We have some really wonderful people in our team. Some work from home and some come into the office, everyone committing their valuable time time to Josie’s Dragonfly on a regular basis. If you would like to get involved in some way please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Josie Madeline Grove 1990-2007
The Charity was founded by Josie Grove in the weeks before her death.The aims of Josie’s Dragonfly are based on the express wishes of Josie and her desire to brighten the lives of children and young people living with cancer. It is her experience and her shining example of strength, courage and happiness that forms the basis of the the Trust which has become her inspirational legacy.
Cliff & jacqui Grove- Josie’s Parents
Jacqui Grove (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jacqui (Josie’s Mother) is involved with the charity full time. She oversees all the charities activities is the charity’s CEO
“The trust has and always will be, my way of keeping Josie close, but as the charity has grown, it has become more and more about supporting the hundreds of other children that suffer through such long and difficult cancer treatment. We are particuarly eager to help all the children and young people who, like Josie, have to face life without hope of a cure. We continuously strive to raise enough money to do this and with the generous support of others and through raised national awareness we know that we can”
Cliff (Josie’s Father) is involved with the charity in it’s structure and plays a vital role in all the decission making.
Dr. Roderick Skinner Consultant / Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Paediatric and Adolescent Onchology & Bone Marrow Transplant, Great North Childrens Hospital.
“Josie’s Dragonfly Trust makes a real difference to the lives of children and young people who face a very difficult and uncertain future when their cancer cannot be cured. The Cash Gift gives them a feeling of some independance and helps them achieve important wishes at a time when they have lost much control over their illness. This can make a huge difference to how they feel. For children who are too young to express their own wishes the charity priovides very special memories for families to treasure.
I was privilaged to know Josie extremely well as her consultant in Newcastle and was inspired by her vision for helping others. Josie’s Dragonfly Trust is her truly remarkable legacy and my aim is to work very hard to help this wonderful work continue”
Alan became involved with the charity in 2011 and we have been extremely grateful to him for his valuable contribution as a trustee since the start of 2012
Her Grace the Duchess of Northumberland
We are extremely honored to have the support of Her Grace who became a Patron of the Trust in August 2012
Faye has supported us since 2011 and continues to be very actively involved with the charity despite her very successful and busy schedule with ‘Steps’ and the musical theater. Faye has attends our Lunch Club when she is able and appears on our promotional charity DVD. Faye has worked very closely with us on major projects and regularly tweets to her many followers to help us raise awareness.
Paul was very taken by the charity after supporting us at our first very successfull Dragonfly Ball at Close House in 2011. He has offered his continued support throughout the months that followed and was delighted to come on board as a Patron to the Charity in 2012
HEAD OF FUNDRAISING
Jane Dennison MinstF (Honorary Member of the Institute of Fundraising) (email@example.com)
Jane brought her wealth of fundraising experience to Josie’s Dragonfly in June 2011. Her addition to the team was a major step forward for the charity and she now manages a fantastic team of volunteers from our lovely fundraising office in Hexham.
After a year of supporting the charity on a voluntary basis Sarah joined the team at the beginning of 2013 as a part time fundraiser.
OUR REGULAR VOLUNTEERS CURRENTLY INCLUDE….
Catherine, Sue, Shelly, Lucy, Judith, Rob, Olga, Katie & Mary as well as #TeamDragonfly from Queen Elizabeths High School
We are very grateful to our past and present regular volunteers who have give up their valuable time to the charity because they know that it makes a real difference to what we can achieve.