Johanna Basford OBE

As a mum, I know first-hand that anxious feeling of sitting by your child’s hospital bed. It’s at times like this that The Archie Foundation makes an incredible difference to families. Having the opportunity to play my small part in helping to make these difficult times a little bit easier, for children and their grown-ups, is a privilege I am grateful to have.
I’ve had so much fun giving the outpatients department a colourful make-over, covering the old walls with giant murals of underwater scenes, secret gardens and enchanted forests!
Being a patron is a huge honour. I love being part of the Archie family and can’t wait to help spread a few more smiles!