About us Our Patrons We are very fortunate to have a number of Patrons who support the Trust in many ways. Helen Baxendale Helen has worked extensively in television and theatre. Credits include Cardiac arrest, Cold Feet, Truth or Dare, An Unsuitable job for a Woman, Friends and most recently, Cuckoo. Helen lives in Richmond and has a great interest in the Environment. Gordon BuchananWildlife film maker noted for his contributions to Big Cat Diary, Springwatch and his most recent series Grizzly Bear Cubs and Me. Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable MPLeader of the Liberal Democrats and Member of Parliament for Twickenham. Zac Goldsmith MPMember of Parliament for Richmond Park. Outside of his work as an MP, Zac raises funds for a wide range of conservation and environmental campaigns. Sir Donald InsallSir Donald is a British architect, conservationist and author, who has been described as "one of the leading conservation architects of his generation. He founded architectural the conservation practice Donald Insall Associates. Axel SchefflerAxel is the best-selling illustrator of many favourite children’s picture books, including the award-winning The Gruffalo. Born in Hamburg, West Germany, Axel moved to England in 1982 and studied at the Bath Academy of Art. He now lives in Richmond, where he works from his attic studio.