Focus Foundation welcomes Anita Dobson as Patron

FOCUS Foundation, a charitable organisation headquartered in Sussex, has announced that Anita Dobson – renowned singer, stage, film, and television actress – has graciously accepted the position of the charity’s second patron. This follows her participation as a judge for the Sussex Superstars event at their Winter Ball fundraiser in February, marking her second consecutive year in the role as judge.

Upon accepting the role Anita responded:

“I’ve discovered kindred spirits amongst a small but mighty team of individuals who really value supporting and contributing to the community – I look forward to helping people and raising money for Focus Foundation so they can do good in the community for children because we all need a little help at times don’t we.”

Anita gained fame for her portrayal of Angie Watts in the 1980s on BBC1’s soap opera EastEnders. Beyond her acting career, she is widely recognised for her own philanthropic efforts, particularly her dedication to children’s charities and causes.

Anita brings a wealth of experience having worked closely with charities including The Matchgirls Memorial, REACT and Phab Kids.

Chris Goodman, Co-Founder and Trustee of Focus Foundation, said:

“We are so grateful to Anita, not only for being an outstanding judge once again this year but for accepting the role as patron alongside Andrew Bernardi. We are truly honoured to have Anita as part of the team and are looking forward to working with her to champion causes as we grow the Foundation in 2024 and beyond.”