Patrons

Sky Badger are enormously grateful to have our world changing Patrons.

We do our best to make them proud of the work Sky Badger does. Along with our children and the families we help, our Patrons make us feel as if anything is possible. They have spent their lives making a real difference in the world, Sky Badger will always strive to live up to their incredibly high standards.

Stephen Hawking, patron, Sky Badger

Prof. Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist

Prof. Stephen Hawking is the smartest person in the world.

Stephen Hawking was Sky Badger's founder Patron and he will we greatly missed. He was Director of Research at the University of Cambridge Centre for Theoretical Cosmology and held twelve honorary degrees. His book A Brief History of Time has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and he's even appeared in The Simpsons.

"My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Let Sky Badger help point you in the right direction. Although I was unfortunate enough to get motor neurone disease, I have been very fortunate in almost everything else. I was lucky to be working in theoretical physics, one of the few areas in which disability was not a serious handicap."

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is the world's greatest living explorer.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first person to reach both Poles, the first to circumnavigate the world along its polar axis and the first to complete an unsupported crossing of the Antarctic Continent, the longest unsupported polar journey in history. He has also climbed Everest and the North Face of the Eiger!

"I've always believed that with a brave spirit anyone and everyone can triumph in the face of difficulty. I support Sky Badger because they believe the same thing. Adventure is available to everyone, even children fighting illness and disability. Sky Badger shows them where to find it."

Lord Neuberger, patron, Sky Badger

Lord Neuberger, Master of the Rolls

Lord Neuberger is one of England's most senior judges.

Lord Neuberger became the country's youngest Law Lord in 2007. He  became Master of the Rolls in October 2009 and is the 95th person to hold the office in an unbroken line stretching back to 1286. He became the youngest judge in the UK's highest court, then joined the House of Lords which is where he took the title of Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury.

"Enabling disabled children to achieve their potential and overcome their disadvantage is an exceptionally worthwhile aim. Sky Badger does this in an imaginative, co-ordinated way, through its high quality, user-friendly, and memorably named website. It also brings together the many people who have, work with, or know about disabled children. It is a wonderful example of the benefits of the internet, and deserves all the support it can get."