THE TEAM

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TRUSTEES

pattiHonorary President / Treasurer / Administrator
Patti Bradshaw Started the Charity in March 2003, after losing Shannon aged just 7yrs in July 2002 she realized just what families go thru after losing a child and wanted to share her experience and offer as much support to other families and to help bring some happiness and relief to the poorly Children. with the support of her husband Alan they and been very successful and have helped many families and poorly children throughout the North-West and further afield!

As the charity has grown and with the help and support from our Trustee’s and Patrons we will continue to help as many Children with life threatening conditions and their families as possible.

402093_10151253991435473_824280472_22834981_114901046_nDanielle is a Trustee of the charity and also helps to fundraise and organize events.
Amanda King has been chairperson for the trust for over 3yrs now, her input and support has been amazing .
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Alan is a founder member of the Trust and is a big part in helping to run and organize the charity.alan1
13925225_10154392723826944_2307963314667252877_nProfessional & Entertaining Radio Presenter / Compere & Host and Trustee of the charity.

Pete Pinnington is a successful presenter with over 20yrs in the radio & events business. You can hear Pete’s entertaining radio show on 107.2 Wire FM (Cheshire) Weekdays 3-7pm and Sat’s 10-2pm.

Pete also runs his own ‘Event Services’ business
Pete Pinnington Presents” which offers clients a range of key elements for small and large scale events inc PA, Lighting, Audio-Visual Displays, Entertainment, Photographers, Video Production, Promotional Staff, Private, Demo & Celebrity Chef Hire and Compere/Hosting services which includes having Pete Pinnington Compere/Host your event!

To know more about Pete and his company visit www.petepinnington.co.uk

Radio Presenter / Compere & Host

Dawn joined the charity a few months ago and has been a very valuable member of the Committee.
10409732_10208463429768321_7497629792053303063_nAlana has been part of Shannon’s Charity since it began in 2003 she has been a massive support and is also a Trustee/Fundraiser helping to raise Thousands of Pounds for poorly children.

OUR PATRONS

craig-davies-patronActor, Model, Musician, Dancer, Film & Stage Crew

I am an enthusiastic guy always up for a laugh, fun and a challenge. I always put all my efforts into everything i do, and I make the most of every situation.

I want to learn and gain lots of different experiences in life and just enjoy everything i do to the fullest. I’m a work horse, love to achieve and always aim high in life.

I am very professional on set and a good laugh off set. I love Acting and hope to have many more experiences in life on the big film sets and do general TV work.

presentation1Ex Boxer

Earnie was recently honored by the International Boxing Association as Puncher of the Century.

Earnie narrowly lost on points to Muhammad Ali over 15 rounds in Maddison Square Gardens in 1977.

frank-bruno-2Former Boxing Champion / Panto guru

Boxing career

On the fight section of the web site there is a list of Frank’s fights results and venues. On some of the fights there are in-depth details of the fights.

Growing up with five brothers and sisters in a terraced London house, He starting boxing at 9 at the local Wandsworth Boys Club. Frank learnt to box more seriously while at Oak Hall School in Sussex, an establishment for ‘problem’ children.

During his amateur career, he amassed a 20-1 career, losing to (and eventually beating) Joe Christie while representing the Philip Game Amateur Boxing Club. His amateur career culminated with Frank boxing for Young England and becoming the youngest ever Amateur British Champion at 18. Frank became a professional boxer in 1980, after twenty-one consecutive wins by knockout. As Great Britain had been starved of World champions in the Heavy weight division for the 20th century there became whispers of suggestions of this big lad from South London getting to the heights of a World championship. But there was to be a wait for a few years! In March 1984, at Wembley future world Heavyweight champion, American James ‘Bonecrusher’ Smith, then a boxing journeyman, stopped Franks Promised Land in its tracks when he defeated Frank by knockout in the tenth and final round of their bout, with Frank leading on all three judges’ cards. This would not be the last time Frank went on to loose a contest he had been clearly winning and would have emerged victorious had he survived until the final bell.

Frank got back into title contention with wins over the likes of former WBA champion Gerrie Coetzee 4/3/86 at Wembley (by knockout in round one), and, in July 1986, he challenged Tim Witherspoon for the WBA World Heavyweight Championship. After once again leading on the cards for most of the fight, he was defeated by knockout, in round eleven. The contrast between Frank and Witherspoon who appeared to be carrying a few too many pounds was all too clear too see even for a non boxing fan, but the media commented the difference was that Witherspoon worked when he had to, and did enough over the course of the fight, whereas Frank maybe appeared to be laid back when he could and maybe should have had the opportunity to go for the knockout. Frank says on the night Witherspoon was a better boxer and Franks head got in the way of Witherspoon’s fists!

