The Pied Piper Appeal

The Trustees, Promotional

board & Office Team

The Trustees

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Nick Broady

Chair of the Appeal

Entrepreneur, MD of the Avenue Group and board member of the Honorable Company of Gloucestershire.

The Pied Piper Charity is very close to my heart because as a child I had first-hand experience of the old children's ward at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Many years on, and with tireless effort from all those involved, I feel a great sense of responsibility as the chairman of such an important county charity. The work we do is vital to the children of Gloucestershire. The huge difference we make is not only felt by the countless children and families who visit our hospitals but also in the far-reaching projects and fundraising that improves the lives of children at so many schools and centres in Gloucestershire. I enjoy speaking to local Businesses and groups to encourage as many people as possible to support the Pied Piper Appeal.

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Julie Kent

Vice chair of the Appeal

Julie is a Housemistress and music teacher at Dean Close School in Cheltenham. Sadly after losing her first child to a brain tumour at the age of three Julie and her husband formed the Emily Kent Charitable Trust and raised thousands of pounds for children with cancer in Gloucestershire. They donated £50,000 to the Pied Piper Appeal and when the new Children's unit was built the Oncology ward was named the Emily Kent Ward along with a ward in the Bristol Children's Hospital.

Since joining the Pied Piper in September 2014 Julie has been an active member of the group and was proudly appointed Vice Chair in December 2015 in recognition of her hard work and to help take Pied Piper to the next level, working with the Pied Piper team, Trustees and Chairing the Promotional Board.

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Rob Freeman

Chairman of the Trustees

As a Father myself, the Pied Piper Appeal is a charity that is close to my heart. I have supported the Pied Piper for over six years and have enjoyed every minute. It gives me a chance to give back to the community.

I am the owner of local business, Malvern Tyres, which is heavily involved in the Gloucestershire Motor Show. I also work alongside business sponsors of the charity to facilitate and support the process.

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Chris Cook

Trustee

Chris is a solicitor at Harrison Clark Rickerbys, based in Cheltenham. Originally from Northern Ireland, he has lived in Gloucestershire since 2008 and brings enthusiasm and dedication to the role as well as the ability to assist the Pied Piper Appeal with legal matters. Chris has always been keen to meet new people in the area and expand his network for business purposes and now feels that the Pied Piper Appeal is a fantastic opportunity to start to give back to the local community. The Pied Piper Appeal also resonates with Chris as his family were heavily involved in fundraising for a children's cancer unit in Northern Ireland.
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Jenny Eastwood

Trustee

Jenny starting her career in journalism in 2002 at the Lincolnshire Echo where she went on to become education reporter. She then joined The Citizen newspaper, in Gloucester in 2005 as assistant news editor and later news editor. Jenny then left The Citizen in 2007 to work at the Press Association in London working as a features writer and assisting the commissioning editor producing magazines for the lifestyle market including Woman and Woman's Own specials. She then returned to Gloucestershire Media in 2008 to take up a role as Head of news for both the Gloucestershire Echo and The Citizen newspapers. In 2010 was made assistant editor of The Citizen and in April 2013 was made editor heading up the daily title and also its website gloucestercitizen.co.uk.
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Liz White, MBE

Trustee

My role as a Trustee for m Cloud 9 and The Pied Piper Appeal spans a period of working in the voluntary sector for the benefit of local children for over 25 years. In recognition of my commitment and dedication to charity work in Gloucestershire I am proud to have achieved the Millennium Community Award, The Queens Golden Jubilee Award, The Pride of Gloucestershire Award, The Citizen of Gloucester Award and an MBE for services to the community.
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John Lewis

Trustee

Semi-retired facilities manager
I was involved with the local Cloud 9 charity for 15 years supporting as a committee member, carer on Florida trips and trustee. This led me to become a Trustee of the Pied Piper Appeal when Cloud 9 came under its umbrella in 2015. I am now able to use my experience and enthusiasm for a local children’s charity.
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Steve Vaughan

Trustee

As the CEO of Gloucester Rugby Football Club Stephen has always been close to the work of the Pied Piper Appeal especially after becoming the father of twins in the County a few years ago. He is extremely busy at Gloucester but helps to promote the appeal amongst the players and fans within his work at the Club.
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Paul Baldwin

