Charity Ambassador

Ben Shires is an award-winning children’s TV presenter has appeared on TV favourites including Guinness World Records-themed children's show Officially Amazing Officially Amazing, Match of the Day Kickabout (CBBC) and Dig Detectives (Sky Kids). He is also a Leeds United supporter and president of the LUFC Future Trust.

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Ben who was born at Leeds General Infirmary, became a Leeds Hospitals Charity ambassador in 2022 with particular focus on supporting some of our region’s youngest patients at Leeds Children’s Hospital, especially after recently becoming a dad for the first-time.

Ben explains why he wanted to become an ambassador for Leeds Hospitals Charity:

"Leeds is a place close to my heart and I feel like I owe the city something. I jumped at the chance to be an ambassador for the charity, it’s given me the opportunity to give something back, particularly at a time when we all need and value the NHS so much."