Chair of the Trustees
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.
Bronwyn became a Trustee in 2021. She moved to Cumbria on retirement from the NHS in 2018. After training in paediatrics and clinical genetics in Australia, she moved to the UK in 1993 to take up a position in the NHS. Her NHS roles included Consultant Clinical Geneticist, and Associate Medical Director, the latter post with a particular responsib…
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.
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.
Joseph joined the Board of Trustees in April 2021 after moving to Cumbria from Essex. For the past 20 years he has worked in the Education sector as a Tutor, Middle Manager and Senior Manager. His subject specialism is Business and Enterprise, and he has a practical interest in Human Resource Development. As a qualified Business Advisor and Mentor…
Mark joined the Board of Trustees in April 2021. In 2017 Mark’s Dad, Brian, spent his final days in the hospice and Mark and his family were blown away by the care, support and friendliness they were shown by all the Eden Valley Hospice team. The hospice made his family’s last few days together special and they often recall them.
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.
Mark Elliott, who spent more than three decades working as a journalist and manager in BBC local radio, including half of that in Cumbria, was instrumental in instigating a very successful charity partnership between BBC Radio Cumbria and Jigsaw after seeing the exceptional services being delivered by the hospice.