President and Patrons
Michael More-Molyneux, Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey
Michael More-Molyneux is the President of Headway Surrey and he has lived in the county all his life.
His family has been there for five centuries. A businessman, he runs Loseley Park Farms. He is a former Chair of Visit Surrey and President of the Surrey County Agricultural Society. He is a main Board member of the Historic Houses Association (HHA) and also chairs the south-east region of the HHA and is a Director of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. He also gives active support to a number of voluntary causes. These include Shooting Star Chase; the military, as Vice-President of the Surrey Branch of SSAFA; and as Chairman of the Guildford Cathedral Appeal. The More-Molyneux family donated land to build a children’s hospice which is named after their middle son Christopher. Michael More-Molyneux lives at Loseley with his wife Sarah above. They have two surviving sons and a daughter.
Six months after his appointment as Lord-Lieutenant by HM The Queen, he said: “I am committed to encouraging and supporting the voluntary, charitable and faith sectors, benevolent organisations and the industrial, business and social life of our county. The welcome that I have received thus far from communities and individuals across Surrey has been inspirational and energising and I relish developing my role."
Andrew Wates OBE DL
Andrew Wates OBE DL is the former Chairman of Wates Group, one of the UK’s largest private construction companies.
Wates has been committed to supporting and improving the communities in which it works through corporate philanthropy.
He has supported Headway Surrey for many years and understands the importance of providing the correct support to those that need it, when they are at their most vulnerable. Wates Group Ltd also supports Hard Hat Awareness Week.
He says Headway Surrey does tremendous work helping those with brain injury. Wates Group Ltd values its workforce and recognises the importance of wearing hard hats to prevent brain injury and concussion.
Anthony "Tony" Doyle MBE
We are sad to report the death of Anthony Doyle following a short illness bravely borne at Frimley Park Hospital with his family by his side on 30th April 2023. We are grateful for all the donations Headway Surrey has received in his memory.
A loving partner to Adriana, a devoted father to George, Gemma and James and a friend of so many. Anthony will be much loved and sorely missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.
Anthony had been a supporter of Headway Surrey for many years. He became a Trustee on the 18th March 2000 and continued in this role until 2009, after this he then became our Patron and continued to offer support to Headway Surrey at events and also by attending the centre to give much needed motivational talks to clients about his inspirational story of recovery and rehabilitation from his brain injury.
The funeral is a private event, by invitation only. Tributes and donations can be made at https://anthonydoylembe.muchloved.com/
Anthony Doyle MBE was British former professional cyclist 1980-1995. He was world pursuit champion in 1980 and 1986. He became a regular in six day track racer during the 1980s, winning 23 six days. As a result, he was Britain's most successful six day rider and received a MBE for services to cycling in 1989.
In 1989 Tony Doyle suffered from a serious brain injury and multiple fractures at the Munich Six day. He was given the last rites and was in a coma for ten days. He spent six weeks in ITU, followed by two months in a rehabilitation centre. Due to the extent of his injuries it was predicted that he would be unable to return to professional racing. However, against all odds, he took silver in the team pursuit at the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.
We are currently looking for additional supportive Patrons to help raise awareness of Headway Surrey. If you have an interest in helping those with brain injury to access the support they need. Or if you know someone with a brain injury, or if indeed it is yourself. Then we would love to hear from you.
Ideally you will bring something to the role, which will support Headway Surrey.
- You might be well known.
- You might be influential.
- You might be well respected.
- You might be someone who is an expert in their own field.
- You might be a successful sports person.
- You might have good business connections in Surrey.
- You might be known in the media or a celebrity.
- You might be a surgeon or medical expert with an interest in brain injury.
- You might be a politician or royally connected.
Patrons come in all shapes and sizes. So if you wish to help us in this way, please do get in contact with Joint CEO Sonja Freebody or Maggee Fulleylove to discuss.
Your involvement can be as little or as much as you would like to offer. The choice would be yours. Your support could make a big difference.