Actress and presenter Jodie burst onto the scene after winning the BBC's ‘I’d Do Anything’ and going on to play the part of Nancy in the West End show Oliver!
It was while playing Nancy that Jodie met Toby…
"Through taking part in shows like Oliver! I get to meet the most extraordinary people and one of them was Toby.
Through him, I found out about Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia and Coloboma - all conditions I never knew existed.
Learning more about MACS, I very proudly became a patron. For me it’s a total honour to be invited, not only into a charity, but into one big family. It’s great to see everyone working together to make a big difference to peoples’ lives."
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The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP
David Blunkett is the Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough. He has previously held office as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for Education and Employment. He has been blind since birth.
"Since first coming into contact with MACS at a fundraising event, I've been full of admiration for the charity, the youngsters and their parents and carers.
By giving the support which enables everyone to cope practically and emotionally, MACS is offering positive mutual self-help. MACS is also raising the profile and awareness of these conditions.
I hope everyone who can, will give what they can, to help MACS to offer the help, advice and interventions that are needed."
Mr Richard Collin MA, FRCS, DO, FRCOphth
Mr Richard Collin is a leading specialist in Oculoplastic surgery focusing on microphthalmos, ptosis, eyelid anatomy, orbital implants, conjunctival replacement and eyelid tumour management.
Richard has been a patron of MACS for many years.
He continues to be a source of invaluable information and guidance to the many MACS families who have visited his clinic.