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Patrons

Rosie Jones

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Rosie Jones is a must-see act on the UK comedy circuit. Having fronted two travelogue series' of her own for Channel 4 – Mission: Accessible and Trip Hazard, both of which were recommissioned for a second series, Rosie can also be seen on countless hit television shows, including Live At The Apollo, The Jonathan Ross Show, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown, The Last Leg, Joe Lycett’s Got Your Back, Mock The Week, Hypothetical, The Ranganation, Jon Richardson’s Channel Hopping, Dating No Filter and The Last Leg Tokyo to name a few! 

Though known primarily for her comedy appearances and stand up, Rosie is also an established writer and actor, having written on hit Netflix series Sex Education, and both wrote and starred in Disability Benefits which was commissioned by Channel 4 as part of their 2022 Comedy Blaps collection. As an actor, Rosie made her prime time debut in Silent Witness, and most recently starred as recurring guest role Paula in BBC's Casualty. 

2022 saw the release of Rosie's second children's book, The Amazing Edie Eckhart: The Big Trip, published by Hachette Children’s Group. Esteemed author Jacqueline Wilson described Rosie's first publication in the series as a “brilliant book - fresh, funny and ultra cool”. 

Since completing two sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Fifteen Minutes and Backward which received critical acclaim, the Scotsman describing her show as "both elegantly crafted and mischievous to its bones," Rosie has been working towards her first ever international tour, Triple Threat, with dates across the UK and a run at Melbourne International Comedy Festival in 2023.  

Brock Whiston

Hi, my name is Brock Whiston. I am a Great British Para Swimmer, six-time world record holder, and four-time world champion. I have hemiplegia, which affects the left side of my body.

 

I am honoured to be a Patron of This Girl's Ability.  Growing up as a female with disabilities was a challenge at times, and I didn't have any other friends with impairments.  Seeing the opportunities that This Girl's Ability is planning to give to people is indescribable. To meet people with similar impairments and learn about how they do things, make new friends and gain opportunities to help grow, and most importantly, to have a safe environment and to belong. 

I'm honoured to be able to be on this incredible journey, and I can't wait to help everyone achieve everything they want and more.

This girl has more ability than she knows!!!

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