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.

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!

Chrissy Nichols

Trustee

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What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden

I had breast cancer in 2021 and wanted to help other people by spreading the message that education, awareness and the early detection of breast cancer saves lives. Having undergone surgery and treatment for breast cancer I also felt able to support people diagnosed with breast cancer drawing on my own personal experience

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

I’m a business founder, owner and director. I’ve also created a foundation within my business to support charitable and community events for which I’m chairwomen. 

I’m also chairwomen of The London Freight Club, which raises money for charitable causes and I also support other local charities and community groups in Essex.

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

I have a love of all cultures but especially the Indian culture and a fun thing about me is I own a Tuk Tuk.

Christine Wyatt

Trustee

What inspired you to become a trustee for Lady McAdden?

My Mum rang Lady McAdden when she found a lump in her breast. She was aware of the charity found it approachable and it helped her get quickly into treatment. I’m interested in helping make sure the next generation also know about Lady McAdden and how it can help them, there is so much more awareness raising we need to do!

 

What skills do you think you bring to Lady McAdden?

With a management consulting background in both large and small businesses, I can bring skills including marketing, planning and project management to support the team and of course my time to help with whatever is needed.

 

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

I’m passionate about flowers, love arranging them less successful at growing them!

Trevor Murray

Honorary President

How did you become involved with Lady McAdden?

I joined Lady McAdden back in 1997 and left my active role on the board of Directors/Trustee in 2012. I am now a retired solicitor and I still enjoy participating in the charity activities, being able to support with my knowledge and experience of the charity.

Lynne Young

Honorary Vice-President

How did you become involved with Lady McAdden?

My family were connected to the founders of Lady McAdden including Norma Heigho and Lady McAdden herself. The council ran a lottery back then and I used to sell the tickets to raise money for BUST. Mary who was the secretary worked with us at the Civic and she asked me to join as a Trustee. I wanted to bring the ‘normal’ person view to the board, having my regular mammograms (although it started with the freezing us, later mammograms) and Breast Examinations, now replaced with the new format of Breast Awareness. 

I retired from being an active Trustee due to family commitments in 2020 and continue to advocate and support the charity.

 

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