Action Radiotherapy is supported and run by some of the most experienced UK and international radiotherapy specialists as well as a few select Patrons.

Lord Wade of Chorlton

lord-wade-of-chorltonLord Wade is currently a member of the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee. He has maintained an interest in radiotherapy and the Radiotherapy Research Centre at the Christie Hospital is named in his honour: The Wade Centre for Radiotherapy Research.

Bryan Robson OBE

bryan-robson“I am delighted to support the vital work of Action Radiotherapy.  Radiotherapy helped to save my life when I was diagnosed with throat cancer and it is so important that everyone who needs it has access to the best treatment available. Action Radiotherapy has its foundations in the science and research community so it understands perfectly the issues surrounding improvements to radiotherapy.”

Lord Thomas of Macclesfield


Until recently he was a member of the House of Lords Monetary Policy & European Affairs Select Committees. He was also specialist Chairman of Opportunity 2000, promoting the role of women in the workplace. He is a member of the Regional Policy Forum, President of the Society for Co-operative Studies, Honorary President of the North West Co-operative and Mutual Council and Life President of the North West Business Leadership Team.

He was Chairman of the East Manchester Partnership (1990 – 1996) and founding Chair of the Northwest Partnership. In his role as a champion of regional affairs Lord Thomas also helped to establish and lead a range of organisations including the Northwest Business Leadership Team, Sustainability Northwest and the National Centre for Business and Sustainability Northwest. He was the first chair of the Northwest Regional Development Agency where he reinforced the importance of sustainable development in the Agency-led Regional Economic Strategy.

He was awarded the CBE in 1997 and was also raised to the peerage as Baron Thomas of Macclesfield, of Prestbury in the County of Cheshire.

He has assisted the Action Radiotherapy charity since its inception and continues to provide invaluable advice and support.