A British charity is happy to have two new celebrity patrons – Scott Maslen and Ben Mills.

Eastenders star Scott Maslen has become a patron of Kent Kids Miles of Smiles, a charity for sick and disabled children offering permanent and respite accommodation.

The actor – who plays Jack Branning in the long running soap – said, “For such a small charity to be making such a genuine difference to the lives of so many children is amazing. I was thrilled to be asked to be part of it. Individuals in the public eye, like myself, get the chance to highlight the often less well known work that is being done out there by the lesser-known charities.”

Scott has been very supportive in his few months as Patron, including attending the annual Music in the Garden festival and taking part in a Fish with the Stars competition which has so far raised £8,000 and is still rising.

New patron Ben Mills – who agreed to support the charity at a local charity fundraising football match held at the Whitstable Football Club (Bens home town) recently – is also a great boost to the charity. The match was between Oscar Evans Old Duffers and the kmfm All stars. X Factor star Ben played for the first half and the event was a great success.

Ben shot to fame in 2006 on the third series of the X Factor making it to a very respectable 3rd place. Over the past year he has dedicated time to writing and recording material for his 2nd much awaited album.

Ben attends the charity’s homes, and the children love to hear him sing.

“I am honoured to have been asked to be a patron of such an important and worthwhile charity, I hope my involvement can help to bring more happiness to the lives of everyone involved, and I’m looking forward to all the miles of smiles yet to come.”

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