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Reece Ryan

Reece Ryan is an International Award Winning Actor and Presenter. Throughout his long and varied career Reece has played to tens of thousands of people around the world including a tour of USA, finishing in Las Vegas, also a number of European Tours including Euromeet Live and FunFest International.

Reece has fronted some of the biggest touring shows in the UK and appeared in London’s West End and for a sell out year on Blackpool’s North Pier with his own variety show. He gained critical acclaim for The Reece Lightning Show which made its debut at The Dome Arena in Yorkshire to 4000 people, He is widely regarded as one of the best auction hosts around and has raised over One Million Pound for British Charities.

Reece is known for his no nonsense approach to unique comedy (both for adult and family audiences) since joining The James Bulger Trust Reece has hosted many of our events and brought a fresh new energy to the table.



Jay Hynd

Jay Hynd has recently joined the BBC after leaving Radio City 96.7 where he was well known for being a part of Rossie’s breakfast show team.

He started out at Radio City working with the legendary Pete Price. He will be hosting his own show on Bay TV Liverpool when it launches on Freeview in May.

He was voted Media Personality of the Year 2013 at The Liverpool Press Club and has been busy hosting many events in the city including Liverpool Pride, Community Superstars and Evening for James.

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Rebeckah Vaughan

Rebeckah was in Big Brother 12 (Channel 5)  Rebeckah has gone onto have a successful career on TV and as a model working for major brands including, Mac Cosmetics, MMA, Pepsi, Redbull, Monster energy drinks, WKD, Porsche, Audi, BMW,Ferrari, Isle of Man TT. Rebeckah has also set up her own business for dogs called No More Kennels.

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Liz Forshaw

In 2010 Liz founded THE LMI GROUP LTD.

Now 6 years later LMI is available in cities all over the world.

Franchises are set up Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. With interest in Spain, Philippines and Canada to name a few.

Lizs goal is for LMI to be in every country where possible by 2020  (LMI 10th birthday)


Liz spends most of her time (life) at LMI HQ.

She manages the growth of the brand and ensures all the franchise owners have what they need. Aswell as making sure all the correct systems are in place and managed properly. LMI is set to time scale and date count downs. All cities have difference dates and events going on at different times. so its liz job to ensure she knows whats going on EVERYWHERE. Her main focus is the young people who take part in the LMI jouney and listening to what their parents say. This helps liz to make changes as the brand grows. To make sure she is giving their customers what they want. She is obsessed with keeping their reviews at 5 star. Through out the growth of LMI liz priority is to make sure the values and her ethics are kept strong through out the brand. As well as LMI liz also owns other businesses. One being the life doctor uk. Liz hosts talks at schools, offers business growth support and also helps people make the change they need in their life by setting goals and finding their passion.


“ When i grow up, I’m going to a motivational speaker. You know one of those people who stand on the stand and inspire people. Thats what I’m going to be” Liz Forshaw

Kirsty Lucas

Kirsty Lucas

Kirsty Currently works part time for the NHS.

For the past 10 years she has been based within St Paul’s Eye Unit ensuring all of the patients files are collected,updated and kept safe.

Kirsty  also helps several of her friends businesses ensuring their social media is updated, on trend and brand awareness is on point.

Kirsty can often be found in the kitchen aiding in the running of a cake making and decorating company who donate a percentage of their profits to the James Bulger Memorial Trust.
Kirsty’s activities don’t just stop their. Kirsty also organises fantastic fund raising events ranging from amature boxing, fashion shows and even ladies only events. After a busy day helping others with their businesses she goes home to her main priority, her son Tyler.

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Liam Halewood

Liam was born and bred in Liverpool before moving to Blackpool. Liam is multi talented with his career, From  working in a sandwich shop to managing coffee shops. Liam’s media career goes from strength to strength, He has appeared in some reality TV shows from Four In A Bed and The Weakest Link to recently being on X Factor and other current TV shows.


When Liam was asked to be our latest AMBASSADOR he was very honoured and straight away signed up to do our annual “SkyDive For James”.

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Philip Olivier

Philip has just played ‘Jason’ in two series of ITV1’s BENIDORM but he is also known his role of ‘Timothy ‘Tinhead’ O‘Leary’ in BROOKSIDE, a character he played for seven years.

His other Television credits include ’Ben’ in PLEASURE LAND ( C4), ‘Iggy’ in SPINE CHILLERS (BBC), ‘Steve Morrison’ in HOLBY CITY (BBC), a guest role in THE ROYAL (ITV), the regular role of ‘Adam Tyler’ in HOLLYOAKS – IN THE CITY (E4), ‘Mark Stone’ in MISSING (BBC), three different roles in DOCTORS (BBC) ‘Lee’ in THE SPA ( Sky One )  and he  also appeared in the Irish celebrity Show – THE SALON.

Philip has voiced the role of ‘Hex’ in Big Finishes’ DOCTOR WHO Audio for the last 12 years and he has just been voted “overall best companion.”

In 2005, Phil won the C4 reality show THE GAMES and he has appeared as a Guest on THE PAUL O’GRADY SHOW, NEVER MIND THE BUZZCOCKS, SOAPSTAR SUPERCHEF, CELEBRITY MOSTY HAUNTED, PRISON BREAK on ANT & DEC’S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKEAWAY which he won, CELEBRITY COME DINE WITH ME, when he came second to Christopher Biggins, and FOUR IN A BED!

