Our Patrons

Harry Gration MBE

Harry is the presenter of BBC Look North and has been broadcasting across Yorkshire for over 40 years. Much loved across the whole region, and indeed beyond, he has supported Paces for many years now. In 2019 Harry compered our very successful Charity Ball and has also helped facilitate visits to our School by the Sheffield United Football team.


Professor Rosemary Varley

Rosemary, who is a past Trustee of the Charity, is Professor of Acquired Language Disorders in the Department of Language and Communication at UCL. Most of her work is directed at the investigation of post-stroke impairments in adults. Rosemary became a patron of Paces in 2018 and her support focuses on helping the Charity to establish further research into Conductive Education for both children and adults.



Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP

Robert is a former Education Minister who himself has diplegic cerebral palsy and became patron of Paces in 2017. He is also influential Chair of the House of Commons Education Select Committee. Robert shares Paces’ passion for supporting individuals of all ages with motor disorders and is particularly committed to ensuring that all young people have the very best start in life – no matter what challenges they may face.