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John Priddle

Chairman of Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw

John moved north to Carlisle in 1976, practising as a solicitor in the city from then until retirement at the end of 2013.

His initial contact with the hospice movement goes back to the death of his father in Lymington, Hampshire in 1994. Direct involvement with Eden Valley Hospice started as a volunteer, marshalling in the Midnight Walk after the death of a work colleague some years ago, and went on eventually to his appointment as a trustee at the end of 2010. He is keen to play any part in sustaining the work of the Hospice, and its amazing bond with the local community. He was made Chairman of Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw in 2014.

Christine Fell

Vice-Chairman of Eden Valley Hospice & Jigsaw

Christine lives in Wigton and joined the board in 2011. Having worked for the NHS for 40 years in both clinical and senior management positions, she has transferable skills which will be utilised in her role as a Hospice Trustee.

Andy Setters

Andy joined the Board in March 2013.

Andy has lived in Cumbria with his family since 1984. He has many years' experience in Human Resources and for the last 10 years has undertaken HR consultancy and interim work in private, public and not-for-profit organisations. He spent 4 years as a Trustee Director of the British Safety Council. Andy hopes that his experience will be useful to the Hospice in HR and wider governance aspects.

Chris Birtle

Chris lives in Penrith and was appointed as a Trustee in January 2013.

A Chartered Management Accountant and a Chartered Company Secretary, he worked in industry for many years before joining the Health Service in 1998. He has previous non-executive experience working as a school governor for 4 years. Chris hopes to assist the Hospice in its finance and corporate governance activities.

Carol Harvey

Carol became a trustee in 2014. She is a retired consultant psychiatrist and medical director and lives in Caldbeck. She has personal experience of the Hospice as her mother was a patient.

Carol hopes to put her clinical and managerial experience to good use as a trustee.

Paula Breen

Paula lives in Edenhall, having recently relocated there from Whitley Bay in North Tyneside.

Having been appointed as a Trustee in November 2014 she hopes to bring experience across a range of business management areas and strategy development. Paula has operated at Senior Management level for over 20 years across the NHS, Private Sector and Education, most recently as the Director of Finance & Resources and Company Secretary of a large Catholic Academy and also brings 9 years experience as Chair of the Board of a large regional housing provider.

Paula has been a keen supporter of and fundraiser for hospice work for a number of years in the North East and is honoured to join Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.

Sarah Crouchley

Sarah joined the Board in January 2015. She has lived in Cumbria since 1987, currently in Dalston. She is a qualified social worker and trainer, worked as a Children’s Guardian for over 10 years followed by a period with the Local Children’s Safeguarding Board for Cumbria. She currently works for a national charity which provides training and safeguarding advice for churches and faith communities. Her particular interest is in safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Her interest in the Hospice movement began a number of years ago when her husband worked at Eden Valley Hospice but was further enhanced during the last weeks of her mother’s life when she saw the benefits of palliative care in practice.

When not working she enjoys walks with her two Labradors and spending time with her family.

Malcolm Iredale

Malcolm joined the Board in August 2016.

He worked in local government and NHS finance and procurement, with over 20 years experience as a Director of Finance. Having spent over 30 years working in the Highlands, Malcolm has a particular interest in the delivery and development of viable, sustainable services in rural areas which he hopes will be useful to Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw.

Izzy Bowles

Izzy recently retired from a career in nursing spanning over 40 years and now has more time available to undertake voluntary activities.

In the early 1970s she trained as a nurse of both adults and children, but for the majority of her career has worked with children in a variety of settings. Whilst living in Kent she was, for a while, Head of Care at Demelza House, a children’s hospice. She moved to Cumbria 14 years ago and worked with life-limited children in both the community and at Eden Valley Hospice. For the last five years she have been teaching the next generation of nurses at the University of Cumbria.

Izzy feels privileged to have the opportunity to be involved with Eden Valley Hospice and looks forward to the challenges that will entail. She believes her professional experience of palliative care, hospice care and respite provision has equipped her with a broad range of skills that will support her in her role as a Trustee.

Tracy Andrew

Tracy joined our Board in 2016 after her father’s prostate cancer diagnosis and successful treatment. Tracy wanted to share some of her 15 years’ experience working in community development; particularly fundraising, project management and performance management, with the hospice and feels excited and honoured to work with us.

James Porter

Information on James is coming soon!