Our Ambassadors

Reece Ryan

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

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.

Rebeckah Vaughan

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.

Liam Halewood

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 reality TV shows such as Four In A Bed and The Weakest Link as well as 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”.

Philip Olivier

Philip Olivier

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

His other television credits include Pleasure Land ( C4), Spine Chillers (BBC), Holby City (BBC), The Royal (ITV), Hollyoaks – In The City (E4), Missing (BBC), Doctors (BBC), The Spa ( Sky One ) and he also appeared in the Irish celebrity Show – The Salon.

Jade Ainsworth

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 Jade’s 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

Gary Barker

Gary became a household name in 2017 after reaching the 6-chair challenge stage of the X-Factor.

 

Prior to the X-Factor, Gary 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.

 

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.

Claire Simmo

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.

Kurtis Stacey

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.

Darren Farley

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.

 

He has become 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

Mark Byron was a contestant on Big Brother 2014. As the only scouser on the show he became a firm fan favourite and earned 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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