Patrons and Ambassadors

Our patrons and ambassadors

play a key part in promoting St. John’s College.

They advocate for autistic young people, such as our learners, and help us raise money for the charity.

Our current patrons and ambassadors for St. John’s College are:

Lloyd Russell-Moyle

MP for Brighton, Kemptown and Peacehaven since 2017

Lloyd Russell-Moyle was born in Brighton. He studied at Sussex Downs and worked nights in Tesco and a pub, before working for East Sussex County Council and working outside the area. Lloyd has worked for the UN, been Vice President of the European Youth Forum and has led on projects on Inclusion, Education, Employment, Youth Rights, Anti-Discrimination and Mobility.

“More than 100 years ago Ambrose Gorham set up a fund to support primary education in Telscombe Village. He did this because he knew that education is at the heart of community. It is often schools that bring generations together, that transform communities and help our children achieve their dreams. Community education has been at the heart of Peacehaven and Telscombe schools since then.”

You can read more about Lloyd’s views and background by visiting his website .

Jenny Jones, Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb

Member of the House of Lords

Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb is a British politician and member of the House of Lords. She served as Deputy Mayor of London from May 2003 – June 2004.

On the London assembly, her prime focus areas are transport, housing, and policing. She also focuses on environmental concerns, agriculture, crime, civil law, justice, and rights.

““I could have picked anywhere in Britain as my place name but, although I have lived in other places for longer, Moulsecoomb just had that pull for me as the time when my parents passed on their views on social responsibility.”

You can read more about the Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb’s views and background by clicking .

Maria Caulfield

MP for Lewes since 2015

Maria Caulfield is a MP for Lewes and Sussex. She was born to Irish immigrant parents, grew up in London and became a Nurse after leaving school. As a nurse, she specialised in cancer research and moved to the south coast of England and worked at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. She became involved with politics after joining a campaign to save local hospitals in the Brighton area.

I would like to thank you for choosing a working class nurse like myself for this seat because very often you hear about politicians not being from the real world and I certainly am.”

You can read more about Maria’s views and background by visiting her website .