In 1989, Frank challenged Mike Tyson for the unified world Heavyweight title. After being shaken in the opening seconds, Frank finished the first round by rocking Tyson with a left hook. However, Tyson recovered the referee stopped the contest in round five with the British boxer taking heavy punishment on the ropes. It would be fair to say the whole of the UK was willing Frank on, something Frank acknowledged after the fight. “Las Vegas was like Mini England”

Frank kept winning fights, helping him to retain his spot as one of the world’s leading Heavyweights. In 1993 he had a third world title chance against a young Lennox Lewis, who was making the second defense of the belt (his first of three championship reigns). Lewis beat Bruno on a stoppage in round seven, The media felt Frank needed that little extra failing to take his title chance after leading the contest on points up until what proved the final round.

On 24 September 1994, Oliver McCall beat Lennox Lewis with a shock second round knockout victory at Wembley Arena, and, after outpointing Larry Holmes, he came to England to defend the WBC title against Frank. On 2 September 1995, Bruno finally became World champion by outpointing McCall over twelve rounds. The whole of the UK hailed Frank as King Brooooono. A tour through London with the winning Belt on an Open top bus brought out 100’s of thousands to cheer and wave at Frank.

Franks’s reign did not last as long as champion as the country wanted with his first defense was a rematch with Tyson. Tyson beat Frank on a stoppage in round three, in what turned out to be Bruno’s last bout as a professional.

His manager for all but his last five fights was Terry Lawless, who signed him as a professional shortly after he had become ABA heavyweight champion at the age of eighteen. Frank starting working with Dave Davies and PR Sports Entertainers Ltd on a gradual basis having known David through the Presidents Sporting club the business relationship has become stronger over 6 years now David deals with bookings, media, memorabilia etc etc.

Outside The ring

Franklyn Roy Bruno was born at Hammersmith Hospital in London. He was the youngest of 6 children from the union of his parents Lynette & Robert Bruno. Michael, Eddie, Faye Joanne, and Angela are his siblings.

His parents settled down in Wandsworth in London. His father Robert who was from Dominica passed away in 1975, while his mother Lynette was a district nurse and a Pentecostal lay preacher from Jamaica.

Frank attended schools at Swaffield Primary and Oak Hill schools in Sussex where he excelled in football and athletics.
In 1990, he married his partner Laura at in Hornchurch, Essex. They had three children. Rachel, Nicola, & Franklyn. They divorced in 2001.
Frank has remained a popular figure with the British public and crossed over from the sports fans to the man in the street and certainly the women some who want to love him others who want to mother him! His image was enhanced by his relationship with the BBC boxing commentator Harry Carpenter where the “know wot I mean Arry” phrase joined the English language, his appearances on the early Comic Relief programmes in the 1980s and his frequent appearances thereafter on television and on stage. Frank was awarded an MBE in 1990, and is a member of Equity. He’s an accomplished actor performing alongside Michael Barrymore (with record box office sales), he played Robin Hood in Bristol & Bradford, alongside British comedians Little & Large, as well as Ringmaster in ‘Goldilocks & the 3 Bears’ in Birmingham.

In 1995, the year of his world championship, he released a cover version of “Eye of the Tiger”, the theme song of the movie Rocky III. It reached #28 in the UK charts.

In January 2001, Frank announced that he wanted to stand as the Conservative candidate in the traditionally safe Tory seat of Brentwood and Ongar Essex against the independent Member of Parliament, Martin Bell. His proposed slogan was “Don’t be a plank, vote for Frank!” However, this idea was quickly dismissed by Conservative Central Office.

In 2002/2003 Frank tried his hand at Dee Jaying, he toured the countries night clubs showing his love of dance and soul music.
On 22 September 2003, Frank was taken from his home in Essex by medical staff assisted by police officers, under the provisions of the Mental Health Act 1983. He was taken to Goodmayes Hospital in Ilford, where he underwent psychological and psychiatric tests. He had been suffering from depression for several months beforehand. He was later diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. The psychologist Professor Cary Cooper expressed the opinion that the end of Bruno’s boxing career, the breakdown of his marriage, and the suicide of his former trainer George Francis in 2002 all contributed to his condition. Frank has recovered and is well again. His celebrity status is used by many Mental health charities and his name is used as an example to draw attention to the unknown factors of Mental illness. On 24 February 2008 Frank Bruno offered his support to former footballer Paul Gascoigne, who on 21 February had been sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

In December 2005, Bruno announced that he was to become a father for the fourth time baby Freya was born on 10th May 2006.
Frank now lives on his own in a village of on the outskirts of the town of Leighton Buzzard. He spends a lot of time at the local health club when he is not working. He currently works speaking at dinners, & personal appearances. He has various charity affiliations including the Presidents Sporting club. His son Franklyn plays rugby and Frank is often seen on the touchlines cheering on the Brentwood boy’s team. Frank describes the game as rough!

  • Franks favorite car is his Bentley
  • Franks favorite food is Rice and peas although he loves Steak and Lamb
  • His favorite song of all time is Mind Blowing Decisions by Heatwave
  • Franks favorite artist is Michael Jackson
  • Of all the countries he has visited he likes Jamaica and Dominica best of all

If you would like more info about Frank Bruno then Check out

http://www.frankbruno.co.uk

jimmy-brightComedian

Equally at home on the stage as he is on television,

Jimmy has now taken the After Dinner circuit by storm.