Philip’s previous Panto’s ‘Muddles’ in SNOW WHITE ( Worthing) ‘Buttons’ in CINDERELLA ( Runcorn ) and ‘Buttons’ in CINDERELLA ( Liverpool ), he also played ‘Peter Pan’ at the Empire Theatre Manchester. He is delighted to be appearing in again Manchester this year!

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Jade Ainsworth

Jade is a well-established swimwear & lingerie & fashion model and has worked with some of the biggest brands over her 15 year career.

In between Jades busy modelling schedule she also produces a weekly blog detailing everything that goes on in her life from current fashion trends, Local events to the latest beauty treatments and products on the market.


As well as juggling her career and outgoing lifestyle she is also a single mum to her little girl Jasmine and spends time running the family hair and beauty business.


Gary Barker

After attending Cardinal Heenan Sports College, Gary decided to step into the world of entertainment firstly as a DJ and soon became the youngest resident DJ in Ibiza on coming back to the UK, Gary went back to his first love which was singing.

He quickly found himself working up and down the country before being offered work across North Africa and Asia where he spent 2 years before coming back for the birth of his son. The work hasn’t stopped and Gary has covered the UK and Ireland because of his vastly growing fan base and love for his work, Gary also does a lot of work for Everton Football Club as well as charitable work he is also very privileged to be asked to become an Ambassador for the James Bulger Memorial Trust.

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Claire Simmo

Claire has a career in radio and works with Scott Hughes on the home run on Radio City 96.7 FM, Claire also works on HEAT radio. Claire regularly appears as a Fairy/Tinkerbell/Glinda in ST Helens Theatre Royal. Claire is a Mum to 2 delightful children Michael & Melodie.


Kurtis Stacey

Kurtis studied at the Liverpool Institute for performing arts for 4 years where he obtained the highest  grade in the country with his national diploma in  2009. Kurtis has gone to work professionally in the acting industry with various plays, Pantomimes and programmes such as Waterloo Road, With his most recognised role as village heart throb Alex Moss in ITV,s Emmerdale where he spent 2 years in the soap. Alongside this Kurtis is a property developer and a qualified personal trainer and Electrician, Kurtis is a strong believer in hard work and to help his local community and those close to him.





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Darren Farley

Darren Farley is now firmly established as the no.1 football impressionist in the UK. Labeled the voice of football, for his hilarious impressions of the biggest names in the game; Darren has amassed more than 20 million hits online and has gained a loyal following on his YouTube channel The Darren Farley show

Darren shot to fame when a video of him went viral on the internet. The video had millions of hits in just a few days and suddenly Darren was thrown into the spotlight. TV and radio stations contacted him and overnight his life changed. Since then he has been a regular on some of the biggest football TV and radio shows in the UK such as Soccer am, Football focus, Question of sport, Sky sports, BBC match of the day, Talksport, Radio 1 and many more. He has been head hunted by major brands such as Adidas, Pepperami, Ronseal and Liverpool football club to star in online video and national radio campaigns due to his large fan base.  Darren has also become a big hit on the corporate/after dinner circuit and travels the UK and Europe to perform his hilarious act.

Darren is currently starring as the Face of Coral Bookmakers in their ongoing TV commercial campaigns.


Mark Byron

Mark Byron was a contestant on Big Brother 2014. As the only scouser on the show he became a firm fan favourite and earn’t a place in the semi final.

After appearing on the show Mark now runs a successful brow bar, Habibi Brows in Liverpool.
Mark won the Juice FM style award for Most Stylish Scouser in 2014 and is still a regular in the TV and media.

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Ellie Phillips

To Ellie Phillips, her passion has always been, and always will be: music.


Growing up, she sang, played recorder, clarinet, baritone horn, euphonium, and the piano which she started learning at 4 years old. After achieving a 1st Class Degree in International Communications at the University of Nottingham, she went on to attain a Distinction in her Masters Degree in Music Industry Studies at the University of Liverpool. In 2012, Ellie developed the Liverpool Music Awards, and a year later, won North West Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards for her efforts. 


Ellie began DJing a couple of years ago, and has a preference for playing commercial and vocal house. Following a European tour, she became the first ever female DJ to play the main stage at Liverpool Pride.


Around 16 months ago, Ellie’s presenting career began by chance, and she hasn’t looked back. She now co-hosts ‘The Guide’ on Bay TV Liverpool – the station’s flagship music and entertainment show, and a Sunday night show on Juice Liverpool, which features a few of the best local musicians each week. Ellie also presents ‘Style City’ on Bay TV Liverpool – a monthly magazine-style TV show exploring fashion and beauty in Liverpool, and she is the business news reporter for YBTV.



Redd (Real name Amylouise Aldred) is a singer/songwriter, dancer, actress and performer. Starting her music career at the age of 9,

 Redd went on to do the Xfactor (as Amylouise) and in 2010 Amylouise reached the final 50 before receiving the boot; but this didnt deter her ambitions.

Amylouise continued with her gigs as well creating her new found alias – Redd.

Within less than a year, Redd was picked up by a producer in LA and this was the moment her career path set in stone.

Now working on her debut album which is set to be released early next year and has been anticipated as the next big thing to hit Europe and Asia, it is all systems go.