Trustee

Since leaving Sir Thomas Rich's school in 1982 he worked for Brunsdon and was made a Partner in 1994. He was the Financial Services Operations Director and has always had a passion for what we do and for whom we do it. He has recently retired from Brunsdon where he was the Chair of Brunsdon's 'Heartfelt' fund raising foundation which raised in excess of £100,000 for local charities, including Pied Piper. Having been on the Promotional Board he became a Trustee in 2017.
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Dr.Marie Owen

Trustee

For the past 33 years I have taken a special interest in neurodevelopment of children from the Special Care Baby Unit to their teenage years. I am a governor of Milestone and chair the charity
which supports its holiday play scheme, I founded the Nigel Hunter Nursery in Gloucester as a
therapy centre for infants with severe developmental problems and was chair of the Friends of NHN charity, which jointly funded it in its first 20 years. In 2013, we merged the Friends of NHN with Pied Piper and it was then I was honoured to become a Pied Piper trustee. Elsewhere, I am medical adviser to the Chernobyl Children Project and liaise with Belarusian paediatricians, many of whom have visited me in Gloucester, on educational attachments. I enjoy walking and cross-country cycling I also enjoy playing piano and organ and visiting my three children who are scattered around the world.
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Dr. Roger Head, OBE DL

Trustee

I am a local businessman and have lived in Gloucestershire all my life. I have chaired the Pied Piper Appeal for ten years and have now stepped into the role of Chairman of Trustees.
I was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant (DL) for Gloucestershire in 2007, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in 2011 and am now High Sheriff in nomination for 2015.

I am also Chairman of The Gloucestershire Community Foundation. I love to support the Pied Piper because it is a local charity, efficiently run and makes a real difference to the children it supports.

Promotional Board

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Paul Baldwin

Promotional Board Member

Since leaving Sir Thomas Rich's school in 1982 I have worked for Brunsdon and was made a Partner in 1994. I am now the Financial Services Operations Director and a have a passion for what we do and for whom we do it. I am also the Chair of Brunsdon's 'Heartfelt' fund raising foundation which over the years has raised in excess of £100,000 for local charities, including Pied Piper.
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Cathryn Hage

Promotional Board Member

As a marketing professional I have a passion for creative writing and social media, working on traditional and digital marketing projects, I enjoy new challenges and working with the Pied Piper allows me to help make a difference for children in our county. She always has a special and rewarding project on the go, from working for Gloucester Rugby's Peter Buxton on his successful testimonial year to blogging for the LEJOG cycling team to supporting grassroots rugby. When not at work, being a Mum or feeding the chickens, I love tennis, golf, the odd G&T, and supporting rugby in our county!
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Keith Wintle

Promotional Board Member

Keith is an award-winning designer and art director having worked for 30 years as an agency-based award winning designer and art director. His current role as head of art involves idea generation and concept development not only across a variety of sectors, including, charity / fundraising, retail, financial services and B2B but also across a wide variety of current media channels. Since then it has become my mission to take the quality of marketing offered by Pied Piper to new levels of professionalism and effectiveness. Since 2012 Keith has developed brand guidelines and created promotional collateral for numerous events.
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Peter Glanville

Promotional Board Member

From his time on the pitch in Gloucester Rugby's back row, followed by a nine-year stint as director of rugby at Cinderford, right up to completing a cycle ride for Pied Piper, from Cheltenham to Paris in 2011 Pete has raised around £70,000 from marathons to cycling to triathlons. He joined the Pied Piper Promotional Board and pioneered the pied Piper Sportive but also supplies bottled water to all of the events requiring hydration from his position as MD of Water Coolers Direct.
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Russel Byrd

Promotional Board Member

Russ is the Audit and Assurance Partner at Randall & Payne LLP, accountants in Cheltenham.
Originally from Worcestershire, and after having relocated to the East Midlands, Russ moved to Gloucestershire in 2000. Since then Russ has developed fantastic business contacts, many of whom are now good friends. It is through this network that Russ met with Nick Broady and then became involved with the Promotional Board in the latter part of 2015.

