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Variety's ambassadors and patrons have a true dedication to special needs children and philanthropy. Variety is honoured and grateful to have the active involvement of our Ambassadors in fundraising and children's events around the country.

With the support of our ambassadors and patrons, Variety is able to gain awareness and much needed donations to continue our work in helping Australian kids in need.

Dr Fiona WoodDR Fiona Wood AM

FRCS, FRACS, AM, Winthrop Professor School of Surgery, UWA

Winthrop Professor Fiona Wood is a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon specialising in the field of  burn care, trauma and scar reconstruction. Fiona is the Director of the WA Burns Service of Western Australia and a Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Princess Margaret Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital. Her research as Chairperson through the Burn Injury Research Unit UWA and the Fiona Wood Foundation is focused on scarless healing.

"I have a great respect for the work of Variety, the dedication and infectious enthusiasm of the countless volunteers, and look forward to throwing my hat in the ring helping further that work.

To be patron of Variety is truly a privilege.

I believe every child has a unique gift, and it is up to each and every one of us as a community to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to find their gift and reach their full potential – they are our future.”

Michael CatonMichael Caton 

During his 40 year career, Michael Caton has performed in television, theatre and film both in Australia and abroad.

Variety - the Children's Charity is proud to have Michael Caton as a patron. 

"It’s a great honour to have been invited to serve as Patron for Variety. In the year ahead, with the current climate of financial uncertainty, we will have to work all the harder to meet our goals in helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children.

In typical Variety style let’s open our hearts and our wallets but at the same time do that with the sense of fun and mayhem that Variety is renowned for.

Let’s make it a great year for kids doing it tough and a great year for Variety."

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