fly2help is supported Patrons who are passionate about the charity.

Our Patrons are high profile individuals who are as passionate about aviation as we are. They help raise the profile of fly2help by promoting the Charity and by attending our high profile fundraising events, such as our annual Gala Dinner.

Mandy Shepherd

Mandy Shepard

Mandy is an artist whose work is known for its remarkable attention to detail. Traditionally a painter of wildlife, Mandy has recently moved into the world of aviation art and has frequently been commissioned by the Armed Forces to capture a variety of military activities. Mandy has most generously supported fly2help since early 2009 having donated a number of incredible and unique paintings for our fundraising events.


Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy


Sir Glenn joined the Royal Air Force in 1974 after gaining a degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College, London. He has had a distinguished career, flying the Jaguar, Hawk and Tornado aircraft in reconnaissance and attack roles, holding command in Germany and senior operational roles in Iraq, Kosovo, Oman and Afghanistan. During his flying career, Sir Glenn has amassed some 4300 hours of fast-jet flying, predominately on Jaguar, Hawk and Tornado, but also on Typhoon. He became Chief of the Air Staff in 2006 and retired from the Royal Air Force in 2009.