Transform Trauma Ambassadors

Our Transform Trauma appeal wouldn't be anything without the wonderful - and brave - individuals who support it, often sharing their own personal stories of how their lives have been irreparably changed after trauma. We're proud to work with such inspiring people, all of whom provide invaluable help in our mission to ensure that no traumatic injury is too severe to survive and recover from. Thank you to everyone.

If you'd like to share your story, or to support our appeal in a different way, please get in touch.

Professor Green

Professor Green

“I’m a trauma survivor, but I had no idea about the scale of the problem. The fact that trauma is responsible for over 17,000 deaths a year and yet the funding and support is so miniscule is just not right.”

Professor Green survived a stabbing in 2009 and a car accident four years later. He’s now backing our Transform Trauma appeal and in 2017 he headlined a fundraising gig for the appeal (and talks about his support in this video).

Vicky Balch

Vicky Balch

"The frequency of trauma amazes me. I had no idea."

Vicky was injured in the Alton Towers rollercoaster crash in 2015, and needed to have her right leg amputated. Vicky’s appeared on the Victoria Derbyshire Show to promote Transform Trauma, and her video about her trauma and her life since has been viewed over 100,000 times on social media.

Ella Dove

Ella Dove

"It shocks you into thinking 'wow' - you really don't know what's around the corner."

Ella fell while out running, and ended up needing to have her leg amputated after complications during surgery. She’s since spoken out as a trauma survivor and has been hugely supportive of our mission to raise funds to help more people survive serious trauma.

Campbell and Lucy

Campbell and Lucy

"You don't realise how it completely changes your life."

Campbell fell 25 feet, experiencing severe traumatic brain injury which changed the course of his – and his wife Lucy’s – life. Campbell proposed to Lucy three weeks before his accident, and they married four years later. Their story was featured in the media as they showed their support to our appeal.

Marcus and Rissa

Marcus and Rissa

"It is so important to understand what we're trying to do here."

Marcus was in a motorbike accident and was paralysed from the chest down. He’s told his story along with his girlfriend Rissa (AKA international artist Cooly G) who performed at our 2017 gig alongside Professor Green. Marcus now aims to represent Team GB at the Paralympics and he's even being transformed into a wheelchair superhero!

 

Grace Havard

Grace Havard

"When I was in hospital, I wanted to see somebody that's been through it... I now want to be that person for somebody else."

Grace suffered severe trauma in a car collision in 2015. She had to relearn basic tasks such as walking and brushing her teeth. She’s told her storyfeatured in the Sunday Mirror – to support our appeal, and her scars are a reminder of how far she’s come throughout everything.

Martine Wright

Martine Wright

"Thank you to all trauma specialists. It's people like you that allow people like me to have new dreams."

Martine is a survivor of the 7/7 bombings. Following treatment at The Royal London Hospital, she became a Barts Charity ambassador, and she’s also given support to our Transform Trauma appeal by telling her story in a video, including her success as Vice Captain of the GB sitting volleyball team at  the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

 

Richard Livett

Richard Livett

"I'm lucky to be here - it's all down to them."

Richard was caught up in the horrific London Bridge attacks in 2017. He was stabbed and treated at The Royal London Hospital major trauma centre. He’s supporting our Transform Trauma appeal, and was the focus of a Sunday Mirror article about his story and the trauma team that saved him.

Ben Crabbe

Ben Crabbe

"There is life after trauma. I want to help more people find it."

Ben was in a motorcycle collision and was paralysed from the chest down. As a trauma survivor, he backs our Transform Trauma appeal and in 2016 told his story to show his support, which was featured in the Evening Standard.

Chris Woodhams

Chris Woodhams

"If you're giving to Barts Charity, you're going to keep people like myself alive."

Chris was in a cycling accident when a car collided with him; he suffered a whole host of serious traumatic injuries and needed an incredible 96 units of blood over the course of 48 hours. He’s lent his support by telling his story in this video

Sabrina Gachette

Sabrina Gachette

"I think it is really important that people know about trauma."

Sabrina was shot while on a night out, with multiple serious injuries resulting. Her strength since the incident has been a credit to her and a huge support to our Transform Trauma appeal. She was one of the first to support the appeal, telling her story in a video.

Mercedes Benson

Mercedes Benson

"We need to educate more people about trauma, and try to prevent it as much as possible."

Mercedes has been one of the driving forces behind our Transform Trauma appeal, using her influence in the music world to secure the line-up for our first Transform Trauma gig in 2016. She’s been supporting the appeal ever since, including hosting ‘The Switch Up’ – a DJ night in aid of Transform Trauma.