Leona Lewis announces Simon Cowell and James Arthur as Brentwood animal sanctuary’s new ambassadors
PUBLISHED: 12:00 06 December 2019
Notorious X Factor judge Simon Cowell said he jumped at the chance to become one of Hopefield Animal Sanctuary’s new ambassadors.
Leona Lewis has announced Simon Cowell, Steve Aoki, James Arthur and Diane Warren as the new ambassadors for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in Sawyers Hall Lane.
The sanctuary's mission is to provide a safe and loving home for abused, abandoned and neglected animals.
Simon Cowell said: "As a huge animal lover when Leona told me about the work that they are doing at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary I immediately jumped at the chance to help support.
"The passion that I felt from Leona was immense and the way she described some of the individual rescue stories to me has made a huge impact.
"They provide a safe home for over 500 animals on 53 acres in Essex and are positively changing the lives of animals that would otherwise have very different stories.
"I am excited to be an ambassador for them and help bring awareness to their work.
"Any support will be much appreciated and will make a difference."
Leona Lewis, who is a trustee at Hopefield, said she was looking forward to working closely with the new ambassadors to raise awareness and funds.
She said: "I am so thankful to my kind friends for joining me in my mission at Hopefield Animal Sanctuary to promote humane behaviour towards animals all over the world, starting right at home for me in the UK.
"Their support of the sanctuary will help us to continue to rescue those animals most in need who have been abused, abandoned or neglected."
Singer and songwriter James Arthur, is another previous winner of X Factor to join Hopefield as an ambassador.
He said: "The work that Hopefield Animal Sanctuary does is simply amazing- the way they impact animal lives in such a transformative and positive way, giving abused, mistreated and sick animals a forever home makes me feel so proud to be involved.
"I needed to be a part of the work that they do.
"I'm so happy Leona brought this special place to my attention and I can't wait to let my fans worldwide get to know more about them."
Hopefield aims to promote humane behaviour towards animals around the world by providing appropriate care, protection, treatment, dietary needs and security for animals which are in need of care and attention.
The award-winning DJ and music producer, Steve Aoki, said he was honoured to become an ambassador for an "amazing cause".
He said: "I'm lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel the world with my music, which has allowed me to meet and interact with people and animals from all over. "This global focus is something Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in England embodies as well by caring for so many mistreated, neglected and sick animals from all around the world.
"They actively work to raise awareness for better animal welfare worldwide, and that is something that resonates deeply with me."
American songwriter Diane Warren added: "I am very proud to be an ambassador for Hopefield Animal Sanctuary in the UK.
"They have been rescuing unwanted and mistreated animals in need for over 30 years, giving them a safe loving home and the medical attention they need.
"Leona has been telling me about them and their mission for years.
"As a sanctuary they do rely on public support so I wanted to lend my voice to help raise awareness of this magical place and the great work they are trying to do."
To support Hopefield visit its donation website.