About Us

Our Trustees

Lady McAdden is both a registered charity and limited company. Our Trustees are both Trustees and Directors, and are elected on a 4 yearly rotation.

The Trust’s governance documents require a minimum of 3 and maximum of 10 Trustees. All Trustees are volunteers and give their time free of charge.

If you are interested in volunteering to become a Trustee, then please contact us to discuss what is involved.

Alan Kirkman

Chair of Trustees

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I thought my business experience and that I had created and run other charities could be of help to Lady McAdden.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

To be a critical friend to help form strategies to improve and develop the services the trust offers.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

I have played the dame in pantomime 4 times

Lisa Marston

Vice Chair

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I had used Lady McAdden services since my thirties and found my visits very reassuring so when I was asked if I would consider being a board member I jumped at the chance.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

I had a lot of experience in my career of providing a wide range of public services, developing business plans and forming partnerships with other organisations so I felt I had something to contribute.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

 今日は – I am currently learning Japanese.

John Whiddon

Trustee

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I was retired, undertaking voluntary work at Southend Hospital and was asked if I would like to be a Trustee. I had time and the challenge of delivering the objectives of Lady McAdden was irresistible, so I said yes.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

Having worked in local Government for 40 years I have experience in the law, finance, administration, working as a team and how to get things done. Skills I think any organisation needs.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

I am an aircraft spotter, not many people know that.

Jo Jones

Trustee

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

Lady McAdden offer such an important and vital service to women in the community I live in. They are so reliant on others helping them to provide and grow the services they offer and I wanted to give some of my time to help them do this.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

I have a good network of friends in the local community and therefore I am able to engage people to support the Trust in many ways. My background is in communications so I also like to get involved with the key messaging that needs to go out through advertising, social media and the website.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

I love to paddle in the sea at Southend at least once a year whatever the weather and am happy to dip my toes in during the winter months, it’s just my thing!

Katrina Holland

Trustee

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I have had family members who have suffered from breast cancer. I also wanted to become more involved in the local community and being invited to apply for a role as a trustee of Lady McAdden was a great opportunity to become involved in an organisation with a strong local identity.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

I would say I bring legal knowledge, together with analytical skills and problem- solving abilities.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

My favourite cocktail is Whiskey Sour

Lynne Young

Trustee

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I have been involved since Lady McAdden was formed. My family also have had links with the charity, with my husbands mother being personal friends of the late Lady Dot McAdden and one the founding members, Norma Heigho.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

As someone who likes to be practical, I bring experience in fundraising and running events. I am happy to contribute at the sharp end, with collecting from the public, raising sponsorship from walking and attending events on behalf of Lady McAdden.  I have seen Lady McAdden evolve over the years and can also contribute my extensive experience of the charity history.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

Shhh! I’m going to share with you soon! 

Ken Johnson

Trustee

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I must admit to knowing nothing about Lady McAdden when the chairman at the time invited me to join the Board of Trustees.  I was drawn to the importance the charity placed on information and education about breast cancer, offering individual time to women in times of apprehension and uncertainty. As a Trustee I felt there was a contribution I could make to the challenges of change and opportunities it presented to develop services which complement what the NHS is providing. I concluded that no one service in isolation is able to defeat breast cancer but each together has the greatest positive effect on treatment and beating the disease. That remains my purpose as a Trustee.

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

My background is in social work, public sector management and teaching at Anglia Ruskin University. Now retired, I currently practice as a counselling therapist and student supervisor. I aim to bring a combination of these skills and experiences to my role as a Trustee. I am by nature a problem solver and learning how to manage finite resources and infinite need is a complex challenge, but as a Trustee one never stops learning.

Tell us a fun fact about you or something nobody else would know about you.

As a youngster I was fortunate to live close to a large park with an enormous boating lake. At the deepest end was a mooring for the motor launch which took visitors for trips and not conducive for small boys to engage in fishing for tiddlers. On this occasion it did not deter me and in my determination to stretch as far as I could to catch a larger than normal sized fish, I fell in. It was far too deep for me to wade out and I couldn’t swim. A passer-by jumped in and saved me. His name was Kenneth Johnson. What an amazing coincidence!

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©2021 Lady McAdden.
Registered Charity in England (1062336).
Registered company in England (03334552).
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