We're really lucky to have great support from some great people, both out in the community and also in the form of celebrity supporters. Our ambassadors not only help to spread the word about the work of City Hospice but they also help by hosting events and fundraising themselves. We very grateful to have their support. 

Ellis Jenkins is our newest ambassador and is one of Wales' brightest new rugby stars.

25 year-old Ellis, has captained both the Cardiff Blues and the national Welsh Rugby Union squads.

Ellis took part in City Hospice's Question of Sport event three days after sustaining an injury which left him on crutches. Guests were amazed that he turned up and we were truly grateful for his support. 

“I’ve been a part of organising stuff when people say they’re going to turn up and then they don’t. The charity has taken a lot of time to organise this and if I can turn up for an hour and make a little bit of difference, then it’s the least I can do.”

Phil Steele is a one of Wales’ most popular sports broadcasters and has been a proud ambassador for City Hospice since 2009. 

He is best known as a pitch-side reporter for BBC Wales’ rugby programme, Scrum V. He has also reported/commentated for BBC Radio Wales, BBC Radio 5 Live, and Sky. Phil is also an after-dinner speaker and has spoken at events and venues across Britain and abroad.

Phil joined as an ambassador for City Hospice after his wife Liz, who had a brain tumour, sadly died 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. City Hospice does a fantastic job of providing the home care which makes this possible.” 

Nigel Walker is a long standing ambassador for City Hospice and one of Wales' sporting legends. 

Very few people get to represent their country at two different sports, but Nigel not only represented Great Britain as a 110m hurdler at the Los Angeles Olympic Games, but also played rugby for Wales on 17 occasions. Following his successful sporting career, Nigel moved into television, first as a presenter and then behind the cameras, as Head of Sport for BBC Wales. 

For the past eight years, he has been responsible for science, medicine, technology and engineering support primarily to the Olympic and Paralympic teams in his role of National Director at the English Institute of Sport.

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Roy Noble is an ambassador for City Hospice and is a well-known radio and television broadcaster. 

From Ammanford, he is famous for his 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.

He was awarded the OBE in 2001 for his services to the community and for charity support in Wales.

Gareth Rhys-Davies is one of Wales' favourite baritones having performed for the Welsh National Opera for over 30 years. 

For many years, Gareth has supported City Hospice by gathering together opera stars to entertain guests at a number of dinners and Christmas at the Mansion House events. His superb voice and hard work has generated many thousands of pounds for the charity.

Chris Macnamara owns the chain of The Brogue Trader shoe shops in Cardiff and across the UK. 

Chris is a passionate supporter of City Hospice and said, "I feel that the hospice does so much great work for patients in Cardiff and is under-represented compared to others. Anything I can do to help support this wonderful cause, I will."

The Brogue Trader's Beaujolais Day raised over £75,000 since the first event in 2015. Chris also rode his scooter 5,000 miles across Europe, raising £6,000 for the charity.


Spiro Borg runs ‘Spiro’s Fine Dining & Events' and this year celebrates 30 years in business. The company has over 100 staff and venue partners include the Cardiff Blues, Ffos Las Race Course, the Cardiff Devils and Cottrell Park Golf Club.

He is proud to be an ambassador and said, “City Hospice provides a fantastic service to people when they need it most. I experienced this first hand this year when a family friend died from a very aggressive form of cancer. City Hospice not only offered nursing support, but much needed support to his wife and small children.”