French fashion designer Roland Mouret has been appointed as ambassador of UK-based cancer charity Maggie’s – an organisation providing free practical and emotional support to people living with cancer and their family and friends both across the country and abroad.
Roland, who has been a name in the fashion industry for over 20 years, was introduced to the charity by Maggie’s Edinburgh Centre visitor and supporter Lisa Stephenson, who has since dedicated much of her time and energy into fundraising for Maggie’s after being diagnosed with incurable cancer in 2011.
‘I am so pleased to have been made an Ambassador for Maggie’s,’ he said in a statement when the news was announced. ‘Since being introduced to the charity by Lisa I have been in awe of the support that is offered in the Centres and the difference it makes to people living with cancer and their family and friends.
‘I look forward to sharing the amazing work that Maggie’s does with more people that might be able to benefit from it.’
As ambassador, Roland, whose designs have been worn and loved by stars such as Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, and Cate Blanchett, will use his influence to help share the support that Maggie’s offers to a wider audience within the UK and internationally.
Laura Lee, Chief Executive, Maggie’s agreed: ‘We are thrilled that Roland has accepted the role of Ambassador for Maggie’s. He is such a well respected figure both in and out of the fashion industry and we hope that this appointment helps us to reach more people living with cancer across the UK and further afield.’
Built in the grounds of NHS hospitals, Maggie’s is run by qualified professionals who are on hand to offer evidence-based support that has been proven to improve physical and emotional wellbeing. The charity relies on voluntary donations and aims to ‘make the biggest difference possible to people living with cancer and their family and friends,’ according to its organisers.
For more information about the charity and how to donate, visit Maggie’s Facebook page.