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NBTA Ambassadors

Alesha Dixon (NBTA Ambassador)

“I am honoured that I have been asked to be a Donor Ambassador for the NBTA. Black and Asian people are dying because there are not enough people from our communities coming forward as stem cell or organ donors. We can change this.”

Alesha Dixon is a singer and TV personality. She first found fame in the female pop group Mis-Teeq when her distinctive vocal style made her stand out from the rest of the band. Since leaving Mis-Teeq, Alesha has appeared in a number of television shows. She has presented the MOBO Awards, CD:UK and the TV coverage of the BRIT Awards. Alesha has also made guest appearances on the BBC current affairs programme, This Week, as well as winning the 2007 series of Strictly Come Dancing and is presently a judge on Britain’s Got Talent.

Colin Salmon (NBTA Champion)
Colin Salmon is one of Britain’s most renowned actors. With a bold voice and posture, Colin makes his characters a favourite among audiences for every role he plays. The actor’s best-known character is M’s right-hand man, Officer Robinson, in the James Bond franchise. He’s also put in some notable appearances in Resident Evil and Match Point, while his small screen outings include Judge John Deed and Prime Suspect 2. In addition to his film work, Colin Salmon often lends his richly reverberating vocal chords to voice-over work, and he can frequently be found on the London stage.

David Harewood (NBTA Champion)

“As a stem cell donor, I know how important it is for people from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds to come forward and sign up to donate their blood, organs and stem cells. By becoming a donor, you have the potential not only to save someone’s life, but to change the lives of their friends and family too.”

David Harewood began a career in 1990 and appeared in The Hawk, Great Moments in Aviation, Harnessing Peacocks, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Macbeth on the Estate, Strings and Ballykissangel. He is very well known for his television appearances on Homeland, The Vice and Fat Friends and his movie roles in Blood Diamond and The Merchant of Venice.

Beverley Knight (NBTA Champion)
Beverley has performed live & collaborated with legendary artists including: Prince, Santana, Jamiroquai, Courtney Pine, Roni Size, Jools Holland, Redman, Musiq Soulchild, Wyclef Jean, Bryan Adams, Lionel Richie, Take That, Ronnie Wood, Chaka Khan. She has had several sell out headline tours of the UK including shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, most recently in 2009. And she performed at the closing ceremony of the London Paralympics.