Simon Cowell has been announced patron of British charity Children’s Hospices UK, which represents and gives voice to the UK’s network of 44 children’s hospice services.

Simon has been a long time supporter of CHASE hospice care for children based in Surrey, just one of the children’s hospice services that Children’s Hospices UK represents. His involvement compelled him to commit to the cause on a national scale.

Barbara Gelb, Chief Executive of Children’s Hospices UK said: “We’re absolutely thrilled and honoured to welcome Simon Cowell as a patron of Children’s Hospices UK. Simon’s generous and invaluable support will help us increase awareness of the much needed, unique care and support that children’s hospice services give to thousands of children, young people and their families every year.”

Simon Cowell commented “It is an honour and a privilege to have been asked to be patron of Children’s Hospices UK. For a long time I have admired their incredible work. I have seen first-hand the invaluable care and support they offer to thousands of young people and their families. I hope by being closely involved with the charity I can help raise the profile of Children’s Hospices UK and support them in raising much needed funds for the children’s hospices they support across the country”.

Simon joins presenter of the Xtra Factor Holly Willoughby, also patron and keen supporter of Children’s Hospices UK.

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