The Trustees of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity today announced the appointment of four new members of their Board.
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity appoints four new Trustees
These four new appointments bring additional skills and expertise which will strengthen the Trustee Board as ARHC takes steps to develop its support for end of life palliative care in Cambridgeshire.
The new Trustees are Mark Lloyd, CEO of Cambridgeshire County Council; Kate Kirk, Freelance writer and current volunteer for the Charity, and Edward (Ed) Coe, a consultant in the construction industry, but who was for many years a partner with Davis Langdon LLP and is the current president of the Rotary Club of Cambridge.
The fourth new Trustee is Kate Lockett, previously Director of SENSE (the national charity that supports children and adults who are deafblind), and prior to that held a range of Director of Nursing roles around the country. Of her new appointment Kate Lockett said ‘I am both excited and privileged to contribute to a charity with the highest aspirations to ensure a positive end of life experience’.
The un-paid appointments to the Trustee Board are for three years. The Chair of the Trustees, Stuart Evans, said ‘ We were very pleased with the calibre of applicants for these trustee roles and we are even more delighted that we have been able to secure the voluntary services of these four excellent candidates. The Charity is in an exciting phase of its strategic development, and the addition of these Trustees will be invaluable in helping us to improve the quality of end of life palliative care in Cambridgeshire, significantly benefiting our patients and their families’.
One of the new trustees, Mark Lloyd echoed these sentiments when he said "Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports such important work in our community. It's work to support hospice services enriches people's lives. The support provided for family members is also immensely valued. I'm delighted that I'll be able to work with the Trustees and volunteers to make end of life care even better in Cambridgeshire."
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk