Our Patrons



Georgian-born Katie Melua signed with Mike Batt’s record label Dramatico in September 2002. When she released her third album in 2007, she was top-selling UK-based female artist in the world.

Katie’s career has been an exciting rollercoaster ride with several world tours, numerous awards and many special moments – for instance, performing for Nelson Mandela with Queen, dining at Buckingham Palace with the Queen, becoming a British citizen, performing a gig at the bottom of the North Sea, walking the Great Wall of China, and playing at London’s O2 Arena.

In January 2013 Katie became Gift of Life patron.