We are delighted to announce that Shane Ritchie- actor, singer, comedian and media personality- has joined Cherry Trees as Patron.  Shane has been involved with the charity for some time but has recently agreed to take on the role of Patron.

Claire Bryant, CEO Cherry Trees said “We are delighted and feel very honoured to have Shane as one of our Patrons of the charity, helping us to make a real difference to the lives of children with disabilities and their families.  His enthusiasm, energy and warmth will be a great asset to the charity and we look forward to working with him”. 

Reaching out to supporters, Shane said:

“Hi y'all

Like Cherry Trees I believe that EVERY child has the right to enjoy a normal pattern of life within the community and it's all about quality of life...Child first, disability second and that really is the forward thinking attitude from this incredible lifeline for families.

It is a great honour to be asked to become patron but I warn you now there'll be times I'll be asking you to help me raise funds. As a father of 5 ( I know , I know I don't look it ) I know how important family is or as Alfie moon might say " it's all about famileeeeeee ", so together let’s smash it out of the ball park!”