Our Patrons

Jenny Sealey

Hailing from Nottingham, Jenny is an iconic figure in the arts and disability sectors, who has been Deaf since the age of seven. Jenny has been artistic director and CEO at Graeae Theatre Company – an award-winning disability-led theatre company – since 1997. She was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Honours in 2009.

Lilian Greenwood MP

Lilian has served as the Member of Parliament for the Nottingham South constituency since 2010. She is the Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness, which works to push the Government to remove the barriers facing deaf people. In this role Lilian helped pass the British Sign Language Act into law in 2022.