Our ambassadors and patrons
Myleene is a TV & radio presenter, designer, business woman and classically trained musician.
"The key to change is research, data and information which Tommys are embracing and trailblazing and that’s why I’m proud to come on board as an ambassador for this extremely important charity. I proudly stand side by side with them as we encourage more research and in turn answers for women desperately in need of them, as we call on the government for real change, and ultimately as we support the families and the women going through this. Miscarriage is the final taboo, the last big secret and I’m determined to finally turn the pain into power."
Ben & Marina Fogle
Ben is an award-winning broadcaster and adventurer. Marina is a produucer of weekly podcasts The Parent Hood and As Good As It Gets, and co-founder of The Bump Class, which helps to prepare mums for their labour journey.
Together, they’ve sadly experienced miscarriage and their third son Willem was tragically stillborn at 33 weeks.
"Sometimes having children isn’t as easy as it looks, for some people it’s very difficult. I realised this when my third baby, Willem, died in pregnancy. We were devastated that we never got to meet the little boy who we thought would be a part of our gang. Having seen the tenacity and resilience of Tommy’s researchers, and learned about the work they are doing, I’m pretty confident that by the time our children are having their own children, the heartbreak of losing a baby will be extremely rare."
Dr Ria Clarke
Dr Ria Clarke is an obstetrics and gynaecology registrar and public advocate on the racial disparities in maternal healthcare and safety.
"As I've progressed in my career and unfortunately due to my own personal losses, I've recognised the importance of groundbreaking research which aims to reduce pregnancy complications. Knowing that Tommy's is at the heart of working to find out why so many of us go through losses so that we can spare others such heartache is a key part of my admiration for what they do."
Amanda is an actress, singer and presenter.
“The UK has one of the highest rates of stillbirth in the developed world and half of the tragedies are totally unexplained, as I learned when I lost my baby Theo. There is never a 'cure' for the pain of losing a baby, but you can be healed in a way that lets you get on with your life, and it helps to know that Tommy’s amazing teams of researchers are working to prevent such heartache in the future."
Elle Wright is a mother of 2, blogger, and author.
"When our son died I was catapulted into version of motherhood I never expected and wouldn’t wish upon anyone. To me, it is so important that we not only look after families who experience loss, but that we all work towards a world where less parents have to live a life where their baby didn’t get to come home with them. That’s why Tommy’s is a charity that is hugely close to my heart."
Katie is a mother to 2 rainbow babies, Maxi and Leo, after being supported by Prof Shennan and his team after experiencing 2 late miscarriages. She blogs on motherhood and pregnancy.
“Tommy’s is very dear to my heart as it has been so supportive in the years following my pregnancy losses and in my journey to becoming a mum to a living child. Understanding of baby loss has come a long way, however there is still so much ground that needs to be covered and Tommy’s mission is to make sure that happens.”
Caro runs The Spikey to educate and inform in the neurodivergent community, and is a broadcaster in The Other Mothers podcast.
Caro and her husband, Will's first son Freddie was born prematurely in 2002 and lived for a little under an hour.
“Tommy’s were the first people we reached out to when our son Freddie died. I will never forget the support that Tommy’s were to myself and my husband at our most desperate and vulnerable and will remain grateful always.”
Will Greenwood MBE
Will is a businessman and ex-England rugby player with a professional career that spanned 11 years, 55 international caps and World Cup victory.
"Tommy’s were there for my wife and I when our son died to help us through our darkest hours. They were and continue to be an invaluable research provider and to those going though baby loss."
Ron Dennis CBE
Ron Dennis is the former Chairman and CEO of McLaren Technology Group, and the former Chairman of McLaren Automotive. He has been a pioneering force within motorsport, measured by the 158 Grand Prix wins and 17 World Championship triumphs that McLaren has achieved under his control, he is the most successful team chief in the history of Formula 1 racing. Dennis’s innovative approach to business, combined with his entrepreneurial courage, enabled McLaren to grow and diversify significantly. Alongside McLaren Automotive, which manufactures some of the most advanced and highly rated high-performance sports cars in the world today, the group also now encompasses McLaren Applied Technologies, which offers high-tech solutions for clients operating both inside and outside the motorsport and automotive arenas. McLaren’s activities range from producing the innovative hybrid ultra-high-performance sports car, the McLaren P1™; to providing technical support to assist Team GB athletes win 15 gold medals at the 2012 Olympic Games; to working in partnership with GSK to improve the efficiency of that company’s medication trials and production processes.
Alongside Sally Tennant, Ron Dennis was Co-Chair of our trustee board for 15 years before becoming a Patron in April 2016.
Sally Tennant OBE
Sally Tennant is the founder of Acorn Capital Advisers, an independent wealth adviser. She has many years of investment, banking and management experience. She is Chair of Style Analytics, the portfolio analytics company, a Director of Waypoint Capital, and a Director of Canaccord Genuity.
From 2011 to 2014 Sally was CEO of Kleinwort Benson. She was previously Chief Executive of Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd and Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking. Sally is a patron of Tommy’s the Baby Charity and a trustee of Guy’s & St Thomas’s Charity. She holds a degree in Politics from the University of Durham.