Ray Crawford, Chairman of Variety Northern Region presented Denise Welch, long-time supporter of Variety with an Ambassador’s Award on the set of Loose Women on 21st January.

Over the years, Denise has made several appearances at Variety’s fundraising events and attended many Sunshine Coach presentations. She also presented Celebrity Ambassador Joe McElderry with his Variety Silver Heart in 2013 and has helped to raise much-needed funds at numerous events.

In 2009, Denise was presented with a Variety Silver Heart alongside her then-husband, Tim Healy at the Civic Centre in Newcastle.