Amar Latif of Celebrity MasterChef fame, and TV presenter Helen Fospero

Amar Latif of Celebrity MasterChef fame, and TV presenter Helen Fospero join SeeAbility as Patrons

We are delighted to welcome our first two celebrity patrons - We’re thrilled to announce that business entrepreneur and TV personality, Amar Latif, and Helen Fospero, television presenter and journalist, will be joining us as our patrons.

Amar standing on a mountain

We are committed to ensuring people who have learning disabilities or who are autistic are able to participate fully in society and in 2019, partnered with Amar to offer a unique challenge to raise funds for the charity’s vital work, by joining forces on a trek to Mount Toubkal, Morocco's highest peak.

As founder and director of the incredibly successful company Traveleyes, which provides worldwide group holidays for blind and sighted travellers, Amar is passionate about ensuring visually impaired travellers never have to accept restrictions on their world travel aspirations.

On the trek, Amar was guided by Helen Fospero, of BBC’s The One Show, Watchdog & ITV fame, and the two celebrities soon discovered they have a shared commitment to enable people with disabilities to take part in their communities.

Amar said:

I’m delighted to have been invited to be a patron of SeeAbility. Social inclusion is a cause that’s really close to my heart and I’m looking forward to working with SeeAbility and alongside Helen, to make inclusion a reality for people with disabilities.

We’re delighted that Helen will be joining SeeAbility as our patron, alongside Amar. After a recent visit to Heather House, SeeAbility’s home for young people with the rare life-limiting disease juvenile CLN3 (Batten) disease, Helen said:

I was humbled by the dedication of the team at Heather House to ensure that people with disabilities lead fulfilling lives and achieve their goals. I’m looking forward to working with the incredible team at SeeAbility to break down barriers in society and to challenge assumptions about what people with disabilities can and can’t do.

Lisa Hopkins, our CEO said:

Our ambition is for people who have learning disabilities or are autistic to be in charge of their own lives, and to realise their goals. We’re passionate about creating opportunities for everyone to feel included in society and their community; both Amar and Helen’s values are completely aligned with our own and I’m absolutely delighted that they will both be supporting our vision and we’re incredibly excited to be working with them.