James Graham
St. Helens and England Rugby League Star

We are incredibly proud and honoured to have James Graham as a patron for Team Evie! Ex St. George Illawara Dragons and Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and current St. Helens star James is the most capped England player ever and has won the Challenge Cup 3 times and also the Super League Grand Final! He is a true legend of the game and we are so thrilled to have him on board as part of Team Evie!

James spreads the word of Team Evie and the work we do and gets involved with events and donations when he is back home!


Katy Daley-Mclean
World Cup winning England Captain!

We are so proud to have Katy Daley-Mclean MBE as a patron of Team Evie!! Katy is an increibly inspirational lady who has achieved EVERYTHING in her sport – she has won five 6 Nations Championships, is an Olympian, has appeared in 3 World Cup Finals and captained England to win the World Cup in 2014!!

Following these successes Katy was awarded an MBE, was included in Debrets 500 most influential people in their field, won the North East Sports Personality of the Year and picked a whole host of awards along with her team!

We are thrilled to have Katy in Team Evie and really look forward to working with her to raise awareness, raise funds and host some amazing events!

To find out more about Katy you can head to her website

James Eves
Zira Life, Inspiration North & Work Pirates

James is from the North East of England. He speaks 3 languages, has an MBA and brings almost 2 decades of experience working across 3 continents. He has started multiple businesses, supported other entrepreneurs, and been in the big corporate worlds across the real estate, construction, manufacturing and training sectors.

He is a Gallup® certified strengths coach – founding his own coaching business Zira Life. He is Managing Director & Co-Founder of Inspiration North – a company that helps people build the tools and inspiration to live a life full of meaning, purpose and joy. He is also the 1st Mate & Co-Founder of Work Pirates – a company that designs and delivers compassionate programmes that unshackle your talent and leave happier, more productive workplaces.

We invited James to join Team Evie as a patron to tap into his presence and network within business in the North East and beyond, plus his head full of ideas.

The One Million Steps challenge came from an introduction that James made, which has been our main fundraising source during covid.

He jokes about being the most unfit of the patrons but will use this to spur him on in future One Million Steps challenges!