Our Patrons (Ambassadors)

The UCH Cancer Fund is supported by a wealth of supporters and is fortunate to have a group of ambassadors who help to raise our profile.

Supporting our vision of enhancing the experiences of patients and their carers, these supporters give all of their time for free and we greatly appreciate their contribution to our cause.


Saracens and US International rugby player, Chris Wyles became our first Ambassador in 2014.

The North London rugby premiership player regularly visits the UCH Cancer Centre to support the UCH Cancer Fund. Chris knows first-hand the affects that cancer has on patients and families through his mother’s own battle with cancer.

“It was a very difficult time for myself and my family and any support during that time is invaluable so I know what people are going through. Therefore, to be able to support the UCH Cancer Fund is very important to me as I know that it makes a huge difference in the lives of patients, families and carers.”


Saracens and England International rugby player, Chris Ashton became an Ambassador in 2015.

Chris Ashton regularly visits UCH, alongside Chris Wyles, to meet patients and support the UCH Cancer Fund. He too has experienced the affects that cancer can have on patients and families and is, therefore, very supportive of the Fund and our aim.

"Having witnessed first-hand the impact that cancer can have on patients and families, it’s an absolute honour to become an ambassador for the University College Hospital Cancer Fund. I really enjoy visiting the Hospital and meeting the inspirational patients who are going through difficult times and, of course, the staff who really are fantastic! "