Mrs Victoria Billings

Chairperson, Trustee

"Having known Grace since she was a bump in her mummy’s tummy and watching her develop over her 4 short but beautiful years, I have seen first-hand the utter devastation childhood cancer causes.

My role as trustee is therefore very personal and makes me even more determined to be able to use my marketing expertise and experience for this worthy cause. I have 12 years of marketing experience, including event management, advertising, PR, social media, digital project management and promotional campaigns. First and foremost however, I am a mother and nothing drives me more to support research into childhood cancer than the hope that we can make a difference to the families affected."

Dr Jennifer Kelly

Founder and Director

"On 8th November 2014 I lost my beautiful girl to childhood cancer. I could not change this for Grace but we are fighting for other children.

Grace left behind a wish to help and take care of others and this is what I am are determined to do. If we can help stop one family facing the future that we now face without Grace, this work will be worthwhile."

Grace's wish of helping other children is central to all we do.

Dr Rachel Purves

Secretary, Trustee

"I got to know Grace through her friendship with my daughter. They were at Pre-School together and had only been in Reception Class at school for 6 weeks before Grace suddenly became ill. When she passed away just 3 weeks later this had and continues to have a huge impact on us as a family. In my work as a GP I have seen how devastating it is for all families affected by childhood cancer. This is why I wanted to help Jen by becoming a trustee in Grace's charity. There is much work to be done in finding better treatments for cancer in children as well as helping to support those families affected."

Mr Matthew Hepplethwaite

Treasurer, Trustee

Matthew has recently commenced as our new treasurer. We are delighted to welcome him to our team.

More about Matt to follow shortly.

Mrs Michelle Nolan

Community fundraiser and project worker

My daughter went to preschool with Grace, and like so many people, my family and I were devastated at the tragic news. I felt i wanted to do something to help and started by volunteering and fundraising for the Grace Kelly Ladybird Trust.  I was honoured to be asked to join the GKLT team as community fundraiser in 2017.

Representing GKLT is so important to me because I can see first hand the difference that the charity and Grace are making. I am very proud to be part of a such a great team of people all working hard to improve the lives of children with cancer.

Mrs Simone Montgomery

Administrator

When I heard Grace’s story, and what had been achieved in her memory, I just felt I had to get involved in some way. Having two children of my own, I feel more needs to be done to help the children and families affected by this awful disease.

Working for the GKLT has given me the opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives through fundraising and awareness campaigns. The funding of research into improving treatments is vitally important, and I’m passionate about contributing to this. I feel very honoured to be part of a team who are working very hard to improve the lives of children with cancer.

Mrs Fiona Chew

Human Resources, Trustee

Fiona has recently joined us as a Trustee and we are delighted to welcome her to the team.

 More will follow about Fiona shortly.

Mr Mark Flanaghan

Mark has recently joined us as a Trustee and we are delighted to welcome him to the team.

 More will follow about Mark shortly.