They make sure that we fulfil our objectives and adhere to the organisation’s philosophy and values. They do this by making sure that Help the Hospices operates in a manner that:
uses assets and resources for charitable purposes
gives due attention to charitable and company law
adheres to the organisation’s philosophy and values
upholds the reputation of the organisation.
75 percent of our trustees of Help the Hospices have been elected from within and by member hospices, with the remaining 25 percent being co-opted.
Who they are
Anne Duchess of Norfolk CBE founded Help the Hospices in 1984.
Our vice presidents are:
- Michael Bayley
- Martyn Lewis
- Mick Thorpe
- Hilary McNair
- Hugh Scurfield
- Professor David Clark.
The chair of our Board of Trustees is The Rt. Hon. Lord Howard of Lympne, CH, QC, and the deputy chair is Peter Holliday, chief executive, St Giles Hospice.
The rest of our trustees are:
|Dr Ros Taylor
||Hospice director, Hospice of St Francis Berkhamsted
||Chief executive, St Cahterine's Hospice, Preston
||Trustee, St Anns Hospice Manchester
||Chief executive, Oakhaven Hospice Lymington
||Chair of trustees, Rowcroft - The Torbay and South Devon Hospice
Chairman, Hospiscare Exeter and Butterfly Children's Hospices
| Lee Barker
||Chief executive, St Catherine's Hospice Scarborough
||Chair of Trustees, St John's Hospice, Lancaster
Each trustee sits on at least one board committee, and some also sit on organisational reference groups.
You can find out more about the governance of Help the Hospices in our Articles and Memorandum of Association.