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Gyles Brandreth is a former appeals chairman, chairman and currently vice-president of the National Playing Fields Association, now known as Fields in Trust: www.fieldsintrust.org

In 1986 as chairman of the Barn Elms Protection Association, Gyles visited Sir Peter Scott to trigger the creation of what became the London Wetlands Centre: www.wwt.org.uk/visit/london

Gyles has served on the appeals committee of what used to be called Action Research for the Crippled Child, now www.action.org.uk‎ He is the patron of PetSavers, a division of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association dedicated to improving the health of pets, providing vets with a better understanding of the illnesses that affect animals: www.petsavers.org.uk

He is also a patron of the Polka Theatre for children in Wimbledon: www.polkatheatre.com, and an ambassador for the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre in Barnes: www.osoarts.org.uk and for the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond: www.orangetreetheatre.co.uk 

Other charities he supports include:

He is a patron, president or vice-president of a number of societies, including:

In 1971, Gyles Brandreth founded the National Scrabble Championships. He is the president of the Association of British Scrabble Players: www.absp.org.uk