Meet the CHECT team
We are a small but dedicated team of eleven people, based in London and Birmingham, and supported by our wonderful volunteers and ambassadors. Please do get in touch if you’d like to know more about our work – we’d love to hear from you.
Richard was appointed Chief Executive of the CHECT team and charity in April 2023. Prior to joining CHECT he was for five years the Chief Executive of a charity focussed on delivering improvements to day-to-day life to children and young people suffering from life limiting or serious illness living in UK’s highest areas of deprivation. Richard has spent over 20 years in the not-for-profit sector both on a permanent and interim basis.
When not working he keeps busy by running half and the occasional full marathons and undertaking several voluntary roles.
Richard works flexibly over 4 days, and you can contact him on 0207 377 5578 or Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sarah joined us in October 2019 and is based at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital where she makes contact with families having treatment for Rb.
Sarah has a background working with youth, being previously employed by the Teenage Cancer Trust and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Sarah’s passions include horse riding, climbing and enjoying a good book
Sarah works on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and you can contact her on 07526 594 762 or email@example.com.
Lena joined the CHECT Team in September 2021. She is based at the London office, providing support to families at The Royal London Hospital
Most recently, Lena worked as a Support Worker for Young Lives vs Cancer and, whilst there, worked with some families whose children were having treatment for retinoblastoma at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Lena works on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and you can contact her on 07706919996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priyanka joined the CHECT team in October 2023 as the Fundraising Manager and has over 10 years’ experience in fundraising and partnerships.
When not working, Priyanka loves travelling, keeping fit and spending time with friends and family.
Trusts and Foundations Fundraising Manager
Lizzie joined CHECT in November 2015, and is responsible for generating income through charitable trusts and foundations.
Lizzie has worked as a fundraiser for the past 12 years in both trusts and corporate roles, at several different child disability and medical research charities. She lives on the south coast with her husband and two young sons, and splits her time between working in the London office and from home.
Lizzie works Monday to Friday and you can contact her on 0207 377 5578 or email@example.com.
Isabella joined us in July 2021 and is responsible for raising awareness of retinoblastoma and the work that CHECT does. She looks after our media relations, InFocus newsletter, blog and social media accounts. Over the past decade Isabella has worked in journalism, social media and content creation – specifically working on eye care campaigns for over 9 years.
Isabella works flexible days over a three day week. She can be contacted via 0207 377 5578 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Support Services
Petra joined the trust in 2013. She is responsible for raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of Rb, and the need for urgent referral, with those health professionals who are a first point of contact for concerned parents. Petra’s background is in charity communications, and she most recently worked at Action for Blind People as PR manager.
Petra also put her fitness to the test when she ran 10k dressed as Super Girl!
Petra works four days a week and you can contact her on 0207 377 5578 or email@example.com.
Head of Finance and Operations
Fran joined in March 2019 and is delighted to be part of the CHECT team! She is bringing with her over ten years’ experience within finance, HR and office management, working in a range of sectors, from digital marketing, recruitment to residential services for young people with complex needs.
When not working, she is kept busy training in antenatal and early postnatal education and running around after her young sons.
Fran works Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, you can contact her on 0207 377 5578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative & Operations Manager
Beth joined us in June 2018 and is responsible for providing administrative support to the team.
Before joining us, Beth gained experience in customer service based roles and worked most frequently for libraries in the boroughs of Lewisham and Tower Hamlets, where the CHECT office is based.
Beth works Monday to Friday and you can contact her on 0207 377 5578 or email email@example.com.
Maddie joined us in April 2022 and is responsible for providing support across the whole CHECT team; helping with our fundraising activities, our support for families, and our communications and awareness raising. Maddie joins us from a background working in various roles within the arts and charity sectors, with a focus on education and empowering young people and individuals with disabilities.
Maddie works Monday to Friday and you can contact her on 0207 377 5578 or firstname.lastname@example.org.