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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 and stepped down in October 2018.

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Brendan 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.

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Anne Stokes

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.

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Linda Patterson

Linda is a qualified marketer with over 25 years of IT marketing experience. She has been a supporter of Sebastian’s Action Trust for the last three years, having been the main point of contact for the charity in her organisation. She was honoured to be invited to join the Board of Trustees in September 2017 and looks forward to being involved in the very important work undertaken by the Trust.

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Sheila Stranks

Sheila has over 30 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry in both commercial and compliance roles working throughout the globe. She is also a Magistrate in North Hampshire and has a keen interest in governance matters. Sheila was delighted and honoured to be invited to join the Board of Trustees in September 2017 having been a keen supporter of the Trust both personally and as a member of her last employers’ Charity Committee when the Trust was supported by the company.

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Fiona Parsons

Fiona has been a supporter and admirer of the Trust for several years initially fundraising at Hall Grove School, where her son was a pupil. The first event in 2005 involved taking a group of ten year old boys,to run 'a sixth of a marathon for Seb' around Virginia Water. Later that year Fiona ran the Windsor half marathon for the Trust, followed by the London Marathon in 2011.

Fiona retired from her role as a GP in early 2017 and became a volunteer befriender for the Trust. Fiona is looking forward to contributing to the Trust's Family Services team, and using her valuable experience as a GP and setting up mental health services for primary care.





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