Hanfod Cymru, Loteri Cymru’s grant-making charity, has announced Siôn Brynach as its new chief executive, taking over the role from interim chief executive, Marc Phillips. The charity launched in April and will distribute money raised through Loteri Cymru ticket sales.
Four people have joined the board of Endometriosis UK. They are: Sarah Atkinson, director for policy and communications at the Charity Commission, Andy Gilmore, who has worked for a number of different charities in campaigning and public affairs roles, including Cancer Research UK, Breast Cancer Care and Age UK, Sanjay Vyas, senior gynaecologist at Southmead Hospital, Bristol and Veena Rao, a GP with special interest in gynaecology.
Unicef has appointed a Syrian refugee as a goodwill ambassador. Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, is also the charity’s youngest goodwill ambassador. Muzoon fled the conflict in Syria along with her family in 2013, living as refugee for three years in Jordan before being resettled in the United Kingdom. It was during her 18 months in the Za’atari camp that she began advocating for children’s access to education, particularly for girls.
Lord Cashman and Lord Black have become patrons of the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Lord Black is the first openly gay Conservative peer, and is a passionate HIV campaigner, championing the need for HIV prevention treatment, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), to be available to people at risk of the virus.
Lord Cashman is the founder of Stonewall and is a strong advocate of LGBT rights, using his political roles to tackle homophobia and to increase awareness of HIV. Lord Cashman is also well-known for his role as Colin Russell in EastEnders.
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