Jonathan Dimbleby // Chair of Trustees
Jonathan Dimbleby is a writer, broadcaster and film-maker. He has presented Any Questions? for BBC Radio 4 since 1987. He presented ITV’s flagship weekly political programme, Jonathan Dimbleby, from 1995 to 2006 and anchored the network’s coverage of the 1997, 2001 and 2005 General Elections. Jonathan became Chair of Dimbleby Cancer Care in 2013.
“Almost all of us have loved ones who find themselves living with cancer. Treatments are improving. More patients survive for longer. But the support and care for those who are living with cancer lags far behind the need.
I am passionate about Dimbleby Cancer Care because I know we can make a real difference. By providing practical help at crucial times – like a soft pillow or a comforting massage or psychological support – and by funding vital research programmes to establish the best way of offering the best care, Dimbleby Cancer Care is already in the frontline. But we want to do far more.
Like the rest of the family trustees and the specialists who guide and advise us, I know that we can help transform the provision of cancer care in Britain. But we can only do it if we can secure the funds for this work which is so urgently needed. It will take sustained commitment but I know it can be done. And, with everyone else involved in our 40th anniversary year, I intend to help make it happen.”