Christine Talbot is a multi-award winning TV presenter and journalist, best known as the presenter of the ITV Yorkshire regional news programme Calendar for twenty years, and, before that, as host of the magazine programme Tonight.

She has covered most of region's main news stories in this time and interviewed those in the news from Prime Ministers and celebrities to ordinary people with extraordinary tales to tell. She is also an Ambassador and Patron of nine local charities and is a regular awards and event host.

Christine has covered many stories with families whose children are in need of exactly the kind of care a Children's Hospital will provide and is looking forward to being part of the process of bringing this brilliant project to full operation in a part of the world she is passionate about.