Our Board of Trustees bring a wealth of knowledge, skills, passion and experience. They meet formally every two months and provide valuable strategic guidance, governance and support to the staff team. They really DO 'Do Something Amazing' and Helen's Trust is incredibly lucky and grateful to all our Trustees.
I am so fortunate to have been a founding trustee of Helen's Trust and also to be a jobbing GP who can really see the impact and different that Helen's Trust makes to the local community.
I absolutely know that it is right for each individual to have the choice and the right to be able to die in their own home and in my years of General Practice have had this reaffirmed to me time after time. Beneficiaries have far more peaceful deaths and families have far better experiences, both at the time of their death and in their bereavement.
I bring many years of work and understanding of the world of medicine and health in the community, and also my passion for the core values of the charity. I am privileged to be a part of this charity and feel energised by it's work daily.
Helen's Trust is a local charity for me, and I have been aware of its fantastic work for a number of years. I volunteered to help at some events and then realised that I may also be able to support the charity in a different way by using my experience as a Partner in a large national legal firm and by contributing my legal and management skills as a trustee.
It is incredibly rewarding to play a real part in the strategy of the charity, and a privilege to work alongside such a dynamic team who come from very different professional backgrounds but are united by a passion to support people with terminal illness.
I first became aware of Helen's Trust when I ran the Chatsworth 10K and, through personal experience, I quickly realised the importance of their fantastic work and the impact it has on beneficiaries and their families.
I am a Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at Sheffield Hallam University and joined the board because I felt that the importance of quantum mechanics to the effective operation of charities is often understated, maybe not though! However I hope my management and leadership experience can help Helen's Trust. It is inspiring and energising to be working with such a great group of highly committed people for such a worthwhile cause.
As a senior manager in a accountancy practice, I work for a range of third sector organisations but don’t have exposure to the operational aspects of such organisations.
I feel privileged to have been asked to join the trustee board of Helen’s Trust. I’ve gained fresh perspective, knowing that you can make a difference to individuals towards the end of their lives and working with such a dedicated team is so fulfilling. I’m honoured to be part of such an amazing organisation.
Lucy’s career started in oncology nursing in Sheffield. Lucy went on to become a Health Visitor and then into various management roles within the NHS in Derbyshire. During some of this time Lucy was a Trustee for Helen’s Trust.
In 2011 Lucy left the NHS to become Chief Executive of Helen’s Trust. She followed this with four and half years as Chief Executive of Ashgate Hospicecare, based in North Derbyshire. During this time Lucy also had a national role as Chair of the Hospice Quality Partnership (HQP), a national buying consortium for hospices and affiliate partners.
Lucy is now Chief Executive of One Health Group, an independent healthcare provider based in Sheffield. Lucy was recently awarded an Honoarary degree of Doctor of Medicine by the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her influence in End of Life Care.
Given her breadth of experience in charity and end of life care services, Lucy was recently asked to come back to Helen’s Trust as a Trustee, to help support the ongoing journey and development of this local charity.