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Trustees

Trustees

Christine Weaving

Vice-Chair of Trustees

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Committee Membership:

  • Clinical Governance (Vice Chair)
  • Remuneration & Employment

Christine became a Trustee in 2017, having lived in Cumbria since 1986. She has worked in the NHS since 1994, originally in a local GP practice and latterly in a wider role covering the North East and Cumbria. She applies this knowledge and experience to support the continued delivery and further development of excellent palliative care.

She has a particular interest in supporting the integration of services to make care more accessible to people in our local communities.


Carol Harvey

Carol Harvey

Committee Membership:

  • Income Generation (Chair)
  • Clinical Governance

Carol was appointed as a Trustee in 2015. She is a psychiatrist and has previously been medical director of mental health and community NHS trusts. She has personal experience of the excellent care provided by the hospice, and draws on her wide clinical and NHS managerial experience to support all aspects of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.


Elaine Close

Elaine Close

Committee Membership:

  • Income Generation
  • Finance, Audit & Risk

Elaine joined the Board in September 2019. She has lived in Kendal since 2001 and has 25 years’ senior management experience in community fundraising, with local and national charities. She is a strong advocate of hospice care, having witnessed the high level of specialist palliative care given to those with life limiting illnesses in her work at two Cumbrian hospices.

Elaine is applying her professional knowledge and experience of charity fundraising and previous NHS administration roles as a Trustee to help Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw prosper in the future.


Hilary Wade

Hilary Wade

Committee Membership:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk (Vice Chair)
  • Income Generation

Hilary became a Trustee in 2017. Her working background is in arts and heritage, having worked in both the public and not-for-profit sector. She moved to Cumbria in 2003 to take up the role of director of Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery in Carlisle.

After retiring from this role, she now applies her skills and experience in governance, event management, fundraising and project management in her role of Trustee at Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, to support the outstanding work of the staff and volunteers at the Hospice and the difference it makes within the community.


Izzy Bowles

Izzy Bowles

Committee Membership:

  • Clinical Governance (Chair)
  • Remuneration & Employment

Izzy became a Trustee in 2016. She trained to nurse both adults and children, spending the majority of her career working with children, including a spell as Head of Care in a children’s hospice in Kent. On moving to Cumbria, Izzy continued to work with children with life limiting illnesses, in both the community and at Eden Valley Hospice. Her final role was teaching on the Children’s Nurse degree programme at the University of Cumbria.

Since becoming a Trustee she has applied her professional palliative care and hospice experience to a more strategic role, particularly providing support for the ongoing development of Jigsaw. Izzy is the lead trustee for safeguarding.


 James Porter

James Porter

Committee Membership:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk (Chair)
  • Remuneration & Employment (Vice Chair)

James became a Trustee in 2016. Although now retired, he works as a student mentor, and offers coaching and mentoring to start-ups and small businesses. He also serves in various capacities on several educational, health and voluntary organisations and charities.

As a founding trustee of two charities, one concerning education and young people, the other about health and the environment, he brings extensive experience across many elements of this to the Hospice.


Rachael Bagshaw

Rachael Bagshaw

Committee Membership:

  • Income Generation
  • Employment & Remuneration

Rachael joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She is Managing Director of a digital advertising agency, through which she has been providing a level of support to the Hospice for the last 12 months.

Having had personal experience of the excellent care provided by the Hospice, she felt drawn to give something back, and to help ensure that the Hospice continues to be there for the patients and families who need them in years to come.


Rachael Stephenson

Rachael Stephenson

Committee Membership:

  • Finance, Audit & Risk
  • Remuneration & Employment

Rachael became a Trustee in September 2019. She is a partner in a local legal firm and is actively involved in a number of local charities.

She has personal experience of the significant impact that hospice services can make, and she is applying her legal and charity knowledge to the work of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.