Our Ambassadors Chris Macnamara owns the Brogue Trader shoe shop in Morgan Arcade, Cardiff. Very much a family business, this shop has been so successful that Chris has opened seven others across the UK with premises in England, Scotland and wales. He is married to Joanne, with three children, Stacey, Kieran and Dan. Chris is a passionate supporter of City Hospice and said, "I feel that the hospice does so much great work for patients within our city and is underrepresented compared to others, anything I can do to help support this wonderful cause I will." The Brogue Trader's Beaujolais Day is fast becoming a Cardiff 'Must-Attend' day out and, with match-funding, has raised over £75,000 since the first event in 2015. Chris also holds regular Arcade events and once rode his scooter 5,000 miles across Europe, raising £6,000 for the charity Gareth Rhys-Davies is one of Wales' favourite baritones having performed for the Welsh National Opera for over 30 years, playing anything from a Sicilian peasant in Cavalleria Rusticana to a raucous Spanish gypsy hammering out the Anvil Chorus in Verdi's Il Trovatore or an Egyptian soldier in the same composer's Aida. The baritone has regularly stepped upstage into the limelight to play a bewildering variety of roles ranging from Fiorello in The Barber of Seville to the executioner in Turandot. He has been the King in Massenet's Cinderella and Sir Richard in Gilbert and Sullivan's Yeoman of the Guard. For many years, Gareth has supported City Hospice by gathering together opera stars to entertain guests at a number of dinners and Christmas Nights at the Cardiff Mayors Mansion House. His superb voice and hard work has generated many thousands of pounds for the charity. Roy Noble was awarded the OBE in 2001 for his services to the community and for charity support in Wales. He is famous, of course, for having the wonderfully smooth and recognisable voice on BBC Radio Wales and BBC Wales TV. He joined the station in 1985 and has hosted many popular shows, winning Sony Awards and the Royal Television Society Award as Regional Presenter of the Year in 2000. Roy has supported City Hospice for many years Phil Steele is a proud Cardiffian from the Ely area of the city. He is one of Wales’ most popular sports broadcasters. He is probably best known as the mirthful pitch side reporter on BBC Wales’ flag-ship rugby programme Scrum V. He also reports and commentates on rugby for BBC Radio Wales and has also worked for BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky and Raidio Teilifis Eireann. As well as his broadcasting work, Phil is also in great demand as an after dinner speaker and has spoken at many hundreds of events and venues throughout Britain and abroad, including the prestigious House Of Lords St David’s Day Lunch and at The St David’s Day Dinners of the Welsh Societies of Dubai, Qatar and Hong Kong. His bestselling autobiography, Nerves of Steele was published in December 2016. Phil has been a proud Ambassador for The City Hospice since 2009 following the death of his wife Liz from a brain tumour at the age of 48. “During her illness, Liz – and I’m sure this is the case for many cancer sufferers – was much happier at home in familiar surroundings with her family and friends than in hospital and The City Hospice does a fantastic job in providing the home care which makes this possible.” He says. A former teacher of children with learning difficulties, Phil has been a broadcaster on BBC Radio Wales since 1995 when he began providing rugby reports for Sportstime. His mirthful style and ready wit was soon recognised and he has since become a regular commentator and reporter on both BBC Wales Radio and T.V. He is currently to be seen as the pitch side reporter on the flag ship rugby programme Scrum V Live and heard as a commentator on Scrum V Highlights as well as on BBC Radio Wales. Phil`s ability as a humorous song writer has also seen him perform as a resident lyricist for Radio Wales on The Back Page and also The World Cup Experience. In 2001 Phil gained his first presenting role with BBC Wales with the highly popular Sunday morning show Phil Steele`s Big Easy. Other presenting roles followed including Three Feathers at Forty, Speak Easy, Read It Write It, Bleddyn Williams The Other Prince Of Wales, The Don and I, the critically acclaimed Clive Norling Whistling In The Dark, The Grand Slam That Got Away and the popular sports quiz show Extra Time.