“We always want the best for our family, but our family’s health is one of the few things we cannot control. My wife and I know that if our daughter ever needed emergency medical attention then we would want her to be as comfortable as possible and so to be given the opportunity to be involved in such a fantastic local children’s charity as The Pied Piper Appeal is very humbling”.

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Lee Davies

Promotional Board Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
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Louise Matthews

Promotional Board Member

Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth.
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Richard West

Promotional Board Member

Richard joined the Pied Piper team in September 2016 as Fundraising Manager.
'Westy' went straight from his Sports Coaching degree into working for Roger Head in the gardens at Highnam Court, where he was involved in a wide range of activities from gardening to fixing the computers in the house to mucking out the horses!
During this time he regularly volunteered for the Pied Piper and has been involved with just about every charity event!
In his full time role. His main responsibilities include co-coordinating Pied Piper's fundraising events and supporting companies and individuals as they raise monies for the Pied Piper Appeal.

President & Patrons

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Peter Hickman, MBE

President

I was the original chairman of The Pied Piper Appeal when it was founded in 1992 to raise funds to support the development of a new Children's Centre at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. In 2004 although I stood down as Chairman I remained a Trustee and in 2013 was honoured to be made President of the Pied Piper.
I am extremely proud of what we have achieved for sick children in the county. As an experience it has been humbling, but I have had a wonderful time raising money over the years.
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Baroness Rennie Fritchie of Gloucester DBE

Patron

Rennie has been involved with the Pied Piper Appeal since its inception, and is a well-established and respected Patron. Rennie was educated at Ribston Hall School for Girls and has lived locally for many years.
She is currently Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire and is Chair of the Board of Nominet an Internet Company. She has held a number of significant roles in the NHS, most recently as Chair of 2gether NHS Foundation Trust until December 2012.
Over the years she has seen the Pied Piper Appeal grow from very simple beginnings to the well run and successful organisation it is today, she is proud to be associated with it.
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Phil Vickery, MBE DL

Vice Patron

Philip John Vickery MBE is a former English rugby union tight head prop and member of the England squad. He was a member of England's World Cup winning squad in 2003, playing in all seven matches in the tournament, and is a former England captain. Vickery ended his club rugby career at London Wasps, joining the London side in 2006 after eleven years with Gloucester Rugby.
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Alex Gidman

Vice Patron

Alex is a local boy who went to Wycliffe School in Stonehouse before playing Cricket for Gloucestershire. He suffered a bad injury to his finger which caused him to take early retirement from the game he loved. Subsequent operations were not successfull on his finger and he now gives motivational talks to companys and writes a sportsmans blog.
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Charlie Sharples

Vice Patron

Charlie is a local boy who has played rugby in Gloucestershire all his life. He has played for England as well as Gloucester and is about to have his Testimonial Year. After recently becoming a father he is proud to become a Vice Patron of the Charity and is a often see visiting the Children’s Centre with the Gloucester RFC team.

Office Team

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Richard West

Fundraising Manager

Richard joined the Pied Piper team in September 2016 as Fundraising Manager.
'Westy' went straight from his Sports Coaching degree into working for Roger Head in the gardens at Highnam Court, where he was involved in a wide range of activities from gardening to fixing the computers in the house to mucking out the horses!
During this time he regularly volunteered for the Pied Piper and has been involved with just about every charity event!
In his full time role. His main responsibilities include co-coordinating Pied Piper's fundraising events and supporting companies and individuals as they raise monies for the Pied Piper Appeal.
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Holly Piper

Holly is our operations Girl in the Office. She looks after the money, newsletter, designing of new material, meets and greets all the people that come into the shop/office and keeps an eye on everyone involved in fundraising for Pied Piper as well as the justgiving, info for events and stock taking of our resources. We love that she has the Piper name but that will soon change when she becomes Mrs Williams!
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Jane Bruton

Jane has been a member of the Pied Piper Team since 1992 when it first began. She has seen numerous changes and still works two days a week and seems to volunteer the same amount. Jane looks after the enormous selection of goods that come into be sold and works at Highnam Court providing concerts, visits and open gardens which all raise money for the Appeal.