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Children, staff and volunteers at Martin House Children’s Hospice are thrilled to have Emmerdale stars Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley supporting their charity as official Ambassadors.

01 April 2015
Children, staff and volunteers at Martin House Children’s Hospice are thrilled to have Emmerdale stars Zoe Henry and Jeff Hordley supporting their charity as official Ambassadors.
 
The Yorkshire celebrities have been named as the official Ambassadors for the charity which supports children and young adults with a life-limiting illnesses.
 
Married couple, Zoe and Jeff, who play Rhona and Cain on the ITV show Emmerdale, have been supporting the hospice for many years and will now act as an Ambassadors for the cause.   Zoe says “It is an honour to have been asked to become Ambassadors for a cause that is so close to our hearts.  We love our visits to the hospice and have been privileged to have met many of the families at Martin House.” 
 
Jeff says “Martin House is on our doorstep and I know how close it is to this community, as well as to the wider area. It is a place of sanctuary, joy, love and compassion and despite the sadness of the situations being endured by its visitors it is a happy and inspirational environment.  We are so proud to have been asked to be Ambassadors for the hospice and look forward to being part of a very special and vitally important place.”
 
Zoe and Jeff join Christine Talbot ITV presenter, Ryan Sidebottom, Yorkshire County Cricket player and Mike Heaton, drummer in Embrace, as Ambassadors for the hospice.
 
Now in its 27th year Martin House cares for children and young people with progressive conditions who are unlikely to reach adulthood. The hospice focuses on the enhancement of quality of life for the child or young person and support for the whole family. This includes the management of distressing symptoms, provision of short breaks, care at the end of life and bereavement support.
 
Chief Executive, Angela Monaghan said “We are delighted to now have five Ambassadors in these very important new roles for the hospice.  We value the time and commitment that they dedicate to Martin House; from attending events and fundraising for us, to spreading the word and encouraging others to take part.  We hope that they will enable us to raise the profile of the hospice and the work that we do in supporting more than 340 families across the Yorkshire region.”