Our Patrons

Our patrons give their time and energy to help us promote the work of the hospice. From hosting events and taking on personal fundraising challenges to meeting with families, their support is greatly appreciated and integral in helping us reach a wider audience.

Imelda Staunton OBE

Actress Imelda Staunton OBE has supported the hospice for several years. The BAFTA and three-time Olivier Award winner recently invited people in aid of Richard House to see her in her West End hit, Follies.

Jim Carter

Downton Abbey star Jim Carter joined his wife, actress Imelda Staunton OBE, as a patron of the hospice. They have been strong and constant supporters, often raising much needed funds. Jim was even found riding a bicycle in Madagascar to fundraise for us!

Mark Noble

Canning Town-born football star Mark Noble is the longest serving player on the West Ham books. He has supported Richard House for many years and is not only a highly valued patron, but a favourite with the children and families when he visits.

Joe Cole

Ex-West Ham football star Joe Cole has been a supporter of Richard House for many years. He had an illustrious career, including scoring 10 goals in 56 England caps.

Iman Abdul Qayum

Sheikh Abdul Qayum is the Imam of the London Muslim Centre in east London and the East London Mosque.