H.A.D. were keen to appoint Patrons for H.A.D. and approached two people we knew would be an asset to our organisation. We were honoured and grateful when they said yes.

Julia Lopez MP has always been a welcome and engaging attendee at many of our events taking time to talk to clients, staff and volunteers. Julia is a member the Parliament for Hornchurch and Upminster and campaigns for many important issues ones of special interest to H.A.D. include step free access across the whole of Upminster Station and Older Peoples Rights.  https://www.julialopez.co.uk/

Mike Brace CBE, DL Mike a former Paralympic skier, social worker and leader of disabled charities was Chief Executive of Vision 2020 UK and served as Chairman of the British Paralympic Association. Well deservedly he was awarded an OBE in 2005 and a CBE in 2009 for Services to Disabled Sport and was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of London in 2016. See http://www.mikebrace.co.uk/ for more information

We are looking forward to working in partnership with Julia & Mike and are excited for the future.