Our Patron

Michelle Ackerley

Michelle Ackerley is an English television presenter and journalist, best known for her work on BBC programmes such as Watchdog and The One Show.


Michelle has been a dedicated patron of arts charity Venture Arts for over six years. Through her work she has supported the inclusion of learning disabled people in the arts and been a committed and very valuable support for the cause. Michelle cares greatly about the people we work with and as such, has supported young people in arts workshops, advocated for the organisation, raised much needed funds for us, zip-wiring off the top of the Imperial War Museum and even featuring on Celebrity Mastermind last year with her specialist subject being Columbo!!


We cannot overstate the impact of Michelle’s endorsement for the organisation, her approach is super-kind, intelligent and she has a genuine affinity for the transformative potential of the arts and for improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society.




Venture Arts Patron Michelle Ackerley's Journey to Success