Our Patrons

Meet the team

Graham Moore

Graham Moore is the Non Executive Chairman of Westfield Health, a not for profit health insurer based in Sheffield. Graham is a leading figure in the health insurance industry and a well-known businessman in the Sheffield City Region.

Graham joined Westfield Health as Chief Executive in 1985 after more than 20 years in personnel management. He additionally became Chairman in 1995. Graham stepped down as Chief Executive in 2008 to concentrate on his role as Non Executive Chairman and his involvement with the Westfield Health Charitable Trust.

A passionate supporter of a number of charities, Graham and Westfield have been a long-standing supporter of Ashgate Hospicecare.

Graham said: “I am delighted and honoured to become a patron at Ashgate Hospicecare.

It has been a privilege to support the charity in my role at Westfield and I will actively promote and raise the profile of this wonderful charity at every opportunity.

“Ashgate’s services provide a real-life line for people at a time when they need supporting the most. It really is a wonderful charity and one that I am very proud to be associated with.”

Claire Price

Claire Price

Chesterfield-born TV actress, Claire Price, was invited to become a patron of Ashgate Hospicecare following her appearance at the hospices Leading Ladies lunch in 2014.

Claire said, “Having lost friends and family to cancer recently, I am honoured to have this opportunity to support an important local hospice as a patron. I have only been involved with the hospice for a short while, but I am already very impressed by the care and ambition of its leaders and the generosity and heart of its supporters. I hope it continues to develop as it provides this crucial service.”

John Plant MBE

John Plant, owner of company GW Price, joined as a patron of Ashgate Hospicecare in 2016.

John said, “My company GW Price was started over 115 years ago by my great grandfather and is a successful business selling fruit and produce. After a member of my family was cared for so well by Ashgate Hospicecare over two years ago, I thought it would be nice to give something back. I began supplying all the produce for free (worth over £8,000 a year) to the Hospice.”

“We are committed to helping Ashgate Hospicecare in every way that we can, now and in the future. The team at the hospice are some of the nicest people that I have ever had the privilege to work with and I urge you to help them too, so that they can continue their excellent work for generations to come.”


David Hopkins

David Hopkins owns several businesses including M Markovitz Ltd, Steelwork Studios, The Merchants Yard Wine Bar and Restaurant, and High Peak Radio to name a few. He grew up in Derbyshire and has supported Ashgate Hospicecare through his fundraising initiative #ChallengeDerbyshire and has more recently sponsored events such as the Sparkle Nightwalk.

David said, “I am delighted to be a patron. The work I am doing promoting #ChallengeDerbyshire is most rewarding and I am fully committed to continuing in my own small way to help wherever possible in support of what I believe to be a most worthy cause. I started #ChallengeDerbyshire with the aim of raising £100,000 for the three end of life care charities in north Derbyshire, Ashgate Hospicecare, Blythe House Hospice and Helen’s Trust. We exceeded this total and now that I have engaged other local businesses to get involved, I am confident that the total will continue to rise. I know that this will go some way to helping the three charities meet the continuing demand for their services.”