Peter is an actor, a film & documentary maker, former Chif Scout and an 80’s Blue Peter presenter. A self-confessed adventurer he is never happier than when in the thick of it such as travelling with The Natural Adventure company, thenaturaladventure.com which he co-founded or writing and directing his own Pantomime films such as Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk through pantoonline.co.uk
After his Blue Peter days, he began to appear in musical theatre roles and was nominated for an Olivier award as Best Actor in a musical, playing Denry Machin in The Card.
In 2001 he executed a six-part documentary series called Travel Bug for the BBC in which he, his partner Annie and their four children backpacked their way around the world. In the two follow up series their adventure travels took them to China and India. His own series Duncan Dares saw him on the high wire, a James Bond stuntman and sail a VW beetle across the Irish sea amongst many other stunts.
He was awarded a Gold Blue Peter badge for his volunteer work as Chief Scout and is delighted to be an ambassador for Clothing Collective amongst the many other charities he supports.
Nigel, a familiar face from stage and screen, and has most starred in ‘The Lehman Trilogy’ in London’s West End. Having started out as a financial analyst in the City of London, Nigel quickly realised the world of banking and finance wasn’t for him so he applied for and gained a place at drama school. Nigel had also successfully applied for bar school but a career in theatre, film and television proved to be an irresistible and astute choice. Nigel has played a wide variety of roles on stage, on television, in film and on radio, picking up a number of awards and many accolades along the way.
As a born and bred Londoner, Nigel is acutely aware of the number of people affected by homelessness, who need practical help to get back on their feet, which is why he is lending his support to Clothing Collective and the work we do to help to clothe those in need.
Dame Prue Leith
Prue Leith is one of the Country’s foremost authorities on all things culinary. She is a renowned restaurateur, caterer, food writer, novelist, broadcaster and television presenter. She has also been a successful entrepreneur and businesswoman, and past Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year. She has been the cookery correspondent for The Daily Mail, Sunday Express, and The Guardian and writes frequently for national newspapers and magazines, not always on food.
Prue has had an active career in charity and not-for-profit businesses, helping to found (with the Soil Association), Food for Life which helps schools improve sustainability, food teaching and catering and The Hoxton Apprentice, a restaurant which for ten years trained long-term unemployed people to be waiters and chefs.
We are delighted that Prue is supporting Clothing Collective, in her own words:
“I admire and support the Clothing Collective for two good reasons: it enables the truly hard up to get good quality warm clothes. And it does this in a way that avoids the humiliation of hand-outs and allows people to shop for their own clothes, paying with vouchers from the collective.”
Photo courtesy of Geoff Pugh