EastEnders star Kellie Bright becomes new Solving Kids’ Cancer UK Charity Patron

We are delighted to announce that EastEnders star, Kellie Bright has joined Solving Kids’ Cancer UK as our newest Charity Patron.

Kellie has enjoyed a glittering acting career and has been a prominent part of the BBC’s EastEnders cast for 10 years, playing Linda Carter. She has had leading roles in the 90’s comedy The Upper Hand, Bad Girls, Da Ali G Show and the Only Fools and Horses prequel, Rock and Chips. She was also runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. Kellie joins the charity at an exciting period of its growth, with a new strategy having been announced last year, as well as a recent campaign calling on the government to fund clinical trials into neuroblastoma.

Kellie’s involvement with Solving Kids’ Cancer UK began towards the end of 2022 in what she describes as a ‘divine moment’.  

Kellie was visiting her cousin on the oncology ward at University College Hospital in London and, the following day in a park, she was introduced to a Solving Kids’ Cancer UK member of staff who asked if she would like to support the charity. Kellie immediately said ‘yes’.

Incredibly, Kellie rallied up 22 of her fellow EastEnders cast members to sing and share their time to meet families affected by childhood cancer and supporters at our Christmas Carol Concert.

“It is an absolute honour to become a Patron of this wonderful charity.

I have been fortunate enough to be involved with some of the Solving Kids' Cancer UK events recently and, each time, I’ve been reminded of the amazing work the charity does for the neuroblastoma community. Solving Kids' Cancer UK has such a bold and important vision for children affected by childhood cancer and I can’t wait to play my part in achieving that.

I’m so excited to help raise awareness of this charity, neuroblastoma and the work that needs to be done to ensure that, in the future, no child dies of this terrible disease.”

Kellie Bright, EastEnders Star and Solving Kids' Cancer UK Patron

In her role as Patron, Kellie’s heart and drive will provide Solving Kids’ Cancer UK with further momentum as we strive for better outcomes for children and families affected by neuroblastoma, both now and in the future.

Kellie will be attending Solving Kids’ Cancer UK events in the coming months so be sure to keep an eye on our social media accounts for further updates. 

For more information, contact communications@solvingkidscancer.org.uk.

“We are all thrilled that Kellie is joining us as Charity Patron.

Kellie is so passionate about our work in making a difference to children and families with neuroblastoma and it’s wonderful that she is joining us to further support our cause. Kellie has already done much to support the charity and we are so excited about what’s to come as we work more closely with Kellie.”

Gail Jackson, CEO of Solving Kids' Cancer UK