Television personality Ross Kemp has become an official ambassador for Thames Hospice.

The BAFTA award-winning documentary maker, actor and author, who has lived in Marlow since the 1990s, is a supporter for the cause, and has spent time promoting and helping the charity.

Thames Hospice offers support to those in Berkshire and Buckinghamshire with end-of-life care, respite, therapy and emotional support.

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The hospice are in need of volunteers

Speaking on becoming an ambassador, Ross said: “I am very proud to become an Ambassador for Thames Hospice.

“It’s a very special place with incredibly inspiring staff and volunteers.

“I am always moved by the positive atmosphere, compassionate care and love during my visits to the Hospice.

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“Their work is fundamental in supporting local families through the most traumatic time and it is my pleasure to continue to raise awareness of this wonderful charity and get involved with their fundraising efforts.”

Debbie Raven, Thames Hospice’s Chief Executive, added: “We are so honoured to have Ross on board as our Hospice Ambassador.

“His support makes an incredible difference; he brightens up so many lives and always injects a real buzz and excitement amongst our patients, staff and volunteers when he visits us.”

Ross lives in the town and turned on the Christmas lights in 2019

Ross, who lives in the town, turned on Marlow's Christmas lights in 2019.

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