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The Trustees


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Mark Courage (Chair)

Mark has been involved with the charity since its inception, initially fundraising through activities such as the Windsor Half Marathon 2004, the London Marathon 2006, The Three Peaks Challenge 2011 and more recently the London Prudential Ride 100. Having accepted the invitation to become a Trustee in 2014 he was elected as Chair of Trustees in June 2015.  

Brendan Dean1Brendan Dean

Brendan has been associated with the Trust since 2013. Having initially provided pro-bono legal advice to the Trust, he was delighted to be asked to become a Trustee and is the Trust's advisor on legal and governance matters. 

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Candida Hazard 

Candida was involved in the care of our founder as Sebastian's Community Children's Nurse. A Trustee since 2007, Candida has volunteered extensively for the Trust, and is delighted to have played a part in the development of The Bluebells and many services available to families.


Malcolm Burke 0001Malcolm Burke

Malcolm is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser and has been a supporter of the Trust for many years. Prior to becoming a Trustee in 2010, Malcolm ran two half marathons on behalf of the Trust. As a Trustee, he also chairs the sub-committee for finance. 

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Anne became involved with the Trust at the planning application stage for The Bluebells, and was invited to join the Board of Trustees in 2011. She is a counsellor and trainer and has published widely. She uses this aspect of her professional background to provide clinical supervision to the Family Services team. 


Dan Putty trustee resizedDan Putty 

Dan worked in the NHS for 21 years then in financial services until his retirement. He has worked as a volunteer in many sectors and has been a  magistrate since 1987, a borough councillor since 1990 and a Trustee of Basingstoke Sports Trust.  Having selected the Trust as his chosen charity during his Mayoral year in 2014, Dan was delighted to become a Trustee of Sebastian Action Trust.





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