Ex Boxer

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Dubliner Big Joe Egan is a former Golden Gloves Boxing Champion who lived and trained with Mike Tyson for two years.

www.bigjoeegan.com

new-kerry-photoSinger / Celebrity

Kerry was originally a member of the successful girl group Atomic Kitten back in 1999 and went onto

win I Am A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here as well as being a runner up in Celebrity Big Brother. She’s

had her own television programmes, her own book and even her own fragrance.

kevin-pennyRugby Player

Kevin has enjoyed a rapid promotion from the Wolves Junior Academy to the first team squad  making his Super League debut against St Helens in the final home game of 2006.

Named Wolfpack U18 Player of the Year in 2006.

Reality TV Celebrities

Former Big Brother housemates

patron-matty-blytheRugby Player

Local born back rower who came through the Wolves Scholarship scheme with William Beamont School, Blythe turned full time professional for the first time in 2008. After spending the off season training with the Parachute Regiment. After debuting in the final Super League game of 2007 he made seven appearances last year including his first senior starts, and scored his first try away at Castleford in August.

nigel_benn_profile_507710aEx Boxer

He was once the Dark Destroyer, a World Champion at two different weights whose bravery and guts in the ring were the perfect contrast to the eccentric style of his great rival Chris Eubank.

Today, Nigel Benn has seen the Light as a Born Again Christian and works as a preacher based at the Vineyard Church in Majorca.

67396_158724694167848_155051337868517_297271_8098486_nJockey

Paul 28, is a professional jockey, based in Malton, his job has taken him around the world, he is stable jockey to top northern racehorse trainer Richard Fahey.

Paul has just won “Rider of the Year 2008”

n582385103_2097916_642Steve is a self taught Artist from London who specialises in portraiture work. He has produced paintings for various events over the last few years including Mike Tyson, Nigel Benn, Steve Collins & Frank Bruno. His work focuses on the popular culture of sport and celebrity from the past and present.

To view Steve’s work visit the link below

www.stevealce.com

steven-arnold-jpg_e_f3a7c2adba52315d6ab61b83a2cd478eActor / Celebrity

Roles

Steven and his younger brother, Kevin, both appeared in the Granada Television series Children’s Ward. Steven returned for another series of Children’s Ward as Joe Lloyd and worked on the medical information film Growing Pains before making his BBC debut as a courier in the Patricia Routledge series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates. He also played a character called Rob in an episode of The Bill and a role in Common As Muck before returning to Granada to play Darren in the medical series Medics with Tom Baker and Sue Johnston.

 Coronation Street

In 1996 he made his debut on Coronation Street Ashley Peacock. and soon he was made a regular character, marrying Maxine Heavey who was eventually murdered by Richard Hillman. Ashley then married Claire Casey in 2004. It was announced on 25 April 2010 that Arnold’s character Ashley and on-screen wife Claire, would leave the show at the end of the year after being axed by new producer Phil Collinson. Arnold was said to be “fuming” with the decision[citation needed]. He made his final appearance on 8 December 2010, where his character Ashley was killed off in the Tram crash.

Dancing on Ice

Steven signed up for the sixth series of Dancing on Ice which airs in 2011. He became the first celebrity to get voted off when the competition started properly. He was partnered with Nina Ulanova. He was in the skate-off with Dominic Cork and Alexandra Schauman. Steven was criticized for lack of commitment to the show after oversleeping and missing a day of choreography.[1]

Other

Steven, who still lives in Warrington, has also played Neil in You, Me and Manley and has worked on the BBC Radio 4 play The Distance Between StarsYou’ve seen Steve appearing as “Ashley Peacock” in Coronation Street over the past dozen years.

Steve is now doing Panto’s !!

Thai Boxer / Actor

A former 2 x World Thai Boxing Champion. After training, teaching and competing professionally around the world for almost 10 years, Warren retired from Thai Boxing to pursue a career in acting.

Most recently seen on our screens in the second series of massively popular BBC drama LUTHER, reprising his role as DS Justin Ripley; side kick to Idris Elba’s DCI John Luther.

Warren is an established actor, and has been recognised for his role in the widely acclaimed BAFTA winning BBC drama ‘Occupation’ starring alongside James Nesbitt and Stephen Graham.

Other credits include Jimmy McGoverns ‘ACCUSED’ alongside Naomie Harris, ‘SINGLE FATHER’ alongside David Tennant and Surrane Jones and as Marky in Charlie Brooker’s BAFTA nominated series ‘DEAD SET’.

Warren has more recently starred in GOOD COP and HOME FRONT.

 

To find out more about Warren please visit his website below.

www.warrenbrown.co.uk

The active involvement of the above celebrities has greatly increased public awareness of The Shannon Bradshaw Trust and its objectives as a children’s charity.

Fund Co-ordinators

  • Alana Bradshaw
  • Mags Hall
  • Amanda King

Fishing Co-ordinators

  • Billy tasker
  • Craig Ritchie
  • John Flemming