Our Eve Ambassadors
We’ve got a huge ambition to change the brutal statistics on gynaecological cancers through raising awareness and funding world-class research in early detection and prevention. We can’t do this alone and that’s why our Eve Ambassadors are so important.
We are lucky enough to have lots of champions raising their voices and awareness with us – women and their families affected by these cancers, the medics and researchers who work on Eve funded programmes, and celebrities who are passionate about women's health.
Eve Ambassadors play a critical role in getting the message out there: awareness of gynaecological cancers and funding for research.
Caroline Neville MBE
Caroline Neville is President of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), the leading industry organisation and voice of British beauty, as well as Patron of Eve’s Get Lippy campaign.
Caroline and CEW are dedicated to supporting and improving the health of all women in the UK. The organisation works closely with The Eve Appeal, and has raised in excess of £250,000 over the past ten years.
“Through CEW’s charitable work we have been able to raise in excess of £250,000 towards preventing the five gynaecological cancers that women face today. This allows us to make a personal as well as professional impact on women’s’ well-being, careers and lives.”
Dr Adeola Olaitan - Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist
Adeola Olaitan is a Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at University College London Hospital (UCLH). She specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of gynaecological cancers including womb, ovarian and cervical cancer.
Adeola is a long standing ambassador at Eve, and previously sat on the board. She has an interest in public education and prevention and early diagnosis of cancer and engages with lay media to promote public understanding, as well as being a medical advisor to the team.
Additionally, she is a member of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society, where she currently serves on the council, and also holds membership of the British Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the International Gynaecological Cancer Society.
Caroline Hirons - Beauty and Skincare Expert
Caroline is a beauty and skincare expert who has been in retail for over 30 years, and working as a consultant to brands in the beauty industry for over 10 years, advising brands on the route into market, where they should be selling and why.
“The Eve Appeal is a very important charity and I’m thrilled to be working as an Ambassador. It’s a subject very close to my heart, as when I was 16 years old my family lost our beloved Grandmother to cervical cancer.
“Gynaecological cancers are so easily forgotten and my hope as an ambassador is that we will be able to reach out to women everywhere and get them talking about these cancers.”
Cherry Healey - TV presenter
Best know for her hugely successful and immersive BBC3 documentaries, and her hilarious and candid momoir about twenty-first-century womanhood Letters to my Fanny; Cherry is on a mission to help spread awareness of gynae cancers:
“Gynaecological cancers have such a low profile, in part I think because of the embarrassment and shame that existing around female genitalia. Many girls learn to feel ashamed of their vaginas, breasts and genitalia and as a result know very little about their anatomy. And if we don’t know our vagina from our vulva and what’s normal and not for us, then it will be much harder to spot the potential signs of gynaecological cancer.
“As a woman and a mother, I feel we need to be as open and honest with each other about, and with our daughters, about our bodies as we can: understand our bodies, talk about sexual, reproductive and gynaecological health, to gradually break down the myths and taboos that still exist around the female anatomy. My hope is that women will come to know their bodies better than a black cab driver knows the knowledge.”
Enda Brady - Sky News Correspondent
Enda Brady is a Sky News Correspondent based in London. He has interviewed everyone from Hollywood stars like Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lawrence to sports stars like Pelé, Tiger Woods and David Beckham.
He has run the Virgin Money London Marathon an incredible four times for Eve so far!
“My mother survived breast cancer because she was very fortunate to get an early diagnosis. Then I saw the statistics for ovarian cancer and I was horrified. I was shocked that so many women are not getting the same fighting chance.
“So much more needs to be done in the fight against women’s cancers. More research, more awareness, more fundraising. I’m proud to be an official ambassador for The Eve Appeal.”
Helen Lederer - Actress and Comedian
Helen Lederer is a writer and comedy actress, having begun her career in the 80’s at London’s Comedy store. She is perhaps best known for her role as the dippy Catriona in Absolutely Fabulous, however, to others she’s known for her unique brand of wit and observational humour. A comedy writer with a portfolio that includes writing and performing her own material, radio comedies, articles and more recently her comedy novel ‘Losing it’, Helen has also appeared in many TV comedies and the West End.
“Any cancer is devastating, but hidden cancers are the worst, as they often have a bad outcome. Gynaecological cancers come into this category and anything that helps early detection and cure has to be a cause worth fighting for. That is why I’m so proud to help raise awareness for The Eve Appeal and their work.”
Dr Anita Mitra aka 'Gynae Geek' - Gynaecologist and Obstetrician
Anita is a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician working at Hammersmith Hospital and St Mary’s Hospital in London. She is also the author of ‘The Gynae Geek: Your No-Nonsense Guide to Down-There Healthcare’.
Through working with the media, her book and on social media, Anita raises awareness of gynaecological health and busts the myths surrounding gynae health conditions. She was an Eve Appeal Get Lippy ambassador in 2019:
“I feel passionate about prevention and early diagnosis of these diseases. I’m supporting GET LIPPY because as a doctor I don’t want my patients to delay reporting symptoms, as a scientist because we need to raise awareness to improve research funding and as a woman because I don’t want to see others suffer in silence.”