Our trustees

We are managed by a Board of Trustees who are governed by a memorandum and articles of association. The trustees are responsible for the overall philosophy and policies and are accountable for the solvency and continuing effectiveness of the hospice.

Tim Halstead in gardens
Tim Halstead (Chair)

Tim is a solicitor and joined the trustees in 2013. He chaired the Finance and Resources Committee before becoming chair or the board in 2017.

Jenny Wilkinson in gardens
Jenny Wilkinson

Jenny and her family were one of the first to use the hospice. Jenny helps our volunteer gardeners to help maintain the site and keep it a peaceful place for families.

Jenny Slee in gardens
Jenny Slee

Jenny is a solicitor and joined the board in 2013. She wants to help children, young people and their families in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas.

Zoe Donaldson in gardens
Zoe Donaldson

Zoe Donaldson is a Programme Manager with NHS England and brings a range of skills to the board of trustees.

Mike Millington in gardens
Mike Millington

Mike joined the board in 2013. He is passionate about providing care and support to the families that use our services.

Stephen Plews in gardens
Stephen Plews

Steven takes an active role in supporting our fundraising teams and is also a member of the Finance and Resource committee.

Sue Rumbold in gardens
Sue Rumbold

Sue joined the board in 2015 and is a passionate advocate for the right care and support for all children and families in the place of their choice.

Barry Wright in gardens
Professor Barry Wright

Professor Barry Wright is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Barry is keen to promote the voice of families and making sure they have a positive experience.

Tim Straughan in gardens
Tim Straughan

Tim joined the board in 2017 and chairs the Finance and Resources Committee. He wants to use his experience to help the hospice provide the best possible personalised care.

Rifhat Malik in gardens
Rifhat Malik MBE

Rifhat Malik MBE is a professional health and fitness instructor. Her strong passion for this area of work, combined with her experience, makes her a great addition to the board.

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Dr Anne-Marie Childs

Anne-Marie has been working as a consultant paediatric neurologist. She is looking forward to working with her fellow trustees in delivering the vision of palliative care for every child and young person.

Patricia Mckinney in gardens
Emeritus Professor Patricia McKinney

Tricia has a background in research on improving the health and care of children with a variety of serious conditions. She currently represents the Martin House Research Centre based at the University of York

Photo of Gordon Singer in front of patio house window.
Gordon Singer

Gordon became a director in 2018. He is a member of our Finance and Resources Committee where he hopes to use his experience to support our finance team.

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