Sue Arnold, Trustee & Chair of the Board
It is really fantastic that I have had this opportunity to be involved in setting up Living On. I am a qualified nurse and health visitor and I have specialist knowledge in safe guarding children and children’s services. I bring personal qualities which are a passion for ensuring all children and families get the best quality of care and support.
My role in the charity is as a trustee and chair of the board and I see my key task is to ensuring good governance processes are in place. I have an honest and open approach and a real sense of fairness. I enjoy sharing, discussion and learning from each other. I welcome this opportunity to make a difference for children and families during a difficult time in their lives. To support the development of a much needed child focused bereavement service for our local community.
Gary Chapman, Trustee & Finance
It wasn’t a difficult decision to decide to give my time to help Living On given the extraordinary impact a death can have on children and their families. As a Finance Director and qualified Chartered Accountant I help the charity with all things finance which allows our volunteers to spend more time making a difference and helping those affected by such a life changing event.
Sam King, Secretary
I have seen and heard our team’s passion for Living On and it was infectious! I therefore decided to volunteer to help deliver the charity’s fantastic vision to support ordinary families in our area, just like my own, that have suffered a bereavement. I have been a PA for twenty years and currently work part time for the managing director of a media company, so provide administrative and organisation support.
Louise Carr, Trustee
Having experienced first hand the devastating effect that a death has on a family, I am only too aware of the need for easy access to good quality support and guidance in the early days of the grieving process. I am the mother of a young family myself, and realised that through our small family alone we knew several families who could have benefited from a service such as this. That is why I am excited to be part of such a worthwhile charity, providing much needed support to local families.
Living On is an amazing charity which I have been aware of since it was founded. Having assisted with some of their events, I was incredibly impressed and moved by the work they do, with both bereaved children and their families as well as the commitment of the volunteers. I am proud to be part of a movement which enables families in my area to access this much needed support at such a difficult time in their lives.