Charity gets new patron

LADY Heather Ayckbourn has agreed to become patron of the Scarborough-based charity Ellie’s Fund.

The former actor says she is delighted to have been offered the opportunity to become involved in the charity’s work, and is looking forward to helping promote “such a worthwhile cause.”

‘Ellie’s Fund’ was set up by Heather Othick following the death of her 14-year-old daughter Ellie Othick-Bowmaker in 2010.