Our Patrons

LINC currently has four patrons who give their time and support and to whom we are greatly indebted.

 We are delighted to have Laurence & Jackie Llewelyn- Bowen, the artist PJ Crook and Sir Geoff Hurst.

Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn–Bowen

Laurence and Jackie Llewelyn-Bowen have been patrons of LINC since 2009, shortly after moving to the Cotswolds. Laurence’s father died of Leukaemia in 1974 and both he and Jackie have been involved in fundraising for a wide variety of local and national charities. They consider the work of LINC to be of vital support to patients and crucially, also their families, during the most challenging of times.

Laurence is a well-known television and radio presenter, and prolific designer. As well as a television career spanning over 20 years, he has a highly successful range of homewares which retails throughout the UK and more recently also the Far East. He now appears on television to several hundred million homes Worldwide!

Jackie works with Laurence, running the Llewelyn-Bowen brand and managing the business. It is a creative partnership as well as a very happy marriage. They have two daughers, Cecile and Hermione and are eagerly awaiting the arrival of their first grandson.


As an artist with a very full schedule (at the time of writing I have an exhibition at the
Morohoshi Museum of Modern Art in Japan) I work for the most part in the quietude of my studio. But as a Patron of LINC I get the opportunity and privilege to meet people who have benefited from the work of this brilliant charity and hear their stories – also to meet the dedicated staff and members of the medical teams.

Before Christmas each year I open my studio for a weekend and invite friends and collectors etc to come and enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and the miniatures I have painted specifically to raise moneys for LINC and the National Star College (of which I am also a Patron). With Richard’s help I also organised a mixed exhibition in St Michael’s Tower in Gloucester as an event to bring awareness of LINC’s valuable work to the public (and to raise funds of course).

Sir Geoff Hurst MBE

I have first hand experience of the wonderful work done by LINC and I’m proud to be
associated with the team who are achieving so much to improve the lives and treatment of leukaemia sufferers and others who have to go through intense chemotherapy and prolonged stays in hospital. We are fortunate to have such a worthwhile local charity.