'I got involved because they once helped a dear friend of mine. She told me about them and I’ve been telling everyone about them ever since.'
Academy Award, BAFTA and Golden Globe-award winning actress Olivia Colman is best known for her roles in 'The Favourite', ‘Broadchurch’, ‘The Night Manager, ’and ‘The Iron Lady’ among many other acclaimed film and television productions.
Olivia actively campaigns for Anthony Nolan through voiceovers, speeches, press and attendance at various events. She continues to enthusiastically spread the word about the work of the charity because of her personal connection to its work and understanding of its mission.
She remains one of Anthony Nolan’s most dedicated supporters.
'Blood cancer has touched my family as it has many others across the UK so I fully appreciate the vital work Anthony Nolan does saving lives and - wonderfully - giving so many of us the chance to make the ultimate difference for someone in need, simply by being on the Anthony Nolan register.'
Joe is a broadcast journalist and television presenter best known for his work on BBC’s the One Show and Countryfile.
He joined the Anthony Nolan register in 2011 while making a film of the first meeting between three-year old Ella and Julie, the donor who saved her life.
Joe’s sadly all too familiar with blood cancer, having lost his father to multiple myeloma. As such, he’s a passionate supporter of Anthony Nolan, has run the London Marathon for the charity and has used his presenting skills to raise awareness about the cause.
'I was so moved by Anthony’s plight that I decided to sign up immediately to the bone marrow register which had been created in his name. I continue to support the lifesaving work that Anthony Nolan carries on in his legacy.'
'I will never be able to thank Anthony Nolan enough for everything they did for my mum, but I will forever be a cheerleader for the charity.'
After joining the BAFTA award winning television show, ‘The Only Way is Essex’, Bobby Cole Norris fast became one of the most loved cast members of the hit ITV programme.
His likeable and loyal personality resulted in a dedicated fanbase, which he has used to draw attention to the work of Anthony Nolan.
Bobby has been a steadfast supporter of Anthony Nolan's work since 2014 when his mum, Kym, was in need of a donor. Through the success of finding a match for his mum, Bobby has remained firmly committed to the work of the charity.
He continues to spread the word about the importance of Anthony Nolan’s work through social media, television and press.
Kellie was asked to run the marathon for Anthony Nolan a decade ago and has been a supporter ever since. She donated her twins' cord blood to Anthony Nolan in 2015 via Kings College Hospital and campaigned for other mums to do the same.
Kellie is mostly known for her work on Eastenders & The Office Christmas Specials, as well as clocking-up over 700 appearances in the comedy stage play One Man Two Guvnors. She can next be seen in Idris Elba's comedy drama In the Long Run (Sky One); the upcoming mini-series series Joe All Alone (BBC); and Working Title's Hatton Garden feature.