Will is a freelance IT Systems consultant and manages all things digital for Lasting Memories. At weekends he can be found standing in a field with a bat dodging cricket balls
Cancer has a way of affecting many people, whether it is close friends or family. Back in 2009, Ryan lost his Mum to breast cancer and the memories they made, with friends and family close by, in their final weeks together will always stay with him.
When given the opportunity to become a Trustee with Lasting Memories, who help give others a better opportunity, like he had, to create memories, he couldn’t say no. Ryan believes that what the trust has achieved so far is great and is looking forward to helping us achieve our aims.
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.
In her professional capacity, Becky is a counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working in the mental well-being sector with adults, children and young people. Over the past ten years she has volunteered her time with various charities and specialises in supporting child bereavement. Upon becoming a Trustee, she said: “it is an honour to be entrusted as a committee member with Lasting Memories Cancer Trust.”
Cancer Research UK statistics state that ‘every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer’. Therefore, she is passionate about the aims and principles of offering support to our local community affected by cancer and by working together she feels we can make a difference.
Gareth became a trustee of Lasting Memories to try and make life a little better for people affected by cancer. Having volunteered at a homeless shelter, he saw the direct impact that giving up a few hours every month can have on someone’s life. Being a trustee has enabled him to be more involved in helping more people.
Like many of his fellow trustees, Gareth knows people that have been impacted by cancer and is comforted that the charity can help remove unnecessary stress, make lives a little easier and give families a memory that will last forever.
In his professional life Gareth works in service and process improvement, giving him highly transferable skills that benefit the running of the charity.
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.
Left bereft by the passing of his brother and mother, Joe is motivated to make a difference to the lives of other people facing cancer, based on his lived experiences. As vice-chair of Lasting Memories he is proud to be working with great people to improve well-being and quality of life for the charity’s beneficiaries.
In his professional capacity, Joe brings a wealth of experience in project management and business and strategy planning. He also has extensive knowledge of the public health sector.
Luke is a co-founder and chair of Lasting Memories Cancer Trust. The charity was established to ease the burden that diagnosis, treatment and recovery place on families affected by cancer and as an ongoing tribute following the loss of his brother and mum, both at a young age, to cancer.
In the wake of these sad events Luke raised over £15,000 for numerous charities, cycling from London to Geneva in 2018 and then Geneva to Malta in 2019. Luke has worked in healthcare, within the NHS, for the past seven years, predominantly in exercise and rehabilitation. This has given him both personal and professional experience of the turmoil of illness.