Meet the team

We have a fabulous team of Trustees and volunteers whose hard work allows us to make life brighter for families affected by cancer. They are all members of the communities that Lasting Memories support and have been affected by cancer in some capacity, whether through association with family, friends or colleagues.

Luke Capon

Co-Founder and Chair

Luke has worked in healthcare in the NHS for the past seven years, predominantly in exercise and rehabilitation. 

Luke lost both his brother and mum far too young to cancer. In wake of this, he raised over £15,000 for numerous charities cycling from London to Geneva in 2018 and Geneva to Malta in 2019 before co-establishing Lasting Memories Cancer Trust.

His experience has given him both personal and professional sight on the turmoil in illness and this is what drives him to make LMCT a successful charity.

‘After losing my brother and mum to cancer, setting up the charity felt like the perfect ongoing tribute. I wanted it to help ease the burden that diagnosis, treatment and recovery brings to families affected by cancer.’

Joe Capon

Co-Founder and Vice-Chair

Joe works in project management and business and strategy planning and has extensive knowledge of the public health sector.

Left bereft by the passing of his brother, Christian, and mum, Julie, Joe helped set up the charity. He wanted to make a difference to the lives of other people facing cancer.

‘I’m proud to be working with such great people. Together we hope to improve the wellbeing and quality of life for Lasting Memories’ beneficiaries.’

Lucy Capon

Co-Founder and Secretary

Lucy has been a full-time mum since leaving her recruitment role in 2016. This decision wasn’t taken lightly but enabled her to focus on her family’s needs after her husband’s cancer diagnosis.

As a family they were fortunate enough to experience a very happy, and memorable, charitable holiday, the memories of which will last forever. Lucy knows, first-hand, how important it is to create everlasting memories and is honoured to be able to help others achieve their own lasting memories.

Okako Djamboleka

Trustee

Okako has professional experience in Corporate Social Responsibility and communications. 

At Lasting Memories Cancer Trust she is responsible for securing corporate partnerships. She aims to provide local businesses with opportunities to create a positive social impact in the community by using their resources and influence to help LMCT.

‘Having been involved with charity work for most of my life, I joined Lasting Memories to offer my skills and experience to a cause that is universal and connects everyone.’

Ruth Forbes

Trustee

Ruth works for the NHS healthcare regulator in the NHS in the East of England, supporting the NHS to improve services for patients. She’s passionate about improving the quality of care for patients, including cancer services. She is a chartered accountant by background and is an experienced trustee. 

For Lasting Memories, Ruth uses her business planning, financial acumen, policy development skills and knowledge of the healthcare sector, to ensure our business plan reflects the growth we hope to achieve. 

‘I’ve experienced first hand the impact of cancer on people’s lives, with a number of close family members affected recently. Over the years I’ve tackled several ridiculous marathon and ultra marathon challenges to raise money for cancer charities. Now, I’m keen to support the brilliant work of Lasting Memories Cancer Trust.’

Carilyn Burman

Trustee

Carilyn currently works for a legal regulator. She has experience working with not-for-profits so has a good understanding of how charities operate.

Carilyn sits on the compliance and governance working group for LMCT. She ensures our policies are robust, we’re compliant with laws and the rules and regulations in order for us to maintain charity status.

‘Both of my parents passed away due to cancer. I’ve seen first-hand how cancer can affect a family, so I’m keen to help others enjoy life, particularly those who are undergoing treatment or have limited time left with their families.’

Graham Fulton

Treasurer

Graham is a chartered quantity surveyor who works in the energy and waste industry for a London-based developer. Graham’s current developments include two medical waste treatment facilities based in Malvern and Stoke. Graham has been appointed the Treasurer of Lasting Memories Cancer Trust due to his love of spreadsheets. Graham’s major downside is his support of Arsenal FC.

Rebecca Savill

Trustee

Rebecca is a qualified integrative person-centred counsellor and is a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP). She has a passion for specialising in trauma with young people and adults in therapy, is also a counselling tutor and supports a local child bereavement charity. 

Over the past eleven years she’s volunteered her time with various charities and now brings her experience to Lasting Memories, as part of our fundraising and events team and hopes to make a difference by raising vital funds to support families affected by a Cancer diagnosis.

‘Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer, I share in personal and professional experience the impact this may have on day-to-day living and hope to offer support to individuals and their families affected by Cancer in the local community.’

Gareth Clarke

Trustee

Gareth works in service and process improvement and has voluntarily worked at a homeless shelter. There he saw the direct impact a person can have on someone’s life by simply giving up a few hours of their time.

For Lasting Memories, Gareth works in operations and is responsible for ensuring applications are processed smoothly and efficiently to remove any unnecessary stress to the applicant.  He hopes he can make life better for people affected by cancer.

 ‘I know the impact cancer can have, but I’m comforted that Lasting Memories helps remove unnecessary stress for those affected by it and can provide families with the chance to create memories that will last forever.’