Dean Andrews joins Cancer Charity as a patron
Weston Park Cancer Charity is delighted to welcome actor Dean Andrews as a patron of the charity.
The Rotherham born actor is most famous for his role as DS Ray Carling in the BBC Television drama Life on Mars. He continued the role on the show’s 2008 sequel series, Ashes to Ashes and has also starred in Last Tango in Halifax, Buried and The Moorside to name a few.
Speaking of his support for Weston Park Cancer Charity, Dean commented; “I have witnessed first-hand the enhanced care Weston Park Cancer Charity provides to families when they need it most and am honoured to become a patron of the Charity. I am proud to champion this local cause and join the team on their mission to create a better life for people living with and beyond cancer.”
Dean has supported Weston Park Cancer Charity since 2011 after his dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer and treated at Weston Park Hospital, in Sheffield. As a keen cyclist he has cycled 150 miles coast to coast with the Rossington Wheelers raising thousands of pounds for the Cancer Charity.
He joins other high-profile patrons including Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill CBE, Sean Bean, Darren Gough, Sarah Stevenson MBE and comedian Alfie Moore.
Sam Dixon, Charity Director added: “We are thrilled to welcome Dean as a patron of Weston Park Cancer Charity and are extremely thankful for the generous support he has given us over the last few years. Together, we aim to increase our reputation for providing vital support and continue to give people in our region access to the very best cancer care services.”
Weston Park Hospital is the region’s only specialist cancer hospital providing care for thousands of patients across South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire. Each year, nearly14% of Weston Park Hospital patients come from Rotherham and approximately 1,000 new patients are referred to the hospital each year from the town.
As the only charity solely dedicated to supporting Weston Park Hospital’s cancer patients, charitable funding provides, practical help to those in need, emotional support to those in despair and enhanced care for those who need it most.