About Ataxia UK Board of Trustees Robert Perkins Robert has been an actor for 30 years. He has also produced and directed critically acclaimed and award winning theatre and film. He is the voice of many familiar brands and reads audio books for the charity Listening Books. Robert also teaches drama and performance skills at Ballet Central. In May 2018, Robert sadly lost his aunt due to ataxia and promised himself to do everything he could to help people with the condition and hopefully one day find a cure. His mother has lived with ataxia for 40 years. This has been Robert's inspiration to join the charity as a Trustee. Robert also has a strong fundraising drive, having run five marathons. He intends to run for Ataxia UK again in the 2019 London marathon.