MasterChef champion Jane Devonshire is Coeliac UK’s new ambassador
7 November 2019
Jane Devonshire, champion of MasterChef 2016, is our new ambassador who will spearhead the Awareness Week 2020 campaign to help find thousands of children living with undiagnosed coeliac disease.
She said: “I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to be an ambassador for Coeliac UK because raising awareness of coeliac disease especially for children, is a cause close to my heart. I’ve seen first-hand the difference that early diagnosis can make and I want to help the charity reach more parents and carers who might be struggling and searching, sometimes for many years, to find answers to their child’s ill health.”
Our Chief executive, Hilary Croft said: “We are delighted to welcome Jane as our new ambassador. She has always been a great friend to the charity and is the perfect person to rally support around our children’s campaign in 2020. With her help, we hope to increase diagnosis rates by encouraging all parents, grandparents or carers who are seeing symptoms like faltering growth, unexpected weight loss or a bloated tummy in their child to go to their GP and ask for a blood test for coeliac disease.”
You can read the press release here.