Ambassadors & Friends of Big Buddy
Big Buddy makes a positive difference to boys without a dad in their lives. Our ambassadors take it that one step further.
One of seven children raised in Masterton, Roman Travers graduated from the Wellington based New Zealand Radio Training School in 1995. Over the years, Roman has held many roles within radio, TV, and as a voice over artist. Roman currently hosts In My Day on Saturday night and Overnight Talk on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday mornings on Newstalk ZB. Roman was already involved with Big Buddy when he became an ambassador, having forged an amazing relationship with his Little Buddy Aidan 5 years ago. Roman, himself grew up without a father, and jumped at the chance to make a difference for a young boy.
Jason Gunn is an iconic and well loved New Zealand television and radio personality. He launched his career with The Son of a Gunn Show, accompanied by his sidekick Thingie. He went on to co-host children’s programme What Now, Wheel of Fortune and the Rich List, took part in Dancing with the Stars, and forged a strong presence in radio including afternoon shows on radio stations Classic Hits and More FM. He currently runs a communication company 'Easily Said'. Jason is himself a father to four children.
Grant Fox MBE is a former rugby union player and selector. He was a member of the All Blacks team that won the inaugural Rugby World Cup in 1987. Grant dominated the All Black first five eighths position in the late 1980s through to the mid 90s, and was one of the most potent scorers in all test history. He is also the proud father of world class golfer, Ryan Fox.
Friends of Big Buddy
Friend of Big Buddy Nadia Lim
We are so grateful for the generosity of Friend of Big Buddy Nadia Lim.
This incredibly busy woman does whatever she can for us, including hosting guests.
Annette, Chris, Janie, Brent and Steve’s expectations were totally exceeded, when they won a one-of-a-kind auction item from our Fantail & Turtle fundraising lunch, to have lunch with Nadia.
Not only did they have lunch with Nadia at Gibbston Valey and tour Peregine Wines, but she also gave them a personal tour of her Farm, topping an unbelievable day in the South Island sun.
Thanks Nadia. Big Buddy appreciated your warmth and support.
What's the next step?
Are you a mum or carer looking for a Big Buddy for your boy? Are you a man who is interested in becoming a Big Buddy? Find out more right here.