TED ROBBINS has been our President now for a number of years and has been a great ambassador and supporter of Bleakholt. Due to his ill heath Ted has reluctantly decided to step down as President but has confirmed that he will still be involved and continue to support us. I know you will want to join us in thanking Ted for everything he has done for us and to send him our very best wishes for the future.

The good news is that our current VP, actress Gemma Atkinson, who has been a loyal supporter, promoter and regular visitor to Bleakholt since childhood agreed without hesitation to become our new President. Our Chair, Vicki Appleton, took the opportunity of welcoming Gemma as President at the Bleakholt Black Tie Ball on 1 April. Gemma said she was honoured to accept, so thank you Gemma!

Ted tweeted to thank Gemma for taking up the baton and said “I shall always support this wonderful place” and Gemma responded by saying that she hoped that she could fill his very big shoes!

Many thanks again Ted, we’ll miss you and come and see us anytime!