Simon Pegg

Actor, Comedian, Writer, Film Producer and Director.

Simon John Pegg is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. He co-wrote an starred in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy of films: Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and The World’s End (2013). He co-wrote his homage to sci-fi, Paul (2011), with co-star, Nick Frost. He portrayed Benji Dunn in the Mission: Impossible film series and Montgomery Scott in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013), and both starred in and co-wrote Star Trek Beyond (2016).

Will Thorp


Will Thorp was born in the West Country of England on June 21st, 1977. He spent six years with the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain before training at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, where he graduated in 2000. He works extensively in Theatre, Film and Television. He is best known for Doctor Who (2004), Coronation Street (2006), Casualty (2004), Unhallowed Ground (2014) and A.D. (2015) for NBC.

Russell Howard


.best known for his TV show Russell Howard’s Good News and his appearances on the topical panel TV show Mock the Week. He won “Best Compère” at the 2006 Chortle Awards and was nominated for an if.comedy award for his 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show.

Greg Davies

Stand up Comedian and Actor

Greg Davies Best known for his roles as Greg in We Are Klang, Mr. Gilbert in The Inbetweeners and as Ken Thompson in Cuckoo (TV series) and his guest appearances in Mock the Week, Would I Lie to You? and Fast and Loose. He has performed on the BBC’s Live at the Apollo series. Greg became patron for Time is Precious in August 2012.

Jonathan Hyde


He is most well known for his many roles including as J. Bruce Ismay, the managing director of the White Star Line in the 1997 movie blockbuster Titanic, and is a respected member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Jason Gardener

Olympic Gold Medalist

Jason Gardener MBE

Retired British Sprint Athlete and Olympic Gold Medalist

He achieved one of his ultimate ambitions at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games by winning Gold in the mens 4x100m relay and is a member of the very select sub 10 second club for 100m with a personal best of 9.98 seconds. Jason is well respected, articulate and educated and has a BSC Honours degree in Media and Sociology. He was awarded an MBE for services to athletics and has been made a Freeman of the city of Bath.


Music Band

Toploader are an English band from Eastbourne who formed in 1997, with over two million album sales to their name and a string of top 20 hits both home and abroad. Their debut album, Onka’s Big Moka, sold over one million units.

Their cover of King Harvest’s song “Dancing in the Moonlight” became a global hit for the band.

Bradley Orr

Professional Footballer

Profession football. Bradley met Ben during December 2009 when Ben was a mascot for Bristol City V’s Watford.

Richard Edwards

Neurosurgeon at Bristol Children's Hospital

Mr Richard Edwards is a Consultant Neurosurgeon. His main areas of neurosurgical expertise include surgery for hydrocephalus including shunt surgery and complex neuroendoscopy. His adult neurosurgical practice includes surgery for adult hydrocephalus and surgery for degenerative spinal disease. He also has substantial experience in day case lumbar microdiscectomy, lumber microdiscectomy, lumber decompression surgery and revision microdiscectomy surgery.

He lectures on the neuropsychology Masters Degree course at the University of Bristol on the subject of head injury. Having completed his formal neurosurgical training in the UK in 2005, he undertook a 12 month clinical fellowship in Paediatric Neurosurgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

Steve Lowis

B.C.H Oncology Consultant

Ryan Wheeler

Professional Boxer

Frome boxer Ryan Wheeler has been fighting since childhood and knows what to do when the going gets tough. Ryan was diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of four and fought back from adversity to make a full recovery. Since then Ryan has dedicated himself to boxing and fought over 60 fights as an amateur before turning professional. Ryan has been a massive supporter and fund raiser for TIP.


John Reynolds


Brand new patron for 2016 John (The Marthon Man) has been amazing support for TIP with his amazing runs, he also helps all our runners for Bath Half preperation with his running groups.