great supporter of the charity and we are so pleased to have him as a Patron.

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Andy Jaye

 

We are delighted to welcome Andy as a Patron of Edgar’s Gift.

During his career Andy has filmed around the world hosting a variety of sport, music, property, travel, adventure, kids, and entertainment shows for a number of leading broadcasters including ITV, Sky Sports, C4 and ESPN.

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Jim Allenby

Jim is an Australian cricketer, a right-handed batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler, having played first-class cricket for Leicestershire and Western Australia. Jim has and continues to support the charity, we are very grateful for his help.

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George Taft

 

George has played for Leicester, Burton, Mansfield as well as making 1 appearance for the England U18 side scoring a goal and was also a member of the England squad for the U20 World Cup in 2011. We are delighted to have George as a Patron of Edgar’s Gift.

Ben Raine

Ben is a professional cricketer having played for Leicestershire and Durham. We first met Ben at a Leicester Riders game and delighted that he has agreed to be a Patron of Edgar’s Gift, we are really grateful for his support.

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Rupal Rajani

Rupal is an award-winning presenter working for BBC Radio Leicester and is a leading personality within the city and across the region. Having been with the BBC for over 15 years, she is currently the lunchtime show presenter. A programme with a mix of music, competitions and lunchtime guests who will talk about anything and everything. Thank you for all of your support from Edgar’s Gift.

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Chris Weale

Chris Weale – born in Somerset is a top quality goalkeeper who played 75 times for Leicester City, after playing over 160 times for Yeovil and having spells at Hereford United, Bristol City and Northampton Town. He is currently at Shrewsbury United and has played 4 times for the England non-league team. Thank you Chris for your continued contributions to the charity!

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Trevor Peake

Trevor Peake – Is a retired footballer who was part of the FA Cup winning team with Coventry City in 1987. Trevor also played for Nuneaton, Lincoln and Luton and is now still very active in the game        having played in the Legends match for Edgar’s Gift as well as being part of the academy staff Leicester City FC.

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Ed Melia

Ed is a highly talented Leicester photographer. He does  a lot of photos for Leicestershire County Cricket Club as well as some fantastic nature pictures. His motto is ‘Making a split-second last forever’ and we are delighted that he agreed to become one of our Patrons.

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Joe Thompson

 

We were delighted when Joe agreed to become a Patron of Edgar’s Gift, it has also kept our important relationship with Rochdale FC. Joe has experienced cancer himself so really appreciates what the young people we support are going through. We are Looking forward to a long relationship with Joe.

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Ady Dayman

It’s great to have Ady as a Patron of our charity. He’s a Presenter at BBC Leicester and is an Honorary ambassador of Rainbows Hospice. Ady is also a skilled Landscaper & Horticulturist. We look forward to working with him going forward and raising the profile of the charity.

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Lewis Hill

 

Lewis is a right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper playing born in Leicester and playing professional for Leicestershire County Cricket Club. We are delighted that Lewis has joined as a patron of the charity and look forward to working together.

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