16 November 2009
Katherine Jenkins has been appointed as a new Ambassador of Macmillan Cancer Support joining Fearne Cotton, George Michael, Kay Burley and Martin Clunes in working for the charity.
The Welsh singer’s late father was helped by Macmillan and both Katherine and her sister Laura have worked tirelessly to help raise awareness and funds for people affected by cancer. Katherine said:
'It’s a great honour to have been asked to be an Ambassador for Macmillan and I look forward to helping the charity as much as possible.'
Katherine, originally from Neath, performed to a delighted audience at the Macmillan Guards Chapel Carol Concert last year raising more than £40,000. This year Katherine supported Macmillan’s flagship fundraiser the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning and attended the Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction where she bought a piece by Sir Peter Blake helping to raise £85,000. In 2007 her sister Laura climbed Kilimanjaro, one of Macmillan’s toughest fundraising challenges.
General Manager for Macmillan Cancer Support in Wales, Cath Lindley is thrilled Katherine has agreed to represent the charity:
'Macmillan is incredibly grateful to Katherine for her ongoing generous support which helps Macmillan to continue to provide a range of vital services to help people with cancer.
'We are delighted to have Katherine on board as a Celebrity Ambassador and we look forward to working together in the future.'
For more press information, please contact:
Macmillan Communications Officer, Wales
01656 867969 firstname.lastname@example.org