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Name:
Robin Dunn
Title:
Trustee and Member of the Advisory Group
Department:
Board of Trustees - Advisory Group
Location:
Inkpen, Berkshire
Dr Robin Dunn qualified and trained Cambridge and St Bart’s Hospital, London followed by a challenging and interesting appointment as Medical Officer in the Solomon Islands where as well as managing the Malaria eradication programme he delivered comprehensive medical care throughout the dependency. This experience inspired his move into general practice. GP training at Oxford lead to practical training in Didcot and a career long partnership in a practice in Hungerford from which he recently retired. An inspirational meeting in 1993 with the Children in Distress’s Founding Director led to an initial visit to St Laurence Hospice in Cernavoda and a life changing experience of both Robin and his wife Anna. Robin and Anna have been an integral part of the growth and development of Children in Distress and its mission of care since then. As a chair of the charity’s Advisory Group, he helped introduce medical audit visits and continues to promote the highest standards of medical treatment and care, in all of CID’s projects and partnership programmes. Having worked at St Thomas’s, CID’s hospice in Slobozia over many years, he continued contact and support when it was transferred to the Fundatia Paraschiva Cuvioasa and today he chairs their UK support charity. Now ‘retired’, Robin is one of the longest  serving Trustees of Children in Distress and each year fits in a series of advisory audit visits. He has worked as a volunteer doctor for ‘ACCROSS’, which using jumbulances assists pilgrimages across Europe for the frail, sick and disabled. He is a local community councillor a fundraiser for the rebuilding of his own local parish church and active in ‘Hungerford Churches Together’. Over the years, he has inspired and organised the Hungerford Big Wheel Bike ride for Children in Distress and fundraises widely for children in Slobozia.     
Name:
Christine Henderson-Docherty
Title:
Trustee, Chair Trustee Management Group
Department:
Board of Trustees
Location:
Glasgow
Until her recent retirement Christine Henderson was senior partner in one of the leading legal firms in Scotland.  Married to Frank Docherty,  Scotland's foremost surrealist painter, she divides her time between their homes in Glasgow and Montfort-sur-Argen,  France. Christine brings the  immense benefit  of her  legal experience and expertise to chair the Charity's Trustee Management Group,  Governance and Legal Committee.
Name:
Alyth Hughes
Title:
Trustees and Physiotherapy Consultant, Chair of the Advisory Group
Department:
Ely Fund-a-Physio
Location:
Ely, Cambridgeshire
Alyth is a trustee, our consultant physiotherapist and Chair of the Advisory Group; she is also a Presedinte Adjunct ( Vice President) of the Romanian Copii in Dificultate Foundation. Being retired has not slowed Alyth down and she remains a consumate professional and dynamic driving force, championing best practice in all aspects of our work. She is constantly in demand as a facinating speaker on her work and the achievements of the charity. In all aspects of her work, she has the seemingly tireless support of Fund-a-Physio Ely.
Name:
Reverend June Hurn
Title:
Trustee. Member of the Board of PositivPlus
Department:
Board of Trustees
Location:
Chistlehurst, Kent
June Hurn, one of the charity�s active and long-term supporters but newer trustees, was born in the United States, however has spent most of her life and career in the UK. A teacher and lecturer in physical education, June also qualified as a remedial gymnast and spent twenty years working with children with special educational needs. Now a priest in holy orders, June is part of the ministry team of St Nicholas�s Parish, Chislehurst in Kent, she is a governor of both the local Specialised School for Physical Development, and a primary school in a deprived area of Bromley. June is an equestrian of note and for thirty years has been active in the Riding for the Disabled Association. June is a loving mother (4) and doting grandmother (8) and enjoys a very active life together with her husband Bruce, a popular and talented artist who generously promotes and supports Children in Distress through the sale of his paintings.
Name:
Neil McGill
Title:
Trustee
Department:
Board of Trustees
Location:
Glasgow
joined the Board in 2011 bringing a wealth of analytical and administrative expertise developed at the director and board level within aero engineering division of Rolls Royce. Neil previously help director and trustee appointments in the further education sector Neil is a member of the charity’s Trustee Management Group and in Governance and Finance committees
Name:
Chris Samuels
Title:
Chair
Department:
Board of Trustees
Location:
Wrexham
Canon Samuels recently retired after a 40 year ministry as an Anglican priest latterly delivered as a much loved vicar of St Mary outwith the Walls, Chester. One time Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Kings School Chester, he is actively involved with Adoption Matters (North West) and is National Chaplain for the Dunkirk Veterans. Chris was appointed Chaplain to the Queen in 2000. He remains very active in preaching and is in regular demand for preaching and services. He is very active in the Rotary Club of Chester and is a Paul Harris Fellow. Chris has been involved since 1989 in a very practical way collecting goods and leading lorry convoys of aid to where the need was greatest in Eastern Europe. He became part of the Children in Distress family of support in 1994 and is now Chairman of Trustees. He and his wife Sarah have devotedly restored their present home in Ruffet, in Wrexham, which also houses Sarah's renowned Art gallery and e-business
Name:
Sir Neil Thorne
Title:
Life President & Senior Founding Trustee
Location:
City of Westminster
Sir Neil Throne recently accepted the honour of being names the Charity’s Life President. Sir Neil, has led a life of service to others, with a   professional qualification as a Chartered Surveyor and a successful career thereafter he became an authority in transport and as a Councillor, Alderman and later as a Member of Parliament for Ilford South. He has played a significant role in sponsoring the Parliamentary Bills providing the Heathrow Express, Jubilee Line Stratford Extension. Docklands Light Railway Bank extension NS1’s St Pancras Chanel Tunnel line amongst many others.   Sir Neil’s interest in charity is far reaching, but focussed primarily on hospices and health care at home and abroad. He has played a significant role in Children in Distress, being one of those who signed the Charity’s original founding document and now its most senior Trustees.  
Name:
Harry Ward
Title:
Mr
Location:
Harry and his wife have been long-term child sponsors and visited St Margaret’s whilst on a walking holiday in Romania earlier this year. Harry is glad to be a Trustee of Children in Distress; as a recently retired Paediatric Surgeon and a governor of the Marjorie McClure School for children with special needs in Chislehurst; he has a deal experience to share and is happy to share his  experience  in the field of children with special needs overseas . Trained at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street and in the Academic Surgical Unit at St Mary’s Hospital, University of London, Harry had hoped to become a General Surgeon with an interest in Paediatric Surgery. However the excess of trainees in adult practice in the mid 1980’s enabled me to pursue a rewarding clinical and academic career in Paediatric Surgery. Appointments at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital London and Bart’s and the London Hospitals as a paediatric surgeon with specialist experience in continence issues  led to a  professional career  leading  a multidisciplinary team comprising of Paediatricians, Specialist Nurses, Clinical Psychologists and Psychiatrists managing children with chronic disability, learning difficulties and behavioural disorders. He  also has wide  experience working to deal with childhood neglect and abuse in many forms.

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