Born in Pembrokeshire, his life-time career has been in entertainment with an international reputation as a comedian, broadcaster, lecturer, and as one of Britain’s premier pantomime performers. A “King” of the Grand Order of Water Rats and Free Man of the City of London, his involvement with a variety of charities gained him the MBE in 1989.

In the 1980s, as Chairman for Wales of the Variety Club of Great Britain, he became aware that Wales was the only country in Europe which had no specialised children’s hospital. As a founder-member of the original committee, he contributed towards the creation of this splendid hospital – and has continued as a Trustee of Noah’s Ark.