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Mix96 presenter named as charity patron

Nathan Cooper has been chosen by Animal Antiks to help promote the work they do.

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 6:07am 27th April 2018. (Updated at 9:14am 27th April 2018) 3-minute read.

Mix96 presenter named as charity patron

A Mix96 presenter has become a patron of an Aylesbury Vale charity.

Nathan Cooper was picked by Animal Antiks to represent the work they do with disadvantaged and disabled children.

The charity have recently moved from Stoke Mandeville to a new home in North Marston and now support 60+ children and young people each week, with a range of disabilities and disadvantages, including emotional, behavioural, special needs and mental health difficulties.

Animal Antiks is unique and revolutionary in its approach and that suits perfectly the Mix96 presenter.

Sarah Kettlety said:

"Nathan was an obvious choice for us when choosing a Patron; role modelling plays a large part in our work and Nathan has the qualities our young people can relate and aspire to."

Animal Antiks - Sarah

Nathan has been a well-known voice on Mix96 for 21 years, and can be heard on weekdays between 10am and 2pm.

He said:

"I first visited Animal Antiks in 2014 for a feature we running on Mix96. I spent several hours with the team, enjoying a hands-on experience to learn about what they do and how it helps young people.

"I was amazed at the difference Sarah, Katrina & Nick were making, and it was an absolute joy to see the positive effect the charity has on the lives of those it helps.

"I was honoured to be asked to take the role of Patron; the work that charities the size of Animal Antiks do often goes un-noticed, and hopefully I can help to help raise their profile.

"I also look forward to spending more time with the team at the new North Marston facility, and seeing more young people benefit from the scheme."

More about the charity

Animal Antiks was created to meet the emotional needs and development of children and young people which was found to be lacking, due to the demands and restraints placed on the educational system.

The charity are now in their 4th year, but the last 18 months have been extremely busy, achieving charity status and the move from the original base in Stoke Mandeville to our much larger site in North Marston, which allows us to offer greater opportunities and experiences for the children and young people we support.

Animal Antiks are holding an Open Afternoon for relevant professionals today between Mid-day and 4pm and an Open Day for the public on Saturday 28th April between 10am - 4pm.

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