Lord Don Touhig was the Memo’s first honorary patron as he has been an avid supporter of the project from the very beginning of the restoration campaign. He even took the Memo’s case to the House of Commons in order to gain further support.
Griff Rhys Jones became the Memo’s second honorary patron after being introduced to the Memo during the BBC’s Restoration programme in 2003. The team at the Memo and Griff formed a good friendship. Not only did Griff want to see the Memo fully restored, but he provided the trustees and project team with valuable advice for the future.
The most recent honorary patron is James Dean Bradfield, the lead singer from the Manic Street Preachers. James was approached by the Memo for a visit when it was revealed he used to work there in the 1980’s. Since that visit, he has gone on to provide the memo with copious amounts support. He was delighted when approached to become an honorary patron.