Team 2018-09-24T13:50:23+00:00

Our Patron

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan MP is the Member of Parliament for Tooting, South West London and the Shadow Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Dr Allin-Khan studied Medicine at Cambridge University; then worked at the Royal London and Hommerton Hospitals post qualification. She went on to complete a Master’s degree in Public Health specialising in Global Health and Emergency Humanitarian Assistance. Following this, she spent many years working as a Humanitarian Aid Doctor in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. She also worked in rural Australia as an emergency flying doctor. Prior to her election, she worked as a junior doctor in the Accident and Emergency Department at St Georges Hospital in Tooting.

Dr Allin-Khan regards the work of ‘Something To Look Forward To’ as vital in improving outcomes for families affected by cancer poverty in the UK and was honoured to become our Patron in October 2017.

Dr Allin-Khan supports us in publicising the issue of cancer poverty and the importance of improved emotional health amongst cancer patients and their families. She also donates private tours of the Houses or Parliament – a once in a lifetime experience! We are honoured to have her as the Patron of our charity.

Board of Trustees

The Trustees of ‘Something To Look Forward To’ are responsible for ensuring the purposes of the charity are observed. They oversee the strategic planning and finances and ultimately what the charity wants to achieve long term

Alison Doherty
Alison DohertyChair of Trustees
Alison is on the main board of an international ladies fashion business. Her responsibilities cover operations and HR, in which she has had over 15 years’ experience.

Alison is delighted to become the Chair of Trustees and strongly believes in the aims for “Something To Look Forward To”. She hopes her professional experience will help the founders to achieve their worthy goals.

Tim Williams
Tim WilliamsTreasurer/Trustee
CFO of a successful international ladies fashion retailer for the last seven years, Tim has previously held several positions covering Finance, Operations and IT across both client and service sides in predominantly on-line businesses.

It’s time to give something back, and Tim is looking forward to helping ‘Something To Look Forward To’ succeed in making a difference.

Paula Bonham-Carter
Paula Bonham-CarterTrustee
Paula is the Head of Buying at a large international clothing retailer. She has been in the industry for over 20 years and has experience across a number of major retailers on the high street.

Paula was thrilled at the opportunity of being a Trustee of such a worthwhile cause and is looking forward to the opportunities that the charity can give to individuals and families.

Sean Doyle
Sean DoyleTrustee
Sean has nearly 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry, managing private client, charity and pension fund portfolios. He has primarily worked in the UK, but also spent a couple of years in Bahrain, and is currently a Director of a London based Investment Manager.

Sean has been a Trustee of a small national charity for the last ten years and is delighted to have been asked to join the Board of Trustees of ‘Something To look Forward To’ and hopes that his experience will be of benefit to this evolving charity.

Staff

The Executive Directors of ‘Something To Look Forward To’ are responsible for the strategic development, effective management, and ensuring long term sustainability of the charity.

Fiona Coldron BCA
Fiona Coldron BCADirector
Fiona comes from a social care background and has worked in both the public and voluntary sectors and has worked with young people and offenders. Fiona brings her experience as Development Manager with a charitable organisation and more recently as Director of Business Management with a previous charity she co-founded and set up.

In July 2017, Fiona was honoured with a British Citizen Award at Westminster for her work with our charity.

Andy Coldron
Andy ColdronDirector
Andy has a background in Design and Marketing and has worked for conference, exhibitions and live events companies. For the last 17 years he has run his on web design company in Cambridge.

He doesn’t like to talk about it, but he secretly worked for 007!

Francesca Abery
Francesca AberyService and Development Manager
Francesca has a Masters in Social Work and joins the team to support the charity in a fundraising capacity. She has previously worked in the areas of housing and young people, and more recently in local authority social services. She is excited to transfer her skills to the voluntary sector and is relishing the challenge of supporting the growth of ’Something To Look Forward To’.

Volunteers and Advisors

‘Something To Look Forward To’  is supported by a board of volunteers and advisors who provide advice and help in a variety of areas. This voluntary help is crucial to the running of the charity.

James Uren
James UrenIT Wizard!
James has vast experience in the IT/Film Media world. There isn’t much that involves a computer that James can’t do.

He is now helping us take our website to the next phase. Automating many of our processes through the website and giving us the capability to cope with the future increase in demand as our service grows.

Sally Porter
Sally PorterVolunteer - Finance Officer
After having spent almost 40 years working as a Payroll, Pension and Benefits Specialist, in various industries including, Construction, Animal Health and High Tech, I decided 2018 was time to take early retirement and focus on other areas, including volunteering. I met Fiona via a mutual friend and fellow member of the Ladies Choir I sing with and am delighted to be joining the team.
Debbie Stonell
Debbie StonellVolunteer
We first met Debbie whilst doing a presentation at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospital in 2017. Debbie is the administrator to the lead Cancer Nurse and after she heard about what we do, she couldn’t wait to get involved! Using her skills of raffle prize sourcing for charity golf events, Debbie has since been successful in providing leads for a variety of experiences including family trips to Thorpe Park, beauty treatments and hair-cuts!
Sarah Logan
Sarah LoganVolunteer Fundraiser
Sarah is a teacher and a ‘Something to look forward to’ gift recipient. Sarah supported our fundraising event at Canary Wharf which was our most successful collection to date. Sarah enjoyed herself so much that she has joined our bank of volunteers to help at our upcoming events. She told us “it’s great to give back to such a wonderful charity which really helps give people a boost after a cancer diagnosis with a lovely treat or experience”.
Nicola Manuel
Nicola ManuelVolunteer
Nicola Manuel is an Artist Agent at a leading Illustration Agency in London and is the Co Founder of Soap Box Press, a platform for the creative voice of students and graduates. Nicola has personal experience of a brain tumour and is thankfully now in remission. Nicola volunteers her time with our charity to source gifts to give other people affected by cancer ‘Something To Look Forward To’. We are so pleased to have her in our team!
Louisa Drasmussen
Louisa DrasmussenVolunteer
Louisa is an ex-city professional turned yoga teacher and has secondary breast cancer. She has direct experience of the impact a cancer diagnosis has on various areas of life including the financial impact. Following her cancer diagnosis, in April 2017 she found herself in similar circumstances as our founder Fiona. She has helped fundraise recently at Canary Wharf.
Claire Davies
Claire DaviesVolunteer
Claire lives in the south of England and is a full time mummy to her young son which she enjoys immensely. Having seen the impact of cancer both emotionally and physically on friends and family, she is keen to be part of putting a smile on people’s faces when they need it most.
Catherine Pearson
Catherine PearsonVoluntary Advisor
Catherine works as an Administrator for a Research Department at Cambridge University. She has vast experience regarding charity finances and has worked in the voluntary sector for some years. Catherine also undertakes voluntary work whilst combining being a very busy mum to three growing girls.
'Gift Elves'
'Gift Elves'Voluntary Gift Finders
Gift Elves are volunteers who contact companies either by telephone, email or in person and ask for donations of ‘gifts’ for the charity.