Sally Phillips is a comic actress and writer instantly recognisable as one of the forces behind Channel 4’s award-winning comedy sketch show Smack The Pony. From I’m Alan Partridge, to Hippies, Green Wing, Miranda,
Parents and Veep, Sally has been a near-constant comic presence on British television for many years. She has
also starred in three
Bridget Jones films and The Decoy Bride, which she co-wrote.

Sally has a son with Down’s Syndrome and has written and spoken extensively on the issue of how we relate to
people with learning disabilities and what we can learn from them.
She learned of The Josephine and Jack Project while presenting us with our award at the National Diversity Awards ceremony at Liverpool Cathedral in September 2019. Sally said: “You don’t forget two life size cloth figures joining you on stage at an awards ceremony, so it’s fair to say I was intrigued to say the least! And the more I learned about Josephine and Jack and related it to my son’s experiences and my hopes and dreams for him, I became all the more sure that the work of The Josephine and Jack Project was something I wanted to support. I’m looking forward to working with the team to help expand its amazing impact.”