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We round up the latest appointments in the hospice sector. 

St Clare welcomes two new trustees

St Clare Hospice has welcomed two new trustees to the board to support the governance of the Essex-based charity.

Phil Birch has worked in the commercial sector for over three decades and has a background in strategic and operational sales management. His current role is heading up the Asset Protection team at Wilko Retail Ltd, where he is responsible for the security of over 20,000 employees and assets across the business.

Jill Rowlinson is a Chartered Secretary, who previously worked as a governance professional in the private sector and for a national charity. For the past 16 years she has worked in local government and is currently Town Clerk of Ware Town Council. As her father had Parkinsons, she is particularly passionate about the work St Clare does for people with long term health conditions.

Commenting on the new appointments, Chief Executive Sarah Thompson said:

“We are thrilled that Phil and Jill have joined our board as new trustees. These two new members bring substantial and wide-ranging skills and experience from a range of sectors – including Phil’s managerial and commercial skills and Jill’s valuable experience in organisational governance. They will serve as vital members of the hospice team as we look to grow and extend our services in the coming months and years. We look forward to working with them and are extremely grateful for the time and expertise which they will be bringing to the board, as like all our trustees, as unpaid and highly skilled volunteers.”

Acorns Children’s Hospice appoints new Director of Supporter Engagement

Acorns Children’s Hospice in the West Midlands has appointed Noel Cramer as the charity’s new Director of Supporter Engagement.

Cramer will take over the post from current director Louise Arnold. He will be joining Acorns from St George’s Hospital Charity in London where he is Director of Fundraising and Marketing.

Of the new role, he said:

“Joining Acorns allows me to take on a really exciting fresh challenge bringing the skills and experience I have been fortunate to accumulate.

“Working with the talented teams at Acorns I want to ensure more families and young people can access the specialist care that the charity provides. I cannot wait to get started.”

Toby Porter, Acorns Chief Executive, said:

“We are delighted to welcome such an experienced and successful fundraiser as Noel to the Acorns family. He impressed all of us on the selection panel, not just with his skills and achievements, but with his obvious passion and sincere appreciation for Acorns as a charity.”