We are delighted to have two Patrons of our Charity; Rob Brydon and Carl Cavers, both helping to support and highlight Solving Kids’ Cancer’s vision for a future where no child dies from the childhood cancer neuroblastoma, or suffers due to the treatment they receive.
Rob, one of the UK's most celebrated performers, joined as our first charity Patron in 2020, one of the most extraordinary and challenging of years.
“I am honoured to be the charity’s first patron, I have had a personal connection to Solving Kids’ Cancer for many years and their work is a cause that is very close to my heart. I’m looking forward to supporting their work."
Rob has a very personal connection to Solving Kids’ Cancer, having supported Matt White, Solving Kids’ Cancer Trustee, and his family, when their son Felix was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2009 at the age of 4. Felix sadly passed away when he was just 6, but it is children like Felix and their families that drive the passion and ambition of Solving Kids’ Cancer; to bring innovative less toxic treatments for neuroblastoma closer to home, the funding of clinical research, and to provide much needed support to families from the point of diagnosis.
Carl is our newest Patron, joining us in April 2022. He is Chief Executive Officer of SUMO Group and first reached out to SKC following our call to the gaming community to make a seemingly impossible wish come true for the inspirational young man, Luke. Carl's support at this time helped us to realise this wish for Luke and since then, Carl and SUMO Group have gone on to provide the most incredible support and opportunities to SKC.
“I’m honoured and humbled to be part of the SKC team and join as Patron of this remarkable charity. The work SKC UK do around both researching the disease and around dealing with the impact of treatment is incredible. SKC is accomplishing so much, and I’m determined to help raise awareness for this deserving charity.”
Carl has extensive corporate leadership experience and success and co-founded SUMO Digital in 2003, following a successful career with Gremlin Interactive and Infogames, and the business quickly became a multi-project, multi-genre solution provider, developing award winning titles for every gaming platform. Carl steered the group through multiple management buy-outs and ultimately Sumo Group Plc floated on the London Stock Exchange's AIM in December 2017. Carl received TIGA's coveted Most Outstanding Individual Award in 2015 (TIGA is the trade association representing the video games industry) and he holds an honorary